DHS Creates Database To Track Journalists, Bloggers, “Media Influencers”, Calls Critics “Conspiracy Theorists”

DHS Creates Database To Track Journalists, Bloggers, “Media Influencers”, Calls Critics “Conspiracy Theorists”:

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) wants to track the vast networks of journalists, bloggers and other “media influencers” through a massive, searchable database that will allow them to monitor “any and all” trends in real time, according to a publicly posted job listing.

Apparently the NSA doesn’t share their toys with DHS…

The DHS “Media Monitoring” initiative is currently seeking a contractor who can provide DHS with the ability to track over 290,000 global news sources in more than 100 languages – including online, print, bradcast, cable, radio, trade and industry publications, traditional news sources and social media platforms. 

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Sheriff Raids House to Find Anonymous Blogger Who Called Him Corrupt

Sheriff Raids House to Find Anonymous Blogger Who Called Him Corrupt:

After a watchdog blog repeatedly linked him and other local officials to  corruption and fraud, the Sheriff of Terrebone Parish in Louisiana on Tuesday sent six deputies to raid a police officer’s home to seize computers and other electronic devices.

Sheriff Jerry Larpenter’s deputies submitted affidavits alleging criminal defamation against the anonymous author of the ExposeDAT blog, and obtained search warrants to seize evidence in the officer’s house and from Facebook.

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Your Facebook, Twitter and blog are about to be monitored for references to the Government

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Your Facebook, Twitter and blog are about to be monitored for references to the Government (Metro, June 5, 2015):

If you’re one of those people that gets a bit vocal about politics, you’ll be interested to know that your Facebook, Twitter and personal blog are about to begin being monitored for references to the Government.

Ministers announced yesterday that the Government had awarded a contract to five companies who will monitor what people tweet, post to Facebook or blog about the Government and provide updates to Whitehall in real time.

Officials and ministers will provide a list of keywords and topics to the companies so that they know what to monitor.

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Dr. Paul Craig Roberts: Truth Is Washington’s Enemy

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury during President Reagan’s first term. He was Associate Editor of the Wall Street Journal. He has held numerous academic appointments, including the William E. Simon Chair, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Georgetown University, and Senior Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University.

Truth Is Washington’s Enemy — Paul Craig Roberts (April 21, 2015):

US Representative Ed Royce (R, CA) is busy at work destroying the possibility of truth being spoken in the US. On April 15 at a hearing before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs of which Royce is chairman, Royce made use of two minor presstitutes to help him redefine all who take exception to Washington’s lies as “threats” who belong to a deranged pro-Russian propaganda cult.

Washington’s problem is that whereas Washington controls the print and TV media in the US and its vassal states in Europe, Canada, Australia, Ukraine, and Japan, Washington does not control Internet sites, such as this one, or media, such as RT, of non-vassal states. Consequently, Washington’s lies are subject to challenge, and as people lose confidence in Western print and TV media because of the propaganda content, Washington’s agendas, which depend on lies, are experiencing rougher sledding.

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Conspiracy Theorists, Bloggers Compared To ISIS During Congressional Hearing

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‘Bloggers’ Compared to ISIS During Congressional Hearing (Prison Planet, April 16, 2015):

People who challenge establishment narratives online likened with terrorist organization

Bloggers, conspiracy theorists and people who challenge establishment narratives on the Internet were all likened to ISIS terrorists during a chilling Congressional hearing which took place yesterday.

The hearing, hosted by the House Foreign Relations Committee, was titled “Confronting Russia’s Weaponization of Information,” and accused Russian state broadcaster RT of weaponizing “conspiracy theories” to spread propaganda.

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Feds Hold Hearing On Whether They Should ‘Regulate’ INDEPENDENT News Websites

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If you like your internet, you can keep it. Period.


Feds Hold Hearing On Whether They Should ‘Regulate’ Sites Like Drudge, Infowars And The Economic Collapse Blog (Economic Collapse, Feb 11, 2015):

The control freaks that run our government always seem to want to “regulate” things that they do not like.  And so it should be no surprise that there is a renewed push to regulate independent news websites.  Sites like the Drudge ReportThe Economic Collapse Blog , and Zero Hedge have been a thorn in the side of the establishment for years.  You see, the truth is that approximately 90 percent of all news and entertainment in this country is controlled by just six giant media corporationsThat is why the news seems to be so similar no matter where you turn.  But in recent years the alternative media has exploded in popularity.

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Russia Forces Its Popular Bloggers to Register — Or Else

Russia Forces Its Popular Bloggers to Register — Or Else (Bloomberg, Aug 19, 2014):

Russian President Vladimir Putin is taking names. Potentially thousands.

The former KGB colonel, concerned with how social media can be used to undermine his authority, this month expanded his regulation of media to the blogosphere, requiring those with at least 3,000 daily readers to register their real names and contact information. So far, about 580 bloggers in Russia have applied to register with the country’s communications regulator Roskomnadzor.

The government says this is needed so it can remove inaccurate or defamatory information on the Internet. But some bloggers fear it will limit free speech, allow Putin to close down blogs he doesn’t like and give him an excuse to block sites such as Twitter in the future.

The total number of bloggers who are required to register may be several thousand. Roskomnadzor may shut down the accounts of those who don’t follow the new rule. Roskomnadzor sent Eduard Limonov and Boris Akunin, who are known for their opposition to the government, requests to register their blogs, according to the daily newspaper Izvestia.

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Legislative restrictions on popular bloggers come into force in Russia

Legislative restrictions on popular bloggers come into force in Russia (RT, Aug 5, 2014):

As of August 1 all blogs having 3,000 daily readers or more will have to follow many of the rules that exist in conventional mass media, such as tougher control on published information or the ban on use of explicit language.

The set of amendments to the Administrative Code, the Law on Information and the Law on Communications , dubbed by reporters as the ‘Bill on Bloggers’, was signed into force by President Putin in early May this year.

The draft introduced the definition of a popular blogger as someone whose internet page attracts at least 3,000 readers every day (earlier this week the authorities announced that these should be unique visitors, not just page hits). Such authors will now have to register with the state watchdog Roskomnadzor, disclose their real identity and follow the same rules as journalists working in conventional state-registered mass media.

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Bogus Photos Of ‘Russian’ Air-Defense Systems In Ukraine Debunked By Bloggers

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Bogus photos of ‘Russian’ air-defense systems in Ukraine debunked by bloggers (RT, July 23, 2014):

Ukraine continues to concoct evidence of Russia’s air defense system’s involvement in the Boeing tragedy. This time Ukraine’s secret service has published as ‘proof’ month–old photos of Kiev’s own Buk-M missile system, claiming it is Russian.

Although even American officials have privately admitted that there is no evidence that Russia is involved in the Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 disaster on July 17, Kiev has its own idea.

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