Facebook’s Restriction Of Russian Media In The EU Reveals The West’s Hypocrisy
The large-scale popular uprising across the continent against what many regard as politically driven and anti-epidemiological COVID-19 restrictions could potentially transform into the largest anti-war movement that Europe has ever seen if enough people realized that the US’ anti-Russian military alliance was responsible for provoking the Ukrainian Conflict.
Meta, the company formerly known as Facebook, announced that it’ll restrict access to RT and Sputnik in the EU following the bloc’s banning of those sites upon their request. Those countries have the sovereign right to ban whatever media they want even if the pretexts aren’t credible, just like Facebook has the right to comply with their request, but that doesn’t make any of it any less hypocritical. In fact, these developments expose the fallacy of the US-led West’s rhetoric about “freedom of speech”, which is important for observers to focus on.
A very thick fog of war has surrounded Russia’s special operation in Ukraine, which has been accompanied by an unprecedented information warfare campaign against that Eurasian Great Power after President Putin was forced to resort to military means to ensure the integrity of his country’s national security red lines in that neighbouring country upon the US refusing its outreach to employ diplomatic means for resolving this crisis. The US’ European vassal states are scared of their citizens learning the truth about this conflict, ergo why they quickly decided to ban Russia’s flagship media.
The large-scale popular uprising across the continent against what many regard as politically driven and anti-epidemiological COVID-19 restrictions could potentially transform into the largest anti-war movement that Europe has ever seen if enough people realized that the US’ anti-Russian military alliance was responsible for provoking the Ukrainian Conflict. That’s the primary reason why the EU can’t risk its people accessing Russian international media lest they figure out the truth themselves and subsequently rally against their governments’ role in triggering this crisis.
The ”politically correct” narrative that had hitherto been in force across the EU was that everyone enjoys the supposed freedom of speech, which naturally extends to the media realm with respect to folks being able to express contrarian views that contradict their authorities’ claims about whatever it may be, let alone the greatest security crisis in decades and perhaps in all of modern history. European leaders also supposedly believed that their populace was educated enough to reach their own conclusions about various issues by reading multiple accounts before deciding their views about them.
That’s clearly not the case anymore, if it ever was to begin with, following the EU’s request for Facebook to restrict its users access to Russia’s international media after the bloc’s banning of those companies. This reveals just how condescendingly the EU treats its citizens since it truly doesn’t believe that they can make up their own minds about the Ukrainian Conflict. Instead, Brussels is adamant about ensuring that they’re only fed a constant stream of anti-Russian information warfare narratives, which is very likely due to their fear that folks will rally across Europe against NATO if they learned the truth.
All of this shows that the EU is run by what can accurately be described as liberal totalitarians who don’t tolerate any dissent to their “politically correct” information warfare narratives. This makes them exactly what they falsely claim that Russia is, authoritarian, thus exposing the hypocrisy behind the Western model of “democracy”. There’s “A New Wall For A New Cold War” that’s being built in cyberspace, which is occurring to the detriment of Western citizens’ freedom to access Russian analyses, news, and opinions.
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