Censorship On The Rise From EU To Brazil
Survival of journalism is all about you, the audience
AI is replacing journalists, leaving the state without stenographers
State's answer is censorship under the guise of online safety...
hiding crimes from vaccine and cull, to war, under hate speech laws
Censors deem people criminal by imputing intent
Questioning Covid response = conspiracy theory = hate speech = anti-Semitism
EU attacks entire countries: accuses Hungary of blackmail for defying Eurocrats
What they really, really want is war; and they'll brook no resistance
Censorship aims to disguise imperial and colonial zombies — They Live!
Western states cannot survive without poor countries to pillage
Youth are arising, challenging ‘elites’ as oppressors of the oppressed
Latest NWO testing ground is Brazil as it broadens censorship
Given the slave history of globalists it is clearly a socio-economic favourite
Jan 31, 2024
CNN Philippines is closing down; Sports Illustrated has shut; Washington Post is laying off dozens, the LA Times is immolating staff. Media companies laid off 20,000 jobs in 2023, says Forbes. 
Is the future distinction not between legacy media and alt media, but imaginative, creative, original thought vs AI generated clickbait?
All the journalists' work has been scraped into machine learning models. Much newsroom journalism is a robotic production job nowadays. Many good journalists have left state corporate media.
How will governments sell their narrative without the semblance of a diverse media? The answer, it seems, is censorship.
The open internet is coming to an end to be replaced by the Zero Trust Strategy (ZTS) — which calls for all internet users to be authenticated at all times. This follows from the post 911 laws that viewed all citizens as guilty unless they could prove otherwise to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) or the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
The pretext for ZTS will be a war, perhaps arising out of the attack in Gaza, or cascading crises.
The scope and power of AI already may exceed what we are told. McKinsey estimated that 30 per cent of hours worked in the US could be automated by 2030.
White collar, middle class jobs are in jeopardy. Chat GPT is flavour of the month, and according to Business Insider jobs at risk include tech industry, accounting and legal. In some areas it has already made inroads: teaching, finance, trading, healthcare, graphic design, customer service and journalism.
Goldman Sachs calculated in March that technology could soon replace the equivalent of 300 million jobs in the U.S. and Europe. This is one reason the powers that be (TPTB) think they no longer need the workforce of the past.
I've been in the reporting/editorial business for 40 years and during the past 15 years it has changed (partly because I moved from reporter to editor) but I was run ragged.
Friends had told me for two decades to leave the industry but I could still get paid fairly well. However, companies wanted every last drop: 15-hour days sometimes.
I have since left and live by this writing and the much appreciated support of readers.
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I won't bore you with the details of the journalistic life: suffice to say I would train reporters how to write (yes, some get a job nowadays without knowing how to write). The task became 90 per cent production: marking up, processing, homogenising.
I don't know if AI was watching but if it had been I could have given the machine a great training. By monitoring our process, watching how reporters learn and improve, AI might have attained 80 per cent of what a producer does nowadays.
In the past 20 years news agencies like Reuters (my former employer) farmed out jobs like financial market reporting to India. Few journalists walk the City, talking to brokers and bankers, visiting the London Stock Exchange, the Bank of England and financial regulators to form a rounded view as I did in the early 1990s. Increasingly the reports are just about data, which you can see if you watch CNBC (for whom I also worked, covering the bond markets).
News reporting by AI can potentially update in real time faster than a human is capable. Without the judgement of an experienced editor it would, of course, make errors, but these would be corrected as better information arrived.
That is unacceptable, since it could mislead markets and decision makers, for example, but we already live in an era when the slogan of television news networks should be “Never Wrong For Long.”
Dissident or contrarian journalists who serve a specific audience are one cohort that can stay ahead of AI — and the audience is what makes it special. For if the state wanted to write clickbait tips or vitriol to excite or polarise, AI could do that too, serving TPTB by driving people to extremes where they would seek conformity with authority, tribe or market index.
Online Safety &c.
The push for “trusted voices” by politicians suggests that they are working in league with the industry. Both gain from collaboration.
If you wanted to clear the decks for AI journalism, it would be helpful to ensure that there was no contrarian or dissident competition, for that would embarrass the robots and spoil the party.
Hate speech, online safety and trusted voices initiatives amount to the same: homogenisation.
See how anti-Semitism rose the forefront right at the moment the public rose up against the Covid measures.
The EU is financing a massive project called: EU Strategy on Combating Antisemitism and Fostering Jewish Life (2021-2030).
Its chief, Katharina von Schnurbein, claims was that “a recent study commissioned by the EU’s directorate-general for justice found that when it comes to anti-Jewish hate on Telegram, Twitter and Facebook, there was a 13-fold increase in German language posts, and a seven-fold increase in French ones during the pandemic.”
The Covid-19 pandemic was accompanied by “a virus of hate.”
Credit to Paul Cudenec at Winter Oak for the article for highlighting the timing of the EU's focus on Anti-Semitism and the parallel projects of Covid, climate lockdown and war. 
Very timely, Schnurbein's project also targeted Palestinians, smearing the boycott movement and adopting the ADL's equation of anti-Zionism with anti-Semitism.
The findings are based on one report, ordered by those same people in the European Commission and intergovernmental institutions who are concerned that the public is waking up, albeit belatedly, to the plandemic.
Although published by EU staff it was a report-to-order from the Institute for Strategic Dialogue, one of the many profitable non-profits in the “disinformation”, “hate” and “extremism” space. It reads as follows:
“Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, the economic uncertainties and anxieties around the virus have been weaponised by a broad range of extremists, conspiracy theorists and disinformation actors, who have sought to propagandise, radicalise and mobilise captive online audiences during global lockdowns.”
