FAKE NEWS AND FOREIGN INTERFERENCE
Censorship under the guise of ‘fighting fake news’ and ‘keeping us safe’ is still censorship. The public is expected to surrender our freedom of opinion and personal responsibility to the safekeeping of paternalistic platforms and purportedly benign State overlords. The unprecedented power of Big Tech, in willing service of the State apparatus, has weaponised narrative management on an industrial scale. The right to a dissenting voice, the right to freely access and publish counter-narrative information is the last defence of citizens against the money, might and authority of powerful institutions and the State.
Documents from the Australian Defence Force released under FOI request reveal that the Australians are exposed to manipulation by psychological warfare campaigns conducted by our own government.
Social media platforms openly collude with governments, intelligence agencies and powerful vested interests. Cleverly, the premise of fighting ‘fake news’ is an effective cover for a far more subtle and insidious motive - the control of public opinion at scale.