US Company That Smuggled Weapons Into Venezuela Linked to CIA “Black Site” Renditions

US Company That Smuggled Weapons Into Venezuela Linked to CIA “Black Site” Renditions By Whitney Webb (MPN) — The parallels between aspects of the Contra scandal and the current situation in Venezuela are striking, particularly given the recent “outrage” voiced by mainstream media and prominent U.S. politicians over Maduro’s refusal to allow U.S. “humanitarian aid” into the country. Two executives at the company that chartered the U.S. plane that was caught smuggling weapons into Venezuela last week have been tied to an air cargo company that aided the CIA in the rendition…

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NewsGuard Launches War on Alternative Media

NewsGuard Launches War on Alternative Media By Whitney Webb (MPN) — Soon after the social media “purge” of independent media sites and pages this past October, a top neoconservative insider — Jamie Fly — was caught stating that the mass deletion of anti-establishment and anti-war pages on Facebook and Twitter was “just the beginning” of a concerted effort by the U.S. government and powerful corporations to silence online dissent within the United States and beyond. While a few, relatively uneventful months in the online news sphere have come and gone since Fly made…

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In Wake of Synagogue Shooting, Social Media Purge Continues With Removal of Gab

In Wake of Synagogue Shooting, Social Media Purge Continues With Removal of Gab By Whitney Webb (MPN) — In the wake of the mass shooting at the Pittsburgh Tree of Life Synagogue on Saturday, action has been taken to remove an alternative social media network on which the shooter responsible for Saturday’s massacre, Robert Bowers, had posted. The decision comes not long after a coordinated effort by Facebook and Twitter that deleted hundreds of anti-establishment accounts and pages. Gab, a Twitter alternative that has thus far been largely dominated by “alt-right” users and those that…

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