NYT Editorial Board Compares Right-Wingers to Jihadists, Demands Censorship Of Social Media

Monday, November 26, 2018
By Paul Martin

Chris Menahan
Nov. 26, 2018

The legacy media is furious they’ve lost control of the narrative and they’re desperate to get it back by any means necessary.

Nationalist and populist movements are sweeping the globe due to open communication on the internet allowing the masses and anti-establishment leaders to do an end-run around the lying media.

Though the media has seen a bump in their followers due to Trump’s presidency as well as Google and Big Tech moving hard to censor their competition, they recognize the trend is still going against them so they’re moving to shut it all down.

The way they intend to do it is simple: accuse everyone of being “racists,” “sexists,” “bigots,” “white supremacists,” “neo nazis” and so on and demand regulations for “hate speech.”

Case in point: this piece released Saturday from the New York Times editorial board, where they push for hardcore, authoritarian censorship of the internet to stop the spread of “toxic ideas” and call for the US government and corporate America to team up to carry it out. They use fake stats from the ADL — which they call “the most authoritative source” for documenting alleged hate incidents — to make their case.

From New York Times, “The New Radicalization of the Internet,” subheadline, “Jihadists and right-wing extremists use remarkably similar social media strategies”:

Social media has played a key role in the recent rise of violent right-wing extremism in the United States, including three recent incidents — one in which a man was accused of sending mail bombs to critics of the president, another in which a man shot dead two African-Americans in a Kroger’s grocery store in Kentucky, and a third in which a man is accused of conducting a murderous rampage at a synagogue in Pittsburgh.

Each of these attacks falls under the definition of right-wing extremism by the Global Terrorism Database at the University of Maryland: “violence in support of the belief that personal and/or national way of life is under attack and is either already lost or that the threat is imminent.” Antiglobalism, racial or ethnic supremacy, nationalism, suspicion of the federal government, obsessions over individual liberty — these are all hallmarks of this network of ideologies, which is, of course, shot through with conspiracy theories.

Yet, even as the body count of this fanaticism grows, the nation still lacks a coherent strategy for countering the violent extremism made possible through the internet.

Apparently, there was no violent extremism before the internet! The internet is what “made” it “possible”!

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