There are reasons to be extremely worried about what is happening on the Internet – quite silently.
Worried in terms of freedom of information gathering, respect for Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, worried about democracy, the open society – and more.
There are reasons that you should get very concerned when one of the world’s richest corporate leaders with clear political affiliations and relations to Pentagon and the MIMAC – the Military-Industrial-Media-
His name is Eric Emerson Schmidt and he is Executive Chairman of Alphabet, a huge multinational conglomerate of corporation that owns a lot – including Google.
This one man – much more powerful than many state leaders – is on record saying (at a military security conference) that Google works to introduce “de-ranking” of sites he just doesn’t like.
They happen to be Russian.
And many others too. Like TFF.
De-ranking means blatant, paternalist censorship. Algorithm is the catchword for it.
Schmidt gladly abdicates his responsibility which would be to stand up for net neutrality and net freedom.
It’s an information war in an era of new Cold War and there is very little attention paid to it in Western mainstream media and debates.
Where are the human rights organisations?
Where are the leading media people who should see how much of a slippery slope this is?