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The New York Times the article “How Russian Propaganda Spreads Beyond English Speakers” is an unintended but no less devastating self-exposure of government and corporate media efforts to suppress public access to all information and analyzes that contradict US and NATO propaganda accounts of its proxy war in Ukraine.
The Timewhose coverage of the war is consistent with Washington’s “good versus evil” narrative, writes: “When Russia’s war in Ukraine began, Facebook, Twitter and other social media giants decided to block or to limit the reach of accounts of the Kremlin propaganda machine in the West.” Time complains that Washington’s efforts to censor Russian accounts of the war “do not yet include media coverage in Latin America and the Middle East”.
Without total worldwide censorship, writes the Time“The result has been a geographic and cultural asymmetry in the information war against Ukraine that has helped undermine American and European-led efforts to exert broad international pressure on Mr. Putin to cancel his war.”
The Time This article highlights the intense involvement of social media outlets Facebook and Twitter in suppressing news and analysis, especially RT, which provides access to Russian reporting. But efforts to impose global censorship must be intensified.
The Time says: “Failure to tackle Russian messages in Spanish, Arabic and other languages has left the door open for the Kremlin to win over audiences in parts of the world where the United States, its main villain , are perceived with greater ambivalence.
One of the major lessons the US government learned from the Vietnam debacle was that media accounts of the wars must be fully propagandized. The era of “integrated” reporters, dictated by the Pentagon and the CIA, was beginning. Coverage of the current war by the Time and all the major media illustrate the result of this process of corruption which has been going on for decades. The Time is the most egregious example, usually declamatoryly referring to all Russian statements as “lies”.
This “news” article, for example, categorically denounces “President Vladimir V. Putin’s unprovoked invasion, demonizing Ukraine and covering up responsibility for Russian atrocities that have killed thousands of civilians.” Is it really a fact that the invasion is “unprovoked”. In the distant past, the pretense of objective journalism would have been observed writing: Putin’s invasion, “which Washington claims was unprovoked…” All of these essential modifiers are now removed.
The Time The article ends with the following quote from an Argentinian political scientist: “Part of RT’s success is probably not so much due to promoting the Russian version of events, but rather to challenging the Western narrative. This self-defeating statement exposes the ambitious goal of US censorship, which is not only to block access to unfavorable information, but also to prevent the “questioning of the Western narrative”.
This goal can only be achieved by blocking access to RT. It demands the suppression of news and analysis and any public expression of critical thought. The conclusion: US and NATO imperialism demands a dictatorship within the borders of their own country.