Tag: Propaganda

Looking for Free Speech in Russia? Try YouTube

MOSCOW — Mainstream television in Russia, stage-managed by the Kremlin, barely mentions Pussy Riot, the anti-Putin punk band, or Aleksei A. Navalny, the country’s most prominent opposition figure. Forget about hearing much feminist talk, or humor at the expense of the government or Russia itself. “The entire social, political part of television is controlled by […]

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Twitter Takes Down Accounts of China Dissidents Ahead of Tiananmen Anniversary

SHANGHAI — Three days before the most sensitive political anniversary on the Chinese calendar, Twitter suspended the accounts of Chinese political commentators in what it said was an accident. The move showed starkly the global political ramifications of Silicon Valley slip-ups. Twitter’s action, which one human rights worker said affected more than 100 users, came […]

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Anchors From Fox and Chinese State TV to Hold Live Debate on Trade

BEIJING — Call it the battle of the anchors. With tensions between China and the United States running high, the fight between the two global powers has shifted — at least for now — from dry back-room trade negotiations to a buzzier, more high-profile arena: American prime-time television. On one side is Trish Regan, an […]

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The Fake Nancy Pelosi Video Hijacked Our Attention. Just as Intended.

Last week, a series of manipulated videos — subtly slowed down and then pitch-corrected to make it appear as if the House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, was drunk or incapacitated — were published across Facebook and other social networks, including YouTube and Twitter. The swift spread of agitation propaganda and the creep of hyperpartisanship across social media […]

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