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The end of democracy: how the government spies on its own citizens

The end of democracy: how the government spies on its own citizens

Government hires firm to monitor New Zealanders’ social media to inform Covid-19 response Stuff, 1 May, 2022   A company commissioned by the government has been monitoring social media comments about the Covid-19¬†response for almost two years, reporting back every four days. Documents released to RNZ show Annalect surveilled public comments on Facebook, Twitter, Reddit and other sites, about current topics like ‘Covid response’, ‘virus’, ‘vaccine rollout’, ‘economy’, ‘business and consumers’, ‘contact tracing’ and ‘team of five million’, posted by…

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A case study in totalitarianism

A case study in totalitarianism

This is an excellent look into a totalititarian state which has particular resonance in the days in which we are living. Much recommended. MindMatters: Do Not Watch, Comrade! ‘The Lives of Others’ Is Thought Crime Harrison Koehli, Elan Martin, Adam Daniels Sott.net 10 Apr 2021¬† Soon after World War II, Germany was cleaved in two by the allies who won the war. ‘West Germany’ came under the influence of Western Europe and the US, and East Germany under the Soviet…

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