Washington, D.C. – In response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request in the Benghazi investigation, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was forced to release e-mails from a private account used to conduct official State Department business.
Amongst the emails released online, via the FOIA, was a document with the title “Google and YouTube.” Within the correspondence, a Clinton staffer forwarded the personal contact information of Google and YouTube’s CEOs on to the Secretary’s Office, according to Andrew Demeter, writing for Minds.
The email was allegedly in regards to a request to block an unknown YouTube video.
Within one hour, a telling response came which stated that “the block will stay through Monday. They will not be unblocking it before then.”
According to Demeter:
Just last month, veteran journalist Luke Rudkowski was censored by Google for posting a video about — you guessed it! — Hillary Rodham Clinton. This incestuous relationship between tech companies and the federal government is no longer conspiratorial heresy, given that Clinton also recently hired a longtime Google executive to manage her upcoming presidential campaign.
Evidence of one of the pillars of modern political power reaching out to two of the largest purveyors of information in the modern era, in an effort to stifle legitimate sharing of information, reeks of crony capitalism and the true dysfunction of modern government.
This information needs to go viral so people can see exactly how business is done in Washington, D.C.. Politicians reaching out to censor the citizens of this country from engaging in legitimate dissent on our most popular social tools.
In addition to showing the complicity of government and private business, it also provides a cautionary tale about how we perceive businesses such as YouTube and Google.
If these companies are willing to censor content, with a simple call from some political staffers, what lengths would they go to to keep the American people ignorant of the most vital information and truths politicians want to hide?
Knowledge truly is power and if these companies are manipulating information at the whim of politicians we are truly living in a dangerous façade of reality.
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Jay Syrmopoulos is an investigative journalist, free thinker, researcher, and ardent opponent of authoritarianism. He is currently a graduate student at University of Denver pursuing a masters in Global Affairs. Jay’s work has previously been published on BenSwann.com and WeAreChange.org. You can follow him on Twitter @sirmetropolis, on Facebook at Sir Metropolis and now on tsu.