Tag Archives: Social Media

Phantom Democracy in the Age of the Internet

By Nozomi Hayase Source: Dissident Voice After the Electoral College vote, the Trump presidency is now official. As denial and blame games continue, it becomes clear this was not a foreign government coup d’état. The truth is that democracy in America … Continue reading

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Facebook, Twitter, Western Media Attempt to Reassert Monopoly Over “Truth”

By Ulson Gunnar Source: New Eastern Outlook In a surreal and stunning example of 21st century propaganda and censorship, Google has cobbled together a coalition it is calling “First Draft” to tackle what it calls “misinformation online.”  First Draft’s “founding partners” … Continue reading

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The world wide cage

Technology promised to set us free. Instead it has trained us to withdraw from the world into distraction and dependency By Nicholas Carr Source: Aeon It was a scene out of an Ambien nightmare: a jackal with the face of … Continue reading

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Pokémon and the Age of Augmented Hyper-Surreality

By Luther Blissett Imagine walking to a park in a fairly average medium-sized city on a warm Summer day. There you see groups, pairs and individuals of different ages and races slowly milling about, some with dogs, some with baby … Continue reading

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Electoral Politics and the Illusion of Control

By William Hawes Source: Dissident Voice We have all been told a lie. The lie that says democracy can be maintained only through voting, through purely representative, parliamentarian means. When the founding fathers set up the Constitution and Bill of Rights, … Continue reading

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SMARTPHONES, SOCIAL MEDIA AND SLEEP: THE INVISIBLE DANGERS OF OUR 24/7 CULTURE

By Martijn Schirp Source: High Existence If there is one book to read about our addictions to work, phones, consumption, and the current state of capitalism, it’s 24/7: Late Capitalism and the Ends of Sleep by Jonathan Crary, a professor of … Continue reading

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Rope-a-Dope

By Rodney Swearengin Source: Adbusters During the second round of the 1974 epic boxing match billed as the Rumble in the Jungle, Mohammad Ali leaned extraordinarily far back upon the ropes as George Foreman relentlessly bludgeoned Ali’s body and arms. … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Mini Doc Double Feature

“Our False Reality” and “The Lie We Live”: two recent short videos with a thematic connection. The first was produced by Aaron Dykes and Melissa Melton of TruthstreamMedia.com and explores how those who seek power and control use technology to … Continue reading

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