Internet sleuth and investigative journalist Matt Drudge claims that there is a threat against copyright laws, which could ban independent media outlets. He had confirmed that even a Supreme Court Justice has told him, "It's over for me."
Drudge, who appeared on the Alex Jones Shows, to Jones, "I had a Supreme Court Justice tell me it's over for me," said Drudge. "They've got the votes now to enforce copyright law, you're out of there. They're going to make it so you can't even use headlines."
"To have a Supreme Court Justice say to me it's over, they've got the votes, which means time is limited," he added.
Drudge indicated that there was coming a day when operating an independent news website could be outlawed.
"That will end (it) for me… fine… I've had a hell of a run," said Drudge.
"This is ghetto, this is corporate, they're taking your energy and you're getting nothing in return – nothing!" he continued.
Drudge also made reference to Twitter and Facebook and said that they were actually stifling the organic growth of internet news.
I can attest to this as Facebook not only charges businesses to pay for likes on their pages, but then turns around and charges them to push their content to those who like their pages! It's unethical and immoral.
However, they are not the only ones. Drudge also spoke about Google News.
"Google News – hello anybody? The idiots reading that crap think there is actually a human there – there is no human there – you are being programmed to being automated even up to your news….a same corporate glaze over everything," said Drudge.
"Stop operating in their playground, stop it," said Drudge.
"I'm just warning this country that yes, don't get into this false sense that you are an individual when you're on Facebook. No you're not, you're a pawn in their scheme," concluded Drudge.
I tend to agree. Though we use all of these networks to try and get our message out because it does reach a large audience, the fact of the matter is that they do remain in control of a lot of the reach every news outlet has or doesn't have. Furthermore, with Google ads, there is also restrictions that can often end with termination of the contract to provide ads, even though all one is doing is reporting the truth!
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