Thanks to journalists Steve Sweeney and Eva Bartlett for the report of this splendid illustration of censorship spirit about Ukraine in the West, notably among Western journalists themselves, who in this case, deserve to be called in French télégraphistes. On July 22, Sweeney has received a mail from Jeanne Cavelier, head of the eastern Europe and central Asia desk of RSF (Reporters sans frontières, Reporters Without Borders, a NGO which is safeguarding the right to freedom of information).
Here is from Bartlett, her article and interview of Sweeney
Are you kidding ? In the name of freedom of expression and information, RSF is demanding that satellite operator Eutelsat and the French State (20% of shares) censor the Russian media.
Russian war crimes and propaganda ? Through my remote analysis of known facts, I have detected no single Russian war crime since February 24, beginning of the Russian special military operation in Donbass and Ukraine, but a string of Ukrainian PSYOPs and even false flag crimes, in Mariupol, Bucha, Kramatorsk, Kremenchug, Chasov Yar, Vinnitsa.
Moreover, most Western media, like their governments, are broadcasting the Ukrainian propaganda as reliable information, without the most elementary checking.
I will document in this chronicle the most shameful facts of Western disinformation and censorship of free expression, in the context of the Russian special military operation in Donbass and Ukraine.
- March 16, 2022
Not censorship, maybe worse, the coarse hijack of information, a despicable disinformation, Italian newspaper la Stampa publishes on its cover a cruel photo, which is showing the aftermath of a Ukrainian shelling in Donetsk, capital of a separatist republic in Donbass, on March 14. 23 civilians have been killed. Ukraine is deliberately shelling civilians in Donbass for eight years
But the text is a narrative about the situation in Kiev. The wizardry of Western media turns civilian victims of a Ukrainian attack into the result of an alleged Russian strike.
- April 12, 2022
Twitter permanently bans Scott Ritter, former intelligence officer within the US marine corps, former UN inspector in Iraq, who has always said that no weapons of mass destruction (WMD) were there
His crime ? He has suggested as an expert that the mass murder in Bucha was a Ukrainian false flag. It was.
- April 20, 2022
Graham Phillips is a British journalist and according to Boris Johnson before the parliament, a war criminal
His crime ? His interview on April 18 of Aiden Aslin, a British mercenary who has surrendered in Mariupol on April 12 and has asked for the interview. YouTube will later censor the video.
- June 2, 2022
Ukraine foreign affairs minister, Dmitro Kuleba, writes to Josep Borrell, his counterpart in the European Union, demands the censorship of European media about the Ukrainian defeat and prisoners of war (POWs) in Mariupol
The télégraphistes should deny that Azov regiment is a Nazi formation and has committed war crimes. As supremacists, its members are regarding the Russian-speaking separatist fighters or civilians as Untermenschen. The disclosure of these facts makes the Ukrainian authorities nervous.
- June 9, 2022
Who has not been censored nowadays in the West is not a true analyst or journalist, not a real professional. As a former lieutenant detective in criminal cases and intelligence officer within French State agencies, I am proud to be a professional analyst, not a stooge. The case is minor but so typical of the censorship on US social networks.
I am usually publishing on Medium, have shared there on June 4 an article about the death of a French Nazi militant in Ukraine, have enriched my long chronicle about the Western operatives in Mariupol, quote on June 9 UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss and comment that the legitimacy of Donetsk People’s Republic is precisely the point, that Truss supports badly the defendants [British mercenaries], that the British arrogance must be slapped.
In the evening, my Medium account appears under investigation or was found in violation of Medium rules. No indication of what could be incriminated. For my readers, Medium responds Error 410, indicates that access to the target resource is no longer available at the origin server and that this condition is likely to be permanent
- June 13, 2022
First public German TV channel ARD broadcasts footage which are showing the aftermath of a Ukrainian shelling in Donetsk, but the voice-over denounces an alleged Russian attack.
