Big Tech vs. Dinosaur Media

I am loving this fight…

Several countries around the world want to force companies such as Facebook to pay for links to media outlets posted on their site, and I do not know what to think. I think this fight is beautiful. You have the dinosaur media that are struggling financially against greedy American tech giants, and I don’t know who to support in this fight. The dinosaur media are notorious liars and the social media companies are not reliable providers of services. Facebook shutting off news in Australia should be a wakeup call that relying on Facebook for anything is a road to hell. Your business should be the last thing dependent on Facebook. Facebook might censor you, and you should absolutely delete that application and find ways to live without it. And this goes for Twitter too…

Into the Mind of an EU Parliamentarian who Wants to Free Navalny

Guys, I am amazed about the level of discourse concerning the jailing of Navalny…

Alexey Navalny has a reputation of a fraudster, who has a contempt of court. Remember Kirov les? Now the authorities stepped in, and finally jailed the guy. The reason he was getting away from jail for so long, despite the many cases of fraud against him, is partially due to foreign pressure. And you see European parliamentarians, foreign minsters, members of national assemblies, presidents and prime ministers do not care whether Navalny is guilty as charged, all they care about is that he is a pro-Western rabble rouser that is going to jail and will not be able to influence the kiddies…

Markéta Gregorová is a Czech MEP representing the leftist Pirate Party, who almost constantly makes statements critical of Russia. The main object of her critique is the Russian law on foreign agents that she calls an attack on civic society. Because it ain’t civic society unless it is financed from abroad by George Soros…

Markéta Gregorová and Alexey Navalny

She had this this to say about the jailing of Navalny:

It does not matter that he is guilty before the Russian courts. What matters is that it was without a doubt proven that there was an order to have him killed as was proven not only by the investigative group Bellingcat?

So, the Russian court does not matter. It does not matter that the Yves Rocher case was purely commercial, it was launched by the Russian branch of the Yves Rocher, and Navalny was given a suspended sentence, and he was now jailed for failing to fulfil the requirements of that suspended sentence.

Bellingcat? Are you kidding me? The same people that have uncritically peddled Ukrainian secret service fakes regarding the doomed MH17 flight? Here on this blog I let my dog tear apart Belligcat.

Semyon Slepakov Censored by Twitter

My non-Russian audience may not know who Semyon Slepakov is, he is a Russian songwriter of some notoriety…

In his songs he takes jabs at corrupt officials and the hardships of life in Russia. Some may have assumed he is anti-Putin but no he isn’t…

During the recent Navalny hype Slepakov dared to criticize the protests. He mocked them softly…

And that has caused rage on the part of the liberasts. Slepakov received death threats and similar and took to social media to publicize it…

This is what his Twitter page looks like now:

Meanwhile however, the mainstream media celebrate the success of the Navalny hype…

Opinion critical of Navalny is being mercilessly removed from social media.

Ukrainian Section of RFE/RL Goes Full Soviet With a Caricature of Anatoly Shariy

The RFE/RL was created by the US government as an alternative to the heavily censored media behind the Iron Curtain. Today its journalists cheer the censorship happening to government opponents in one of Murica’s client states…

The RFE/RL accuses Shariy of spreading manipulation and propaganda. That is perhaps true, I don’t know. But for those who know Russian, I recommend this interview. We see the hand of the Kremlin, although Shariy lives as an exile in the EU, namely in Spain. There he does a lot of work trying to bring attention to Nazi infestation of his homeland Ukraine. Ukraine’s secret service, the SBU are trying to accuse him of high treason for his subversive activities. Good luck with that.

Ukraine is a place where television channels are closed down, they are trying to shut Shariy up, and the RFE/RL and the US embassy fully supports this because these channels and Sharij are allegedly “pro-Russian.” Does that mean pro-Russians now have the objectivity ball in their court?

Update: Here is Dan Peleschuk of RFE/RL calling Shariy “toxic propaganda”. You see folks, toxic propaganda is anything critical of the Ukrainian government and any criticism of the Ukrainian government is from Putin.

Miners can Move to Poland

This story has it all, it confirms number of theses that I make on this blog, and that is…

  1. America cucks and pwns East European economies.
  2. The relationship Eastern Europe has with America is toxic.
  3. Russophobia leads to poverty and degradation.

The other day, the Acting Minister of Energy of Ukraine, Yuri Vitrenko held a meeting discussing the Uranium producing mine and factory Vostochny. The company has long been in trouble because Ukraine decided to switch its nuclear powerplants from Russian made fuel to American made fuel. The company Vostochny produces uranium for Russian TVEL nuclear fuel. The Americans don’t need Ukrainian uranium as they have their own sources. There were plans to create a joint venture with the Russians to make nuclear fuel in Ukraine, which would make uranium from Vostochny relevant. Otherwise, the Ukrainian produced uranium is a bit too expensive compared to other sources. But then Maidan came, a festival of Russophobia that led to a civil war, which the Ukrainian officialdom mendaciously call Russian-Ukrainian war, although there isn’t any official declaration of war from Kiev.

And voila, the Vostochny uranium factory is in financial trouble. The workers are not paid and the minister threatens to close the whole thing down because it is not profitable. As to what will happen with the workers, the minister suggested they should move to Poland, where they will find better work conditions and better pay. And he also mentioned that remittances of migrant workers form the bulk of revenue for Ukraine’s economy. Vitrenko also invoked Adam Smith when he said that should there exist cheaper producers elsewhere in the World, Ukrainian producers should make way for them. Only that way, according to him, will Ukraine become rich. The minister was further asked what will happen if everyone leaves? Vitrenko is optimistic that people will always find work and Ukraine will continue producing stuff. He suggested people work in agriculture.

Funnily, I have now trolled Belorussian opposition with the words: “You will pick potatoes!” and the answer always is some bleating about freedom…

Source

Twitter Censors Eduard Dolinsky by Hiding his Profile

The reason I stopped using Twitter and Facebook is because of wanton censorship. A variety of blockages, shadow bans, termination of accounts is being deployed against a vast variety of people for an incredible range of transgressions. Sometimes you don’t even know what caused the ban you received. There is illegal content that should absolutely be removed from websites but most people are not sanctioned for any of that. And really, the correct answer, the minute you receive a ban is to stop using that site. There is Telegram, and everyone is posting there…

Now sometimes, the social media engage in a strange obstruction of content. Eduard Dolinsky is the head of the Ukrainian Jewish Committee and regularly posts information regarding the rampant rehabilitation of Nazi collaborators in Ukraine. This is what his Twitter page looks like when you load it…

So, apparently, brining attention to monuments to Nazis is including sensitive content. Look at the way the profile is hidden from view, as if it was deleted. This is a form of censorship as there isn’t a valid reason to hide his profile and its contents.

And his posts are equally hidden…

There is an option to change settings but I will not register to Twitter again.