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‘Google’s plan to isolate Russian media is an act of information warfare’


Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt © Bobby Yip / Reuters

Here is Russia’s latest missive to blame the West, notably Google, for protecting themselves from Russian Information Warfare.

Notice the Whataboutism, saying.

they certainly have all the opportunity to look at what I call propaganda from the leftist mainstream news media

Or,

‘Oh, big bad CNN or big, bad, evil MSNBC’,” Malzberg said. “Russia is ‘boogeyman’ right now, and this is all part of that deal.”

Russia plays the perennial victim. 

Please note this was picked up by Newsline: 

This leads me to believe that Newsline is a Russian proxy.

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Google is dancing to the tune of the US government as part of the broader campaign to demonize Russia, political commentator and TV host Steve Malzberg told RT.

“This is all about the fact that Russia is right now the enemy. Russia has been made the enemy by the left, the Democrats and, by definition, the media. The media has been nonstop for a year now about ‘evil Russia.’ Anything associated with the ‘evil Russia’ will incur the wrath of the government,” Malzberg said. “It is because they have been called in before Congress and because of this witch hunt that is going on… They don’t want to risk the wrath of Congress, and that is the problem.”

“There has been nothing found in the whole Russian collusion investigation so far. And there really no meat here when it comes to RT and nefarious doings and dealings, but that does not stop them. They are just going with the flow,” the political commentator added.

Malzberg noted that if Google really wanted to address the so-called ‘fake news’ phenomenon, they should look in their own backyard and check the information flow that comes out of the US mainstream media.

“If they wanted to concentrate on the real program, they certainly have all the opportunity to look at what I call propaganda from the leftist mainstream news media… But they do not have interest in that, because Congress isn’t calling them to say, ‘Oh, big bad CNN or big, bad, evil MSNBC’,” Malzberg said. “Russia is ‘boogeyman’ right now, and this is all part of that deal.”

Source: https://www.rt.com/news/410463-google-rt-sputnik-information-war/

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2 thoughts on “‘Google’s plan to isolate Russian media is an act of information warfare’

  1. It’s highly likely that Newsline is a Russian proxy. It’s full of RT stories, among them this one :

    https://www.rt.com/news/410449-french-police-suicide-surge

    It’s quite likely that this is a downright fake. It purports to be an exclusive interview of a French female police officer, who attempted suicide. This is supposed to illustrate the (real) spate of suicides among French police, and of course show how the French government is callous, feckless, contemptuous of its police force and powerless in front of terrorism.

    However, there are many suspicious signs there. The policewoman remains anonymous. Her face is hidden to the camera. Even her first name is supposed to have been changed. There’s no real reason to do such an anonymous interview ; the problem of police suicide is openly discussed in France, and policemen are readily available for interviews.

    The so-called interview was triggered by a policeman going amok, and murdering several relatives and random people, before killing himself. This was apparently the result of a sentimental break-up, and unrelated to professional circumstances.

    The RT “journalist” is shown asking a question to the “policewoman” in English. It’s highly unlikely that a policewoman with black lacquer on her fingernails in Thionville would understand questions in English. But no interpreter is heard. Also, RT has French-speaking personnel in France, who would be the obvious candidates to interview a non-English speaker there.

    And finally, what the purported suicidal police officer says does not make sense. It does not ring true. She says “our administration takes decisions”, implying those decisions hurt the police, but she does not elaborate. She says
    “the people’s anger is turning against us”, but this is plain false and no French policeman would say that. Of course the immigrant, muslim youths and the far-left “antifa” fight the police, but the general population, on the contrary, support them.

    Finally, the interviewee alleges that it’s not a matter of police having access to guns, because many policemen supposedly use other means to commit suicide : hanging, drugs, walking in front of a train and even using a hunting rifle. Police suicides are regularly reported in the French media, and I don’t remember a single case where the individual did not use his government-issue gun. The colleague of the interviewee who allegedly killed herself with a hunting rifle especially stretches credibility. If you decided to take you life with a firearm and had access to a powerful pistol, would you chose to go by way of a hunting rifle ?

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