Three days later, after the outrage on social networks, the channel will regret a mistake
- June 14, 2022
Alina Lipp is a German journalist. She is covering the war in Donbass, the deliberate Ukrainian shelling of civilians. The German democratic State is not enjoying her reports and her bank accounts are already blocked
She is now sued, because she has written on Telegram that denazification has begun in Donbass, where the population is supporting Russia. Which is true. The judicial plot is that the Russian special military operation may become a crime under international law. This harassment is obviously a censorship attempt.
- July 5, 2022
Military defeat has increased the deliberate and continuous Ukrainian shelling of civilian areas in Donetsk. British tabloid Daily Mirror dares title
Russia in blitz on Donetsk. Plumes of smoke over Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, yesterday, after the brutal Russian bombing
above a photo which is showing the aftermath of a Ukrainian attack in the city. The same day, a shell kills a 10-year-old girl, Veronica
- July 18, 2022
This inquisition court is not in Western Europe but in Ukraine, the outpost of the Western civilization and democracy against the Asiatic hordes. On its website, the Center for countering disinformation at the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine reports 78 foreigners so far, analysts, journalists, politicians, scholars… who are accused of promoting narratives consonant with Russian propaganda
Let us not be catechumens. To list and monitor foreign contradictors is a legitimate activity for the Ukrainian State security (SBU). The weird stuff is the publication of the list. That’s intimidation, an attempt of censorship, not polite, when the subjects are citizens of allied countries. The Ukrainian authorities are pretty arrogant. When the ambassador to Germany states publicly that the Kanzler is an offended liver sausage, his words are not my concern. I am not Olaf Scholz’ debtor. But when journalist Alice Schwarzer, for example, is publicly reported as a political enemy, Scholz is paid for being concerned.
- July 26, 2022
[…] a video blogger who has produced and published media content that supports and promotes actions and policies which destabilize Ukraine and undermine or threaten the territorial integrity, sovereignty or independence of Ukraine […]
The foreign affairs minister Liz Truss comments
We will not keep quiet and watch Kremlin-appointed state actors suppress the people of Ukraine or the freedoms of their own people. We will continue to impose harsh sanctions on those who are trying to legitimize Putin’s illegal invasion until Ukraine prevails
The reality of this war, its facts, their disclosure, are destabilizing Ukraine. Therefore, let us harass the messenger until SIEG ! She admits and justifies the censorship
I read articles from the Guardian or BBC, get quickly bored. The British télégraphistes look scared for their own assets, coward stooges, hysterical Western petits bourgeois, alleged journalists.
Breath of fresh air : on Fox News, Tucker Carlson stresses the Ukrainian blacklist of Western critics (cf. supra, July 18), interviews two of them, Glenn Greenwald and Tulsi Gabbard
I cannot imagine nowadays such contradictory words on UK or European mainstream media.
- July 29, 2022
In the previous night, the Ukrainian forces have attacked with US made HIMARS multiple launch rocket systems the camp in Yelenovka, Donetsk People’s Republic, where are detained Ukrainian prisoners of war (POWs) from Mariupol, including members of Nazi Azov regiment. Why ? In order probably to wipe out witnesses of their own war crimes, people who could also testify that Western operatives were there. This action is itself a war crime. 53 inmates are killed.
Karin Bechet Golovko is a French-speaking scholar and political analyst, who writes about the incident on Twitter. The case is minor but so typical. The arsenal of moderation rules are equipping the US social networks with all necessary tools to censor information which are not in accordance with the Western narrative
Meanwhile, this explains that, the European stooge, cheerleader Josep Borell (the most synthetic conclusion of an objective analysis of the nature and employment of the Spanish social democrat) is enforcing the doxa, in accordance with the letter that his Ukrainian counterpart has sent him on June 2 (cf. supra)
The matter is not even worth a written analysis. Except the eccentric Ukrainian statements, no single clue suggests that the war crime in Yelenovka could be a Russian or republican false flag. The material evidences are proving a Ukrainian war crime.
