Jon Rappoport argues that Big Tech and social-media corporations are serving mainstream news outlets by silencing their competition – commentators like Alex Jones, Dennis Prager, and Stefan Molyneaux. Rappoport shows that Google, Facebook, and YouTube are deeply influenced by government intelligence agencies. Facebook received $13-million in 2004 from Accel Partners, which is indirectly funded by the CIA and DARPA, a research division of the US military. Google works closely with the military-industrial complex and has huge contracts with the US national-security apparatus. Rappoport concludes: "Google and Facebook are nurtured creatures of the national-security state." -GEG
Several of the biