In a free society government has limited authority to restrict what citizen can view.
In fact, the US Constitution offers more freedom to consider various forms of opinion, info and information than ANYWHERE else on the planet.
However . . .
Tech companies aren't constrained by free speech rules and most of your feed is just a big, fat, fancy advertiser algorithm.
Now . . .
In time of war, hype from "many sides" is flowing rampantly.
Even more importantly, there's a local connection and a question about content straight from Moscow.
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Most of the day, KCXL 1140AM broadcasts religious programming and conservative talk shows. However, for three-hour blocks in the morning and evening, Alpine Broadcasting’s three signals flip to Radio Sputnik. That’s the English language broadcast service of the Russian government. The program originates from a studio in Washington D.C.
Radio station owners state Radio Sputnik is popular with European families living near Kansas City, and its emphasis on free speech is important . . .
However, having the information come directly from Russian leadership seems to make people around Liberty uneasy. Members of the community FOX4 spoke with on Wednesday were unaware the radio station and its content existed here.
“It’s propaganda,” Linda Tarwater said. “I mean, Russia invaded Ukraine. How can you support that station?”
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .
LIBERTY, Mo. - A small Clay County radio station broadcasts news and updates from Russia. It's effectively state-run radio from the Kremlin, directly sponsored by the Russian government. Alpine Broadcasting, which is based in Liberty, has owners who said their signal is a service to Russian people living stateside.
Further reading . . .
Russian products and companies are facing harsh backlash across the US after the invasion of Ukraine At least 10 states have now banned the sale of Russian vodka from state-run alcohol stores Many states are also moving to divest Russian assets from pension funds and sever business ties DirectTV will no longer broadcast Russian state-run media channels American movie releases have been cancelled and musical acts pulled the plug on tours Russia is now facing a flood of boycotts and divestment in the US and around the world in response to Vladimir Putin's unprovoked invasion of Ukraine.
Over the past week as Russia's invasion of Ukraine has continued to cause death and destruction, governments around the world have introduced increasingly severe sanctions on Russia and its entities. On Wednesday, the EU imposed a ban on news outlets Russia Today and Sputnik from broadcasting and publishing within Europe.
RT sees its influence diminish as TV providers and tech companies take action against the Russia-backed outlet
RT, the Russia-backed media outlet infamous for promoting Vladimir Putin's talking points, has seen its influence significantly diminish in recent days as cable carriers and social media companies have taken swift measures to block its reach.
Uncovering and explaining how our digital world is changing - and changing us. On Friday morning, as Russia continued its unprovoked attacks on Ukraine, its government also launched an assault on Facebook, announcing that it would begin "partially restricting" access to the social media network in Russia, where there are an estimated 70 million users, because Facebook allegedly restricted pro-Russian news sites.
Russia's invasion of Ukraine is forcing Silicon Valley giants into a geopolitical high-wire act they have long tried to avoid. From Facebook and Google to Apple and Microsoft, platforms have moved to limit the reach of Kremlin-controlled media outlets. Google has booted Russian state media from its Google News service.
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