- August 3, 2022
The West has already lost the war in Ukraine, has isolated itself in the wide world, but the censorship is going on. France especially has once more performed as the historical homeland of the courtiers, is more than ever a worldwide joke and its ass is fairly kicked in Africa. That pathetic situation may be the reason for the censorship of RT Documentary channel on Telegram, that the public can no more reach from France without VPN (Virtual Private Network)
I stress it, the documentary channel of the Russian television is violating local laws, but I can still access the recruitment outlet of Azov regiment (third line in the screenshot) and many more Ukrainian Nazi media.
- August 5, 2022
Breath of fresh air : YouTube channel MSM Narrative shares a video from Scott Ritter (cf. supra, April 12). About the Ukrainian list of foreigners who are promoting narratives consonant with Russian propaganda (cf. supra, July 18), he stresses that
apparently, US tax payers money is being used to pay the salaries of Ukrainian civil servants, who are preparing lists that include Americans [who according to these civil servants] should be categorized information terrorists
Scott Ritter is on the list.
- August 9, 2022
A despicable article from le Monde, the alleged baseline evening newspaper in France : servile respect of the editorial guidelines, paranoia, maybe also some corporatism, an anonymous journalist deplores the multiplication of Russian propaganda websites, regarded as State sponsored outlets. Courage is not the most famous trait of French journalism and the article is based on the report of a US company, NewsGuard, regarded as a reliable source. Without scruples, the journalist argues for the censorship of these websites. As a reader, I write in French to the editor
[…] j’ai lu avec passion votre article du 9 août en rubrique “Pixels”, intitulé “Guerre en Ukraine : malgré les restrictions, les sites de propagande russe se multiplient”.
Ce sont surtout vos velléités évidentes de censure, de la part de télégraphistes qui relaient sans vergogne la plus crétine propagande ukrainienne, qui m’ont fasciné.
Alors pour atténuer votre émoi, voici mon blog, pas “endormi” du tout, car en effet, en toute expertise, le massacre de Boutcha fut un crime de guerre ukrainien sous faux drapeau et une opération psychologique […]
Of course no answer, courage is definitely not the most famous trait of French journalism.
NewsGuard states for example as myths the claims that Russian troops were not responsible for the massacre of civilians in Bucha, did not attack the railway station in Kramatorsk. I support these affirmations. The US company may probably not include criminal investigators, is yet regarding itself as independent.
Through a mail on August 10, I request in French the access to the list of 250 websites spreading Russia-Ukraine disinformation […] also peddled by the Kremlin. Junior journalist, managing editor and vice president partnerships in Europe and Canada, Chine Labbe replies that the list is, obviously, subject to the purchase of a license, that the customers are usually researchers, platforms or government agencies.
The Ukrainian State security (SBU) makes lists of contradictory foreign independent analysts and speakers (cf. supra, July 18). Such monitoring is a usual job in every State intelligence agency. But how weird becomes the stuff, when the SBU publishes these lists under the fallacious pretext of countering disinformation, that is intimidation. In the West, a tendency is the partial privatization of intelligence activities. Journalists, within private companies, are falsely believing that they are countering the Russian State activities, make also lists of websites, which are allegedly spreading disinformation. Alongside good intelligence agencies, other journalists access these lists and write that the States should censor these websites. In the case of NewsGuard, I have checked that this disinformation is not. According to my expertise, the massacre in Bucha was indeed a Ukrainian false flag. From Kiev to New York, via Paris, the targets are the same, independent analysts, speakers or writers, who do not feed the Western narrative. And the goal is censorship, through pillory and crackdown.
