The World Report article, “Shutting Down the Internet to Shut Up Critics”..


American IT companies are following suit today with other countries like Russia, Germany and Iran.. 

I do not agree with inciting violence of any means.

The World Report linked in this post states that violance actually increased by 4x instead of reducing the threats of violance in countries during heightened unrest.

But in America, there has been an ‘association in fact’ racketeering enterprise that has violated the citizen’s freedom of speech rights with a variety of methods to steer and/or stifle public discourse. 

Freedom of Speech protections for the Press is limited.
Publishing Corporations that own  subsidiary “news” companies do not have carte blanche Constitutional protections that supercede individual Citizens rights of public discourse.

“Media manipulation refers to the act of creating an image or argument that favors their particular interests. It includes the use of logical fallacies and propaganda techniques, suppression of information or points of view by pushing them out, by making other people or groups of people to stop listening to certain arguments, or by simply deviating attention elsewhere. Further, media manipulation involves utilizing staff news specialists, self-serving handouts, programmed appearances, and positive and negative reinforcement in dealing with reporters and news media. It is often used as a powerful tool to manipulate masses through modern technologies.”

Many IT companies are also quasi-publishing corporations. 

They cannot be instituting policies outside the U.S. Constitution – under which they are incorporated.

Published by Trudy Sobocienski

My blog, "Beyond Leadership" is a creative place to share my personal feelings and thoughts while working in leadership roles for a variety of Alaska Native organizations, both for and not-for profit entities. An incredible leader and mentor of mine once asked while we were in Washington, DC, "What happened to you between the ages of 7-10 that motivated you to serve in a native leadership capacity". I was struck by that poignant thought and as such, include actual entries from my mother and my diaries beginning in the early 1970's. I enjoy sharing these excerpts because it captures the parallels she and I were experiencing throughout life, from two separate worldviews. Hers as a young mother of four and mine as her eldest child. I have never came across a book on leadership that lays bare a leaders personal feelings, thoughts, hopes, fears and dreams they were experiencing. So for me, my goal is two-fold: 1. Share the incredible life my parents created for my siblings and I growing up in remote Alaska; and, 2) Sharing my humanity, through my personal diaries and journals, while serving as the youngest-ever President/CEO for the Alaska Native Health Board. There are passages that will include significant policy issues I was working on throughout my career and travels. There are many more passages that do not. I cannot speak for my mom's passages, because I am reading them as I share them here, with you; with her permission of course.

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