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NATO Total War Project

by Cat Sat Apr 14th, 2018 at 06:43:57 PM EST

Early last year, ahead of A Trip to the Woodshed, so-called leaders and pioneers in social media journalism began to promote an organizational effort to provide media consumers (or cucumbers) "to create educational resources." By 2 February 2018, GOOG corp-com announced that the company would will now add notices below videos uploaded by "broadcasters" who receive some level of government or public funding. To fight propaganda, YouTube will now label state-funded news broadcasts in the U.S.

"Our goal is to equip users with additional information to help them better understand the sources of news content that they choose to watch on YouTube," explained Geoff Samek, Senior Product Manager YouTube News, in the company's blog post.
Corp-com cautioned, labelling "will initially appear only to users in the U.S., and it may not always be accurate." So. How's this public-private-partnership censor feature working out? Let's look at a bit of 14 April reportage by "broadcasters" that receive some level of funding from governments that bombed Syria this morning.


CBC | "CBC middle-east correspondent Derrick Stoffel is following all of this for us from Tel Aviv where he joins us now."

STOFFEL: ...'We saw these pictures from state TV the mouth-piece for the Syrian regime showing a crater in an open field.
The broadcast ends somehow having Stoffel reporting from Jerusalem.

BBC | "Britain's contribution to the raids."

MAY: Last night's strikes by the US, UK, and Frawnce were significantly larger than the US action a year ago and specifically designed to have a greater impact on the ray-geems ability and willingness to use chemical weapons. And this collective action sends a clear message that the international community will not stand by and tolerate the use of chemical weapons
[...]
TRUMP: What kind of a nation wants to be associated with the mass murder of innocent men, women, and children. The nation's of the world can be judged by the friends they keep. No nation can succeed in the long run by promoting rogue states, brutal tyrants, and murderous dictators.
[...]
ANDY MOORE (BBC producer): ... The US, Britain, and Frawnce said the aim of the strike was to destroy Syria's chemical weapons, not to change its ray-geem.

Now here's a curious case. AFP | Macron presides over Defence Council after Syria strikes replaced lede reportage on Syrians' "defiance" while I was watching, 11:30 - 12:30 EST. I had to reboot my modem. Within two hours a portfolio of stories touting Canadian fealty to the UK swamped the website's listing.

The "defiance" footage shows up in this Youtube channel, packaged with coverage of Russian functionaries' remarks on US, UK, Frawnce military "raid" on Syrians. The salient point in both broadcasts is, the few Anglo-merican consumers who patronize Frawnch media can be assured that they receive no funding from the government of Frawnce.

FRANCE 24 | Syria and its allies respond to strikes

[TRANSLATOR 1]: I've come to congratulate the Syrian aire defence forces. They successfully intercepted the missiles. Trump, you and all the others, you can't shake us. They won't shake the Syrian people.
[TRANSLATOR 2]: We've been hearing Trump's speeches for the past week. His words are exaggerations of what happened on the ground. Their missiles were destroyed in the skies above Demascus, and they didn't affect us at all. On the contrary, we are proud of our army and the armed forces.

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