Actually, these lists should have never left the offices of the intelligence agencies. I am skeptical about the copulation between intelligence and journalism. The couple seems paranoid. One fact is irrefutable. At least in France, the traditional business, the selling of newspapers, is crumbling. The quality independent websites may be a threat for online newspapers
- August 13, 2022
Yet, the laborious report has discovered on August 4, five months late, what every attentive and objective observer had already ascertained : the Ukrainian forces are using human shields in Russian-speaking separatist Donbass, where the nationalists are regarding the population as Untermenschen. The vile politically correct mob has argued that one should not equate aggressors and victims, Russians and Ukrainians. Insanity. The ability to dissect facts, to isolate them from their authors, in order to analyze and qualify them, is the foundation of the law and therefore, civilization.
Westerners have become feeble slaves, submissive to a dominant thought, childish emotions, crooked media, slaves to money. Their close fate reminds me the sublime gesture of the ancient Parthians, who captured Roman consul Crassus, made him drink molten gold.
Each day confirms my certitude of the need to denazify Ukraine. The shameful defeat there of a corrupt and decadent West will be a justice that most of the wide world has long awaited
- August 14, 2022
In Germany, the State is still harassing journalist Alina Lipp (cf. supra, June 14) and even her family. Early August, her mother has found out that her bank account had been frozen. Aside the fact, the bank did not give more information. She is now standing alongside her daughter in Donbass.
Weird situation, Germany is not at war. The fighting ended on May 9, 1945 and the Soviet Union has won
- August 19, 2022
The Arbeitsgemeinschaft der öffentlich-rechtlichen Rundfunkanstalten der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (ARD, 1950-?), first German public channel, is clearly bearing the legacy of another famous German institution, the Reichsministerium für Volksaufklärung und Propaganda (RMVP, 1933-1945).
When on June 13, 2022, the German télégraphistes dared hijack reality, lied and disinformed, pretended that the footage of a Ukrainian shelling in Donetsk would have shown a Russian attack, three days of outrage on social networks were necessary before the channel apologized for its mistake.
But atavism may be too strong after all and on August 19, in a show called Monitor, the same minions dare trial a real journalist, Alina lipp, who is showing her German public the reality of the Ukrainian war crimes, the deliberate shelling of civilians, an action that even Germany, nowadays, is regarding as terrorist
ARD pretends that Lipp has been spreading Kremlin propaganda and lies, while the German State is already suing her but has not yet scheduled her real trial.
In my mind, Germany looked better in the 80s, when I was French serviceman within the occupation forces in Berlin.
- August 20, 2022
28-year-old British national Aiden Aslin was a British mercenary within the Ukrainian regular army, 36th marine brigade, when he has surrendered on April 12, during the Ukrainian defeat in Mariupol, Donetsk People’s Republic.
British journalist Graham Phillips has interviewed him on April 18, was therefore called a war criminal in the British parliament. On July 26 (cf. supra), the government has added Phillips on a sanctions list, frozen his bank accounts. YouTube has also censored the video of the interview.
The authorities in Donetsk has later allowed Aslin to publish videos on his YouTube channel, where he has sometimes denounced the Ukrainian war crimes he had witnessed.
On June 9, the court in Donetsk has sentenced to death mercenaries Aiden Aslin, Shaun Pinner and Brahim Saadoun, but the defendants have appealed. On July 29, with US made rockets, the Ukrainian artillery shelled the pretrial center in Yelenovka, killed 53 inmates. At the same time, the rumor was spreading that the death sentences had been enforced to the three mercenaries.
Aiden Aslin is alive and has recorded on August 8 a video, which was released on his Youtube account on August 16
I guess that in his first videos, Aslin was attempting to trigger an action of the British government, which could have exchanged and freed him. He has received a reply on July 29, with the shelling in Yelenovka.
Today, YouTube has censored Aslin’s channel, likely at the instigation of the British government.
