The censorship story, unfortunately, isn't going away. The 'fake news' is becoming more and more prominent by the MSM in a last gasp effort to remain relevant. If you tune into certain MSM channels, you will hear the term "fake news" within 5 minutes and repeatedly after that. This is most definitely a precursor to censorship - the only question being how much and how fast.
Breitbart is reporting:
She added: “The last weeks and months have shown that social media companies need to live up to their important role and take up their share of responsibility when it comes to phenomena like online radicalisation, illegal hate speech or fake news.”
And of course “hate speech” is very loosely defined here, so it can basically be used to censor free speech online. We all know what the phrase “fake news” has come to denote — and nearly the entire alternative media is encompassed within it.
It should be no surprise that the same “fake news” the EU wants to censor has been blamed for Brexit and the potential for other countries like Italy deciding to leave the EU as well.
Media Matters, the far-left organization that monitors media, was caught a few years ago promoting as fact the disputed claim that the White House talking points on the Benghazi attack were edited to preserve a criminal investigation.
Then it was caught fabricating quotes to smear a Hillary Clinton critic,and later founder David Brock admitted his nonprofit organization defended Clinton from political attack, apparently in defiance of federal requirements that nonprofits avoid taking sides.
In a statement, Brock said the group’s objectives will include “ensuring the media doesn’t normalize Trump’s bigotry or neutralizing the spread of fake news and other propaganda.”
The concept of “fake news” arose in the latter part of the 2016 presidential race, and the term became common in daily usage after Clinton lost the election.
Sites that had actively supported her and campaigned for her suddenly claimed those who reported on a wide range of other issues concerning the election from an opposing viewpoint were “fake news” sites.
Shot Fired at Conspiratorial Pizzeria - Pretext To “Shut Down Websites Spreading Hateful Material”
Meanwhile, a psyop is in the making to smear online investigators and citizen journalists who are attempting to uncover a very dark web of illicit and damning activities connected to Democratic operatives and the Clinton campaign – much of it exposed by Wikileaks dumps of email from John Podesta, Anthony Wiener and other sources close to the Clintons.
Right now, there is a very real attempt to silence the first amendment-protected reporting in order to keep this bizarre and disturbing story under wraps and out of the news. While violence is not justified, there is an attempt to tie this act to the reporting itself rather than acknowledge the allegations at hand – odd, indeed, since the documents point to the worst kinds of unlawful activity.