Recently I’ve been recording the obvious censorship being carried out by Twitter. Similar happenings are happening across the social media landscape. This isn’t a random happening.
Left unchecked, Social Media is a dangerous platform for the political elites. Real people swap and share real stories and opinions about real events. The truth becomes much harder to suppress. Questions that were never asked about official narratives now find a voice. Corporate greed is exposed for what it is.
It doesn’t matter whether are fighting the insane power of the Big 4 Banks here in Australia, or you live in America and are trying to expose the hypocrisy and insatiable greed of the establishment within the DNC. SOcial media has given ordinary people a voice.
Independent journalists with a commitment to a forensic examination of facts and emboldened by a powerful cocktail of Wikileaks truth and seething discontent within the wider community have established healthy audiences.
Websites like Disobedient Media, Zerohedge, Medium and Truth Dig have given voices to a range of political commentators and analysts who look beyond the carefully crafted media releases and 30-second soundbites to discover the truth about the world we live in.
The media empire carved out by the powers that shouldn’t be hasn’t appreciated these new players on the block. They have successfully neutered (paid off) some voices while campaigning vigorously to restrict and reduce the reach of these dissident truth tellers. Any alternative media voice is now immediately categorised as “fake news.” This allows giant media platforms like Facebook and Twitter to effectively shadow ban dangerous viewpoints.
Journalists like Caitlin Johnstone and Elizabeth Vos along with comedian Lee Camp, have all complained of the reduced reach that their posts on Facebook and Twitter now have, despite continually growing their audience.
Controlling independent journalists is like herding cats, particularly when the social media cat is well and truly out of the bag.
As soon as the establishment shuts down one outlet, another annoying source springs into life.
Steemit is the perfect vehicle for independent media. There is very little censorship. Its very existence depends upon updated fresh content. There is no advertising and hence no advertisers to upset. Most importantly, the fact that it is built on blockchain technology, offers the opportunity for contributors to earn significant income while they do what they love doing. Frankly, it’s the oligarchy’s worst nightmare.
Incredibly disruptive and important independent voices from the alternative media have begun to embrace Steemit. In the past three weeks, HA Goodman, Suzy Dawson, Elizabeth Vos, Caitlin Johnstone and Lee Camp have all established accounts with Steemit. I’m sure that there have been others.
It seems like the war against the establishment is entering a new and exciting phase – one that will be even harder to put down.
It’s upto us (to respectfully quote Lee Camp) to keep fighting.