- August 24, 2022
The Daily Telegraph has found out the simplest way to achieve its current mission, releases on its YouTube channel, without voice-over but its own logo and English subtitles, a propaganda video from Nazi Azov regiment
Funny how these British journalists, who are usually denouncing hate speech, are simply translating the words of a Nazi leader, who is proudly displaying on his chest a Nazi symbol, the Wolfsangel
- August 25, 2022
From prison in Donetsk People’s Republic, former British mercenary Aiden Aslin is publishing on a new YouTube channel, Captive in Donetsk.
- August 30, 2022
- September 1, 2022
An unintended breath of fresh air, an epic fail of public propaganda TV channel France 2, which releases a complacent report from Ukraine. And reporter Maryse Burgot shares the video on Twitter. The subject is on the bounds of good taste, but never falls in, a pure piece of crude propaganda. A kid is equipped with fake bulletproof vest and Kalashnikov assault rifle, is saluting from the roadside the vehicles of the Ukrainian army.
But reality is in the details. On the other side of the road, two young girls give the Nazi salute
The voice-over do not even comment the nefarious detail. Imagination makes me laugh. I am wondering what was the action of Burgot’s elders, when a Kommandantur was set in their town, when the Propagandastaffel was ruling the information in France.
The French public propaganda TV channel makes a fool of itself, replies to my previous question, when on September 2, it denies on Twitter that the two young girls have given a Nazi salute, but a friendly gesture, while the synchronized SIEG HEIL is unambiguous in the video.
Atavism is strong, these French télégraphistes remind obviously their elders during WW2. Radio Paris was an asset of the French fascist State. Its main speaker was Philippe Henriot, a minister whom a group of resistance fighters gunned down on June 28, 1944
- September 4, 2022
Coarse hijack of information, despicable disinformation, usual methods of Western media, today French télégraphistes, le Parisien titles
War in Ukraine: Kiev wants the Russian invasion to be recognized as a ‘genocide’
The picture is tragic, appears like a clue that the Russian invasion would be indeed a genocide. Problem : Alexander Ermochenko has taken this photo on September 2, in Donetsk. He is showing a civilian victim of a Ukrainian shelling. And these terrorist shelling since 2014 are one of the reasons for the Russian special military operation in Donbass and Ukraine
- September 11, 2022
Ségolène Royal is a former member of the French Socialist Party, presidential candidate in 2007 and minister. On September 1, 2022, on French news private channel BFMTV, she has dared question the war crimes, that the Russian forces would have committed in Ukraine, according to the catechism of Western mainstream media
[…] Everyone knows that this is fear war propaganda. Moreover, if only the first event, which was told, the shelled motherhood [March 2022 in Mariupol], when Mr. Zelenskyy toured the European parliaments. And this is where the peace process broke down. He used that, he said : I met a pregnant woman who said to me : avenge me… etc He was unable to give us the name of this woman, we did not know the names of the victims. And you can imagine that if there had been the slightest victim, the slightest baby with blood, in the age of cell phones, we would have seen them. There is enough horror in war […] it is monstrous to go and broadcast things like that, just to interrupt the peace process […]
She has triggered outrage within French press coterie. Since the election of Emmanuel Macron, France is more than ever the homeland of the courtiers. That is atavism. Interesting how the lie about the alleged Russian war crimes is the cornerstone of the atlanticist narrative. Yet, no doubt in my mind, through the remote analysis of known facts, I have detected no single Russian war crime since February 24, beginning of the Russian special military operation in Donbass and Ukraine, but a string of Ukrainian PSYOPs and even false flag crimes, in Mariupol, Bucha, Kramatorsk, Kremenchug, Chasov Yar, Vinnitsa… etc
Anyway, the issue is free expression and on September 11, the sentence is imposed. The link is broken, said Marc-Olivier Fogiel, a professional courtier and the current managing director of BFMTV. Royal is now formally persona no grata on the channel.
