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Libertarian censorship of GAFAM and Silicon Valley in the French media

The facade of the Parisian kiosk and the front pages of newspapers.

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Insidious Influence

While Twitter, Facebook, the New York Times and the Washington Post censored information about Hunter Biden, GAFAM was able to influence the French media, in particular through algorithms or certain subsidies.

It all starts with the orgiastic life of the son of US President Hunter Biden, a dirty guy mired in crack, prostitutes and dove-eyed sips of money; all, perhaps, without the knowledge of the father; even covered with it. Fall 2020 is on the way. The American presidential campaign draws to a close as a crack-drunk Hunter leaves a computer repair shop full of his own drug-dealing videos and influence-peddling e-mails exchanged with corrupt oligarchs.

Political Bombshell: Reports suggest future President Biden dabbled in these Mi’kmaqs. After learning from a computer repairman, the New York Post, a rare pro-Trump daily, puts it all on the front page. There, forgetting about “net neutrality”, refusing to call the cesspool where (at least) the son of the future president indulges, Twitter, Facebook, New York Times, Washington Post and all progressive media censor information, under the false pretense of “Russian propaganda” and “piracy”.

2022: Elon Musk buys Twitter and the Hunter Biden case explodes. The Washington Post and New York Times finally bitterly admit: no pirates, no Putin — but evidence that Biden’s campaign apparatus controls so-called neutral social media hides everything that irritates his candidate. Blacklisting and heavy censorship: the American voter is kept in cold blood about a huge scandal.

But how does this American scandal affect France, especially the criminologist? It is however so – oh so much: let’s see why. Our daily press, websites and related social networks are increasingly subsidized by the Ministry of Culture. In 2021, 97 million euros were given away – an amount such that we do not know which newspaper or website would survive without a windfall. Direct, indirect, exclusive, postal, for innovation, etc., are these allowances at least fair? No: in 2021, the leftist press (L’Humanité, Liberation, Le Monde, l’Obs, etc.) shares 30 million euros, and the rightist idea… less than 50,000 euros. Using Orwell’s newspeak, a cynical ministry of culture without laughter talks about “Promoting press pluralism”.

But everywhere, the one who pays for the orchestra chooses the music: more and more, on the security side, the enslaved media obediently copy the propaganda of the Ministry of the Interior: its data, corrected, cobbled together, are accepted without objection, as reflecting the real insecurity of the state in France and the effectiveness Ministry of the Interior. Even Mr. Darmanin’s most terrible monstrosities are swallowed without flinching. Example: This one brags about its anti-drug shelling, deal points disappear. But, of course, any drug is a commodity. If the police restricted its sale by “shooting” the price of this rarer drug would go up on the street. And now – proof of the lies of the state – prices are falling! What enslaved media dare to report this strange inconsistency to the minister? Nobody.

But in terms of media enslavement, the worst is yet to come: Little by little, the Macron team is cutting its subsidies and allowing our media to be funded… by the same Gafam who supported Biden so much and strangled Mr. Trump. Thus, over three years, Google and Facebook will allocate 132 million euros to “certain national and local publications” in France – exactly the same as today.

But these libertarians are paying Gufs to guide public opinion. It is, by controlling “fact checking,” checks that are supposed to correct errors, whether voluntary or not, that is, in fact, a censorship mechanism that is all the more sophisticated because it seems to be its exact opposite. We know these tools: “Decoders” of the world, “Checknews” Liberation, AFP-Factual, “Fakes Off” 20 minutes, etc. The Gafam Inquisition is already busy putting them in their place: Microsoft’s Newsgard (populated by former CIA and NATO…), Poynter Institute for Media Research, International Fact-Checking Network, Politifact, etc.

If we’re not careful, Gafam’s anonymous agents will soon tell the French what to think; will draw an imperative line of “suitable”, past which it “slips”. Soon, any opponent of “their” candidate will be quietly suppressed. The ruthless libertarian mafia of Silicon Valley destroyed Trump – they will do the same in Europe.

Public opinion resists: where the media are subdued in this way, their influence is crumbling. In the United States, where the stimulus began, only 26% of respondents now trust the media “most of the time” (Reuters, 06/18/2022). To which, Gafam saw these journalists devalued, and therefore useless. “The Hecatomb in the American Media” – Le Figaro headline (06/12/2022).

A note to the antifa-make-up journalists in the French media scene: see your colleagues on Buzzfeed-France and you will meet the same fate. Karl Marx spoke of drowning “in the icy waters of selfish calculation.” But these Gafams, who are now paying you, have no more political instinct than in Marx’s time – and always the same project: billions and always more.

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