U.S. Gov't Censors Net Political Speech of 'Targeted' Americans
• Real-time intercepts, re-directed web traffic to "spoofed" sites controlled by government operatives.
• "Man in the middle attacks" let rogue surveillance contractors censor -- or maliciously tamper with telecommunications -- on a whim.
• Media web site blog and comments moderation: perfect "cover" for ideological censorship?
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The New York Times, like some other mainstream media outlets, "moderates" the comments sections of its web site, nytimes.com. But do the moderators ever see the submissions of those unfortunate citizens who have been extrajudicially (and, I would argue, unconstitutionally) "targeted" by government agencies whose covert agents deem them to be "dissidents" or "undesirables?"
Apparently, this journalist is one of those people. And there is convincing evidence that my unjust "targeting" explains why my comments to Times web articles get posted only once in a blue moon. Here are the most recent set of facts that back up my contention:
Once again on this day, a comment submitted by this journalist to a Times web article generated a "held for moderation" message. That's normal, since The Times does subject its internet comments sections to moderation.
What is NOT normal is the fact that almost all of my comments fail to post. And the suspect URLs (web addresses) that whiz by in my Firefox "task bar" (such as "graphics8.nytimes.com"), as well as URLs displayed at the top of the browser page, often are unique to "targeted" citizens -- phony addresses that direct their connection to "spoofed," or faked, web sites under the control of a warrantless surveillance operatives who apparently can censor a target's telecommunications on a whim.
How can I make this allegation? Because the facts speak for themselves. Here's how government operatives apparently use The New York Time's system of internet comment moderation as a "cover" for ideologically-driven censorship -- or just plain malicious harassment of extrajudicially "targeted" American citizens:
A submitted comment appears on my computer display, along with the "held for moderation" message, which also states that comments are "generally" posted if deemed on-topic and not abusive. The URL at the top of my browser window reads as follows:
Suspecting that repetitive URL is a "spoofed" or faked page page devised by government operative surveillance censors -- the "www.nytimes.com" placed incongruously in the middle of this URL makes it suspect -- I force-quit the Firebox browser, then quickly re-opened the program and again navigated to "www.nytimes.com" front page.
I placed my cursor over the link to the comments section of the article in question -- but I did not click upon the link. I glanced at the Firefox task bar in the lower left-hand corner of the screen.
THIS time, the URL read, "http://community.nytimes.com/article/magazine..."
There was no "community.nytimes.com/comments/www.nytimes.com..." to be seen this time. But when I clicked on the link, I was re-directed to that longer, "spoofed" URL enumerated above. The phony URLs re-direct the internet traffic of "targeted individuals" to "spoofed" or faked web sites hosted by government operative computers -- the modus operandi of what appears to be ideologically-driven censorship and malicious tampering with telecommunications.
Apparently, it doesn't take much to become a "target." Former National Security Agency analyst Russell Tice claimed in an appearance on MSNBC nearly two years ago that the government has conducted extensive surveillance of the telecommunications of virtually all mainstream journalists.
So it was no surprise that when I again returned to the main "www.nytimes.com" splash page, the link to the comments section of the article in question suddenly had disappeared from view -- even though the headline to the article was intact. For years, apparently, my telecommunications have been monitored in real time, most likely by contractor operatives working under the authority of the regional multi-agency "fusion center" known as MAGLOCLEN, based in Philadelphia's northern suburbs. whose assigned territory covers many of the Mid-Atlantic states.
Later, I returned to the "nytimes.com" web site article to see if my comment was posted. It was nowhere to be found. Given the "spoofed" URLs, it is extremely doubtful that any New York Times web moderator ever saw my submission.
I believe the above facts, as well as case histories I have presented at the free speech section of the ACLU "freedom blog," demonstrate that the U.S. government imposes ideologically-driven censorship on internet telecommunications in America, employing high-tech, real-time algorithms to re-direct, and sometimes "spike," the political speech of citizens who are unknowingly "targeted" by this constitutionally irregular regimen.
Not all comments of "targeted" persons are censored; apparently, that would be too obvious. It is my experience that these operatives are given the power to censor (or maliciously tamper) at will, in what the spooks term a "man in the middle attack." Apparently, "information systems" defense contractors have been enlisted by security state bureaucrats as America's mercenary gatekeepers.
What is truly sad is that the Obama administration, from the President on down, insists that the U.S. government does not censor the internet, or impose a political litmus test on those who, rightly or wrongly, come under government scrutiny.
That, I maintain, is a lie -- even if President Obama and his cabinet naively believe otherwise.
And so I ask again: When will the Obama administration get a grip on what appears to be a rogue bureaucracy?
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