it would be understandable, if you, by being marginals, or opposition in your countries, who knows how government controls media, and does it’s propaganda, feel somehow close, have some solidarity with the same people in Russia. To know what marginals and non government controlled media writes. To know what people think.

So the “russia today” which is sometimes shared here expresses the point of view of the Russian government. Which shouldn’t be taken as truth only because you dislike your own government. Or if you dislike USA.

That is why I would like to present to you the site, which describes itself as “the real russia today”:

formerly, lenta dot ru, which wasn’t opposition or pro west news site, was taken under control of the state (as most other media) and some of it’s former employees formed site. i think you have to know this side. it’s real in terms that it’s not a state propaganda. it’s one of the remaining free media. very weak, alas.

You may dislike it, because you won’t understand many texts. It’s targeted the internal reader, while government RT targets you, uses the language you can understand, and knows which strings to pull to manipulate it’s market. (:

#russia #media #news #propaganda

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— In Mcluhan’s book Understanding media there is one chapter called “The Gadget Lover”. He says that social media (well there was no social media in his time, but that’s what he meant), is like our own extension, a replication of our own image, and that we fall easily in love with our own mirror image, like Narcissus. And btw the name Narcissus has the same root as narcosis. We get addicted to ourselves.

#social_media #mcluhan #gadgets #media #narcissus #narcosis #mirror #narcissism #image

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compiled and installed Cynthiune media player to see what is it and upon running it shows me Armenian translation. I wonder who would do that with such a marginal player which is written with GNUStep libraries.

#cynthiune #media_player #player #application #gnustep #armenian #screenshot #windowmaker #media

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did you notice how it happened? how Vladimir Putin, the man, who robbed it’s own country, centralized power, repressed journalists, raised corruption, subjugated all the media, and courts, repressed minorities, put to jail innocent girls, responsible for dead journalists, like Politkovskaia, killed innocent people, including Russians, in Chechnya, Beslan, etc, supported killers of Magnitski(if it’s not him), made new anti-gay laws, laws oppressing freedom of speech, and bureaus, that have power to shut down any web site just because they want to, etc, etc, etc… did you notice how this man became your hero?

Just because you don’t like some steps of USA, it doesn’t mean that you need to like same steps made by Russia!

If Peter have stolen something, it does not mean, that Vasia can steal! It does not mean you have to support Vasia’s robberies just because you don’t like that Peter were doing that. You cannot justify Vasia for that!

#russia #usa #putin #crime #offence #felony #repressions #freedom-of-speech #magnitski #media #chechnya #beslan #corruption #repression #hero #logic #objective #freedom

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nice one

but let’s remember, that in the West you still have relatively strong freedom of speech, while in some countries, like Russia and others, with corrupted dictator regimes, all mass media is controlled by government, and they can manipulate their people better. Also, they don’t do posters like this.

#freedom-of-speech #usa #twitter #facebook #government #media #mass-media #press #youtube #propaganda #freedom

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comment from here by @{marc ;} :

Media is “the old prophet of doom”. Now we have even more aggressive and dangerous ones - usually all of the closed-source, non-free, non-collaborative internet media, social networking sites and news sites. Boycott the hell out of them and they’ll die natural death.

Once it was all about “the tubes”, now it’s about the TRADE. They feed you with their crap, and you’re paying them with your data, your life and your time. However, can we even call it a TRADE, when it’s not even realized by one of the sides of this harmful “transaction”?

Don’t let them fool you.

#comment #media #cite #quote #internet #social #trade #slavery #freedom #քաղվածք #մեկնաբանություն #մեջբերում #համացանց #առեւտուր #ստրկություն #ազատություն

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