Saidit is becoming an echo chamber by wizzwizz4 in SaidIt

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Very valid point. Lots of other online forums have suffered the same treatment. The attackers usually follow the same script:

1 post something super racist

2 upvote said post to top spot

3 discredit the site by calling them out on racist post - "see this shit they upvote?"

92 out of the top 500 subreddits on reddit are controlled by just 4 people. by Orangutan in MeanwhileOnReddit

[–]bablarb 10 insightful - 4 fun10 insightful - 3 fun11 insightful - 4 fun -  (0 children)

also, how single users suddenly dominate the giant subs like worldnews and politics

Today it's u/johnruby with 3 in the top 20. Yesterday it was u/maxwellhill

"See something, say something?" by Robin in WikiLeaks

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The man who ended the illusion of Free Speech

The cabal behind AgainstHateSubreddits, TopMindsOfReddit, and ShitRedditSays has been discovered. They are in contact with the admins have been pulling the strings this whole time. by Tarrock in MeanwhileOnReddit

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On this topic, why not point out the only non-disputable data-point we have?

The World's most active reddit city of 2013: Eglin air force base, which just happens to host a research team on astro-turfing

They owned it then. and never let go.

https://www.reddit.com/r/Blackout2015/comments/4ylml3/reddit_has_removed_their_blog_post_identifying/

Don't join the army by magnora7 in memes

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yup, very refreshing. The fact that it's #1 on saidit/s/all is also proof that the mic's 'perception correctors' still haven't poisoned saidit.

I hope it lasts.

"This announcement from Reddit Admins scares the bejesus out of me." by Orangutan in conspiracy

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How reddit has fallen. and continues to fall. This is beyond disgusting

"Fuck China." by MostlySunnySkies in MeanwhileOnReddit

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"We have always been at war with Eastasia."

Spread it by useless_aether in MeanwhileOnReddit

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It is. It's also using 10s of thousands of deaths to promote a geopolitical agenda.

Stay classy saidit

If You See Something... by Robin in images

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wish I could give more than +1

Statement From Chelsea Manning’s Legal Team: Ms. Manning is Recovering in Hospital, Scheduled to Appear in Court Friday by salvia_d in WorldPolitics

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She needs to be rescued by a government that offers basic human rights

Nancy Pelosi Shows Exactly What her Party Stands For at SOTU: Disruption and Childishness by Tarrock in politics

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She stood clapping for the US-elected president of Venezuela.

There's only one party

C I A Takes Over, Julian Assange Locked Up by EndlessSunflowers in conspiracy

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Now Glen Greenwald is getting locked up too.

Empire is on a winning streak

Abby Martin Banned From Speaking at US University For Refusing to Sign Pro-Israel Pledge by REDISCOM in news

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Good thing these rules weren't around in the 80s, or the boycott of South-Africa would have failed.

Julian Assange on camera leaving UK court in prison van after US extradition hearing by EndlessSunflowers in conspiracy

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all I can do is donate to his cause

US Attacks Baghdad Airport, Killing Top Iranian General by salvia_d in WorldPolitics

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yup, last year's ally is today's target. The strike took out a good chunk of PMF's leadership, the same group we fought with against isis

"Chinese internet users must pass a facial-recognition test to use web" by Robin in censorship

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Look at westerners believing whatever their propaganda machine tells them

Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange is to remain in prison when his jail term ends because of his "history of absconding", a judge has ruled. by r721 in WikiLeaks

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Notice how hard they avoid stating the simple truth: Assange was granted Political Asylum

Senate confirms veteran agent Gina Haspel as first female CIA director despite torture role by dcjogger in politics

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I don't always torture people, but when I do I destroy the evidence

- gina

The US Army Asked Twitter How Service Has Impacted People. The Answers Were Gut-Wrenching. by salvia_d in WorldPolitics

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Iraqis should be asked that same question. Their answers should be printed in English for everyone in the US to read.

Another spokesman for the rich by EndlessSunflowers in memes

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Isn't this more true for foreign than internal issues?

There are some small but real differences in their domestic priorities, but when it comes to foreign affairs... that's deep state territory. If you're Iran the US will come after you no matter who's president.

The Mueller Report Is In. They Were Wrong. We Were Right. - Caitlin Johnstone by fred_red_beans in politics

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This lady is a prophetess

Israel’s Stranglehold on American Politics - Chris Hedges by salvia_d in conspiracy

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The WaPo story is downright scary. You know "foreign meddling" has gone to a new level when the editorial board of your capital's main newspaper serves foreign interests.

r/news censored story of renowned Uighur musician Abdurehim Heyit who was killed in a Chinese detention camp. OP confronted the mods, mods openly say they're catering to new Chinese owners, and OP posts a picture of this exchange that is now on the front page by magnora7 in MeanwhileOnReddit

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I agree 100%, reddit is heavily manipulated - but a minor stake in a $2+ billion company doesn't change who's running the show. Reddit is still a US company, operating on US soil, and its management and top-admins and hw and servers are all at the physical mercy of only one government - and it's not the Chinese.

