The Corbett Report
Monday, Sept 22, 2008
Internet censorship is once again in the news after legendary YouTube user Nuffrespect posted a new video detailing the latest online attack on 9/11 Truth: a user who is creating clones of respected user accounts and truth movement leaders in order to smear 9/11 Truth by posting racist comments. These have already led to the deletion of several well-known accounts in what has been revealed as a coordinated effort to eliminate 9/11 Truth from YouTube.
This is in addition to the news that YouTube deleted a number of videos and accounts last week at the behest of Senator Joe Lieberman.
That CNET admits these videos were removed as a direct result of Lieberman’s staff’s request is significant, as it was Lieberman who has been urging YouTube to take down “radicalizing” terrorist propaganda since May of this year to bring it into compliance with H.R. 1955, a bill that is currently awaiting approval by the Senate and which would criminalize all dissent of the government. That H.R. 1955 will specifically target the 9/11 Truth community is made obvious by a presentation made to the House Homeland Security Subcommittee in 2007 on “Terrorism and the Internet” which actually listed 9/11 Truth sites alongside terrorist jihad sites as examples of terrorist propaganda on the internet.
At first, YouTube executives made a show of standing up to Lieberman and his tyrannical dictates. “While we respect and understand his views, YouTube encourages free speech and defends everyone’s right to express unpopular points of view,” a message posted on YouTube said at the time.
Evidently that was mere PR and GooTube—bought out by Google last year—is now showing its roots as a spook-infested CIA front that functions as a virtual branch of government. Now with no warning and little fanfare, they have silently started implementing the government’s agenda of taking 9/11 Truth and other forms of dissent off of the premiere video-sharing site.
All of this comes on the heels of numerous blows to free speech on the internet over the preceeding weeks. At the beginning of September, Comcast—America’s second-largest internet provider—announced it would set a hard bandwidth limit on its customers in a move that will limit the ability of users to exchange large amounts of data. This of course sets the precedent for other providers to follow suit and it may not be long before the major internet providers are able to squeeze customers’ ability to exchange information on the internet in the name of cutting down on bandwidth usage.
Also this month, reports emerged of a shadowy United Nations group known as “Q6/17″ which is working with China and the NSA to develop a system to trace the source of all internet communications. Of course, as the linked article points out, such a feature would be useless as all serious hacking attempts these days rely on spoofed addresses in the first place and such traceback features are likely to be used by the very people they are designed to detect. But perhaps creating chaos on an internet that is increasingly becoming an overglorified wiretap is itself part of a much larger plan.
Indeed, the myriad ways in which the internet is under attack is too large to list in one article, but some more ideas of just how 9/11 Truth and free speech on the internet in general is being suppressed may be gleaned from the video below: