AV9 - Patrick Henningsen : The Age of Digital Tyranny
We are entering the age of digital media barons, where firms like Google enjoy a near monopoly on information search and retrieval worldwide. Facebook has engineered a similar grip on global social media. Now Silicon Valley firms are taking their marching orders from government, and under the phony guise of combatting 'Fake News' - tech giants are now filtering out any news, information or opinion which has been deemed "undesirable" by the ruling elite.
The dystopic vision we all feared decades ago is happening now. Can we push back the tide of automated censorship? What is their endgame? Can we fight it? First we need to understand their agenda, and realise our roles as influential actors in one of the most important battles of this generation.
Author Patrick Henningsen is an American writer and global affairs analyst and founder of independent news and analysis site 21st Century Wire, and is host of the SUNDAY WIRE weekly radio show broadcast globally over the Alternate Current Radio Network (ACR). In addition, he is also a regular contributor to RT International and the UK Column News. He has written for a number of international publications and has done extensive on-the-ground reporting of the conflict Syria, Iraq and the Middle East.