Then just hrs after the investment was announced some admins "admit" they censor content to please their new Chinese overlords - I just can't bring myself to believe it. Seems crazy that the old media-manipulation machinery would roll over that easily.

However, if I was a professional perception-controller (with n ntrepid licenses) and I wanted to spook a western audience about the great new menace of China - I would do just that... make fake claims about "them taking over" to trigger a standard "were not gonna let them!" reaction.

That's just my random thoughts. There are so many layers of deception on reddit that I take nothing there at face value.

r/news censored story of renowned Uighur musician Abdurehim Heyit who was killed in a Chinese detention camp. OP confronted the mods, mods openly say they're catering to new Chinese owners, and OP posts a picture of this exchange that is now on the front page by magnora7 in MeanwhileOnReddit

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Mods openly say they're catering to new Chinese owners

Smells of planned trolling to me.

The idea that Tencent buys <10% of reddit and is able to implement censorship on day 1 is really hard to believe, sorry.

Former US President Carter: Venezuelan Electoral System “Best in the World” by fred_red_beans in Venezuela

[–]bablarb 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

what's the basis for the claim in the first place?

The Carter Center worked in Venezuela for years as third-party/independent monitors to make sure the elections were free and fair. Just google "carter center venezuela"

Why only 6k views? weird by bablarb in funny

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duh, I confused upvotes with views. TIL I'm not the brightest bulb in the bulbstore

Who controls reddit? China or Russia? An easy test for the hobbyist at home. by bablarb in MeanwhileOnReddit

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yes, lots of groups & governments push their stuff. I was commenting on who dominates by looking at "top" posts.

New policy to exclude Chelsea Manning by bablarb in WikiLeaks

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Just grep for 'manning'

The key edit is principle 2, which explicitly prevents Amnesty from advocating on Manning's behalf. No urgent actions, no POC status.

"Amnesty International’s position is that Chelsea Manning’s disclosure did not meet the criteria for protection (principle 2)"

It's a clean break from their existing policy (tshwane principles), which demand they support her (while she was re-imprisoned), as far as I can tell. The edited policy would limit Amnesty to simply argue that Manning should be afforded the "for the common good"-defense in a trial. Real weak stuff, and a big step down from what amnesty claims to stand for.

It's also disturbing how they decided to rewrite the rules while Manning was sitting in a cell.

yes, there's more to this.

Judge orders Chelsea Manning's release from jail in Virginia by bablarb in WikiLeaks

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good point. you're right.

Chain of Events by magnora7 in memes

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I would merge them and call it goldman sachs

... or blackrock or sheldon adelson

Made in China: COVID 20 and COVID 20 Pro by oaf in funny

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'member when China bought reddit and turned it into a propaganda tool?

Dresden: A Real Holocaust by wisdom37 in WarWatch

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Not so different from Mosul in 2017. A city of 2 million turned into rubble and 40,000 bodies.

CIA used Swiss encryption firm to spy on dozens of nations for decades by salvia_d in WorldPolitics

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Makes sense how the cia wants everyone to ban huawei. Probably the only 5g company that won't give them backdoors

2010: The US urges Iran to fully cooperate and comply with the UN Special Rapporteur on torture. A reminder what hypocrisy looks like by bablarb in WikiLeaks

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thanks. will keep looking.

The only post on the front pages of r/worldnews about the million man march in Iraq asking the US to leave got removed because it was "covered by other articles". I checked the propaganda sub, no other posts about this by Hellothereawesome in WorldNews

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Good catch. Funny how the same sub has 20+ posts about the flu virus in China. No problem there...

r/worldnews is so incredibly manicured it's comical.

Hollywood Actress Rose McGowan Apologizes To Iran: "52% Of Us Humbly Apologize" by Trump_WG1WGA in news

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I wish we could deport the warmongers. 7 wars of aggression and a million deaths are enough

Fuck the mic

Wikileaks releases OPCW e-mail exchange exposing Syria false flag cover-up by salvia_d in WorldPolitics

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you can tell how important this story is by how hard our media ignores it

The Democratic Debate Was AWFUL, Trump Is Going To Landslide 2020, Admit it by Tarrock in politics

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It doesn't help when the host hates one of them:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgMOBWXusYU&feature=youtu.be&t=374

Project Veritas PART 1: CNN Insider Blows Whistle on Network President Jeff Zucker’s Personal Vendetta Against POTUS by Chipit in news

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Thanks for posting. A lot of people don't know what's happened at cnn since 2012

'South Park' Leans Into China Censorship Controversy: "F*** the Chinese Government!" by [deleted] in gifs

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why is this in s/gifs?