This, it says, has “dangerous implications for public safety, social cohesion and democracy.”
Examples of anti-Semitism were confined to a rather limited number of German online posts that they examined — just four per cent.
They used the formula: Questioning the Covid response = conspiracy theory = hate speech = anti-Semitism.
They made no concession that people had a right to question the Covid response.
In Britain the new Online Safety Bill awaits the royal assent. It deems people criminal if they send a message, know it is false, it causes harm, and if the sender has no excuse for sending the message. It applies not just to words but to any link you attach.
Vague is vogue. The test is that communication causes “non trivial psychological harm” yet it also requires that police can prove the sender knew the information was false, and intended to do harm.
This has the grey miasma of Soviet law which was written hazily enough to give wiggle room — to let off a connected person and snare an opponent.
As UK Column News points out in its Jan 31 broadcast, during the government's Covid response, the Scientific Pandemic Insights group, SPI-B, intended to “use media to increase sense of personal threat.” Is it also guilty? 
As for stirring up hatred, what are we to make of British prime minister Rishi Sunak's Rwanda deportation bill, which as we have pointed out, is little different to the measures proposed by AfD or Britain's Patriotic Alternative. It seems it is perfectly all right to propose deporting migrants to Rwanda, so long as your name is Rishi Sunak and not, say, Roland Hartwig or Alice Weidel.
Your daily Hitler
It is a commonplace that every rival the Western plutocrats wish to unseat, they first denounce as a new Hitler:
CNN, 1999: Milošević, the new Adolf Hitler?
Sydney Morning Herald, 2002: Saddam the new Hitler, Bush tells Europeans
The Atlantic, 2011: Is Qaddafi the New Hitler?
NPR, 2017: White House Spokesman Stumbles Over Assad-Hitler Comparison
No-one objected to this last Hitler until Sean Spicer stated Hitler “didn't even sink to using chemical weapons” and was forced to clarify that he meant “on his own people.”
Fidel Castro was Hitler (U.S. representative to the UN Vernon Walters); Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega is Hitler (Pope Francis); Russian president Vladimir Putin has been Hitler since 2014, according to prince, now king, Charles. 
Anyone can be designated “worst person ever” just as the “rules-based international order” is invoked to justify any war. As Humpty Dumpty said, “A word means exactly what I want it to mean, nothing more, nothing less.”
The Alice In Wonderland technique refers in psychological operations to perplexing the subject of an interrogation, or the public, by confounding their expectations and reactions.
Hungry for war
The Guardian is a useful guide to the neocon mind.
A leaked EU document shows the Woke warmongers plan to sabotage Hungary's economy if the latter fails to support prolonging the war in Ukraine.
The Daily Groan spins this as Budapest “blackmailing” the EU, when Victor Orbán, recently re-elected in a landslide is perfectly within his right to oppose the any policy drawn up by the unelected, appointed, dirigiste, anti-democratic, corporate-run European Commission.
Actually the blackmail line comes from the Financial Times: “Fury mounting across European capitals at what one diplomat called the ‘policy of blackmail’ being pursued by the Hungarian prime minister.”
The FT is a once-great newspaper that has been captured, like many, by the self-described deities of DEI (diversity, equity and inclusivity —but only according to the gospel of BlackRock and Lynn Forester de Rothschild's Council for Inclusive Capitalism.)
If policy making is reduced to emotion — and clearly the emotional blackmail is coming from Brussels (HQ of NATO and EC) against Budapest — how long before the Commission pays for rapid response units to had out white feathers in the streets of Europe to blackmail emotionally the people to sign up to fight for the bankers: 1914, 1939, (perhaps 1991 had the USSR not collapsed) and now 2024; so every 25-50 years.
Zionism as shield
European and U.S. rulers are not concerned what you or I think about Israel. The descendents of European imperialists seek to obscure their own plans.
They do not like Zionism being called a form of imperialism (settler colonialism) and they really don't like it being called ethno-nationalism.
To the British imperialists like Alfred Milner (part of the Rothschild-Cecil/Salisbury clique that still runs foreign policy through Chatham House and the CFR and who wrote the Balfour declaration) it was situated within a plan to make the British empire permanent, if not as a federation, then as a lose commonwealth of like-minded nations.
Today's rulers are not worried about the history. Life is brutal and short, as the modern champion of reapolitik Heinz Kissinger might have said.
Today's rulers are worried that Zionism exposes the eugenic, rapacious, land-grabbing, resource wars of their own venality.
Paper money (fiat currency) has allowed forever wars; technology has democratised killing by drone. Now they subsidise a war on their own citizenry through Green energy. The number of solar panels is to double by 2025, increasing the demand for industrial silver. The resource wars are sure to follow, and more likely competition for rare earth minerals.
Naked and nationless
For centuries they have cloaked empire in nationalism. Now, however, they are dismantling the nation state, except in the case of Israel (this makes Israel an outlier — another reason for raising anti-Semitism. The explanation may be that banking interest largely own the territory of Israel, but that’s another article.)
What is nationalism, however, and what is empire?
Nationalism, to you and me, might be captured in the phrase, “the land of my birth.” But that is not the imperialist view, who see the domestic population as mere chattel; cannon fodder to overthrow and expropriate another population.
Empire can only achieve its goals by dominating and subjugating another people; thus it is a genocidal project. It can only be sustained at scale if it is co-opted by bankers since the cost of war is beyond the means of kings. Only chartered, multinational corporations — public private partnership in the modern lingo — can turn the captured land and peoples into profit, as the East India Company and its successors have done for 500 years.
See Pirates, Privateers And Merchant Adventurers (Aug 15, 2023)