- September 27, 2022
Twitter, its cheap political cops for NATO, ban Levi Godman (cf. supra, August 30, 2022), after he has written
the people of the DPR/LPR are having this high vote turnout, because they were shelled for 8 years, their families killed and leaders assassinated
yet, facts (shelling, assassinations) and an inference about the splendid popular turnout in the referendums in Donbass and southern Ukraine for the return to the Russian Federation
Fortunately, he is still writing on Telegram.
- October 11, 2022
Based in Paris, Libération is rather a fanzine for young woke urban readers than a real national newspaper. Its editor publishes on cover the same shocking photo which appears in most British tabloids, but no other French newspaper
The head injury may be real, light in this case, but the day after, a video will surface and disclose to the public the staging and a swarm of photographs around merry victims
take a photo of me, Andrej Andreevich. I take a selfie and will send it to my sister in Russia
The scene has occurred in Kiev, on October 10, Libération describes a terror strategy, while Russia is conducting during several days, all over Ukraine, a heavy offensive of strategic airstrikes against command and communication centers, power plants and other energy facilities. The New York Times disagrees
the Russian missile attacks that killed at least 19 people across Ukraine on Monday were wide-ranging, but they were not as deadly as they could have been. That has renewed questions over the quality of Russia’s weapons
Simply unbelievable. The Ukrainian government is demanding that its citizens reduce to 75% their usual energy consumption and the country stops exporting electricity. I guess that Russia has reached its goals, but Vietnamese, Iraqi and Libyan civilians may know what are good quality weapons.
That is the state of the Western press.
- October 19, 2022
BFMTV is the French news private TV channel which has already banned former socialist minister Ségolène Royal, because on September 1, she had dared question the catechism of Russian war crimes in Ukraine. BFMTV is providing a ready-made thinking to all those who are working too much to repay their loans, all the intellectually needy who are nevertheless seeking to shine about news.
Anne-Laure Banse is reporting from Kherson region
the evacuation of this city is occurring in view of the advance of Ukrainian troops, in the course of the counteroffensive which is currently underway in the south of the country. Moscow has admitted that the situation is indeed tense for the Russian soldiers in the field. Kherson has been annexed by Russia at the end of September and is now the regular target of Ukrainian strikes at its infrastructure, like hospitals [… OFFLINE]
oh… we have lost Anne-Laure Banse
adds the anchorman.
- October 29, 2022
The day before, the new boss Elon Musk has sacked Vijaya Gadde, the sergeant major of censorship on Twitter. Scott Ritter (cf. supra, April 12) has tested the reliability of the US social network. The result is negative. Bucha narrative is the backbone of the Western catechism about Ukraine
- October 31, 2022
The Intercept reports that in years of internal memos, emails, as well as public documents, the Department of Homeland Security has outlined its strategy and priorities, is targeting inaccurate information on a wide range of topics, including now the nature of US support to Ukraine, through pressure on private platforms like Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn (Microsoft)… etc
- November 1, 2022
Great news : the État français [French State] has demanded the censorship of Russian channels on Canadian Rumble video platform, which deactivates its access from France
The complete corporate statement is
recently, the French Government demanded that we remove certain Russian news sources from Rumble. As part of our mission to restore a free and open internet, we have committed not to move the goalposts on our content policies. Users with unpopular views are free to access our platform on the same terms as our millions of other users. Accordingly, we have decided to disable access to Rumble for users in France while we challenge the legality of the government’s demands. This decision will not have a material effect on our business, as France represents less than one percent of our users. The French people, however, will lose access to a wide range of Rumble content because of these government demands. We hope the French Government reconsiders its decision so we can restore access soon
Emmanuel Macron’s successive governments, their political police (DGSI), are the world unchallenged champions in censorship demands on social networks.