UN: at least 60 civilians killed in US airstrikes by bablarb in WorldNews

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We drop 30+ bombs a day and kill and maim thousands every month. Amazing how little our media covers this.

Crisis Initiation - A reminder that DC think tanks have plotted this for years: How to get us to war with Iran by bablarb in conspiracy

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This clown has a big voice:

Clawson is declaring that “someone” should fabricate a situation that would produce a conflict that could have a catastrophic impact on the United States as well as on the entire Middle East. He might be seen as moderately ridiculous, but [] he is well wired into the system. He writes regularly for the Washington Post, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal; appears on television as an “expert”

https://www.theamericanconservative.com/2012/09/28/false-flagging-the-road-to-war/

How Reddit Was Destroyed (ver 4.0) by Drewski in MeanwhileOnReddit

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case in point: u/maxwellhill who gets 50% of top posts on worldnews every day.

Wonder what "army" he's backed by...

Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange is to remain in prison when his jail term ends because of his "history of absconding", a judge has ruled. by r721 in WikiLeaks

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One tiny tentacle of the hideous thing that rules us

Victory for Hong Kong Protesters as government finally completely withdraws Chinese extradition bill by magnora7 in WorldNews

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Always cool when governments are forced to listen to their people.

Makes me wonder, if protesters shut down LAX or JFK, how would they be treated here?

What books do I need to hunt down while I still can? by Durkehrhei1313 in conspiracy

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Bought Journalists by Udo Ulfkotte (Orig: Gekaufte Journalisten)

In 2015 a fake US publisher in Oakland bought the rights to the english version... in order NOT to publish it. Blatant big brother censorship in broad daylight.

France Has Assassinated 22 African Presidents Since 1963 by salvia_d in conspiracy

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and 'global war on terror' is code for 'colonial powers re-carving up Africa'

R.I.P. Justin Raimondo (November 18, 1951 – June 27, 2019). You will be missed. by salvia_d in conspiracy

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A major fucking hero.

UN specialist on Torture is quietly and universally ignored by Western media by bablarb in conspiracy

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This Op-Ed has been offered for publication to the Guardian, The Times, the Financial Times, the Sydney Morning Herald, the Australian, the Canberra Times, the Telegraph, the New York Times, the Washington Post, Thomson Reuters Foundation, and Newsweek.

None responded positively.

What do you miss about the internet circa 2009? by compultantuser in AskSaidIt

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The global engagement center not swallowing every political forum it finds.

Two tankers struck in suspected attacks in Gulf of Oman by bablarb in WorldNews

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operation Iranian Freedom

When you're the enemy of the people, and the people are winning. by [deleted] in MediaAnalysis

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even the dregs of youtube are better than Judith Miller and Billy Kristol and their ilk

For anyone in the Bay Area with a sense of justice by bablarb in WikiLeaks

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June 12th 4pm Federal Building, SF

Why privacy matters even if you have nothing to hide by salvia_d in conspiracy

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for best answer ask any East-German

Hackers Use NSA Code to Grind Baltimore to a Halt, Pass Code on to Russia, China by salvia_d in conspiracy

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The usual suspects are, as always, Russia, China, North Korea and Iran

but

Of course, there is no evidence that any of these actors were behind the reported hacks.

What is the difference between "home" and "all"? by bablarb in magnora7

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nice, thanks

For the first time in the history of our country, the government has brought criminal charges under the Espionage Act against a publisher for the publication of truthful information. This is a direct assault on the First Amendment by [deleted] in conspiracy

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Whoever publishes Truthful information should be thanked. They help inform and educate the public and thus strengthen our democracy.

I personally couldn't care less who provided the info, as long as it's 100% authentic, which it was.

Makes me wonder: Are you angry the voters were made aware of the DNC rigging the nomination in 2016?

Trump agrees to keep about 400 US troops in Syria, official says by dcjogger in politics

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Deep State rules

I went to prison for disclosing the CIA’s torture. Gina Haspel helped cover it up. by dcjogger in news

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Gallagher, Golsteyn, and Marine Scout Snipers to be pardoned:

https://taskandpurpose.com/trump-gallagher-golsteyn-marines-pardon

Already pardoned:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Behenna

War crimes are ok. Reporting war crimes is not.