- November 11, 2022
Funny stuff, I have tested Mastodon, a European federate social network under German law, where the most conventional rebels are fleeing from Twitter, after Elon Musk’s profession of faith about free speech
My account survived four days, a rich experience, where my fellows has offered me several awards : PUTIN TROLL, TOXIC BEHAVIOR… etc
I reply in French to firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com (Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz), firstname.lastname@example.org (Bundeskriminalamt) and email@example.com (Bundesnachrichtendienst)
ne vous faites aucun souci, je n’ai strictement aucune intention de créer un nouveau compte Mastodon. Mon séjour sur le réseau social fédéral n’était qu’un test de liberté d’expression, pour mon édification et celle de mon propre réseau. Je traite plus largement le sujet ici et l’Allemagne est un cas particulièrement intéressant.
Chacun sait depuis le Reichministerium für Volksaufklärung und Propaganda, qu’un machin soumis à la loi allemande n’est pas très Rock ‘n’ roll. De ma propre expérience, je peux ajouter que l’Allemagne était beaucoup plus drôle coupée en deux, à l’époque où j’ai eu le plaisir de l’occuper.
#WinterIsComing et je vous souhaite de tout coeur que ça gaze, quelles que soient les difficultés conjoncturelles
- November 16, 2022
After the incident in Przewodow, where the Ukrainian air defense has shot down an agricultural tractor on Polish territory, the question is accident or crime ? Did Ukraine attempt to provoke the involvement of NATO ? As usual, hysterical Baltic officials and most Western media broadcast the Ukrainian accusations against Russia, when evidences had already been found that the shot was Ukrainian, the debris of a missile from a S-300 system. The day after, Kim Dotcom summarizes
- November 17, 2022
Tucker Carlson reacts to the fake news that most Western media have broadcasted about the incident in Przewodow, where Ukrainian air defense has actually shot down a Polish agricultural tractor
- November 30, 2022
A new low for reliability on the web, such a disgrace for the Anglo-Saxon censors, Wikipedia has censored the English article about the Alley of Angels, the memorial in Donetsk, in tribute to the children whom the Ukrainian shelling have killed in the city since 2014
At 2:00 pm, Paris time, a small French version is still online.
- December 13, 2022
A hilarious way to hear good news : Mykhailo Podolyak is a Ukrainian propagandist and advisor to Volodymyr Zelenskyy, becomes burlesque when he whines about the suppression of the Ukrainian bots since Elon Musk has taken control of Twitter
- December 16, 2022
Within the bureau, the Foreign Influence Task Force (FITF) has been formed in 2017, in order to identify and counteract malign foreign influence operations targeting the United States. Its agents were correspondents of the social networking service. In the cases exposed, they did not flag foreign agents but lambda US users, whose accounts
may [have] potentially constitute[d] violations of Twitter’s Terms of Service, for any action or inaction deemed appropriate within Twitter policy
I know that administrative language, could have written that message. The tone was not imperative but actually, the FBI was requesting censorship. It was up to Twitter to find, in its moderation tools, the pretexts for satisfying the requests. Among the cases exposed, a total of 23 flagged accounts, 11 were permanently suspended
Many tweets were no more than obvious jokes and political satyrs. From my experience in law enforcement and intelligence, I guess that the agents were required to some return, in order to justify their collective payroll. Their production was the volume of suspended accounts. That is my French understating of the mechanism.
Censorship is a weird mission for investigators or intelligence officers. I have started to work before social networks, before web at home, do not understand that strategy. Quite the contrary, social networks are a prolific source of information. That reminds the censorship or self censorship in mainstream media, where alleged journalists seem more concerned with fighting disinformation than reporting information, in Western societies that marketing has rotten to the core, where reality has no more significance.
- January 21, 2023
This is an instance of the atavistic State censorship in France
Under the 9th European package of sanctions against Russia, since December 16, 2022, the French State has frozen the bank accounts of RT (Russia Today) France TV channel, which is forced to cease its activity that day.
The Russian special military operation in Ukraine is also an opportunity for Emmanuel Macron to muzzle a channel which has broadcast fair reports about the crackdown on the Gilets Jaunes protestors (2018- ?). The prostitutes who are populating the French mainstream media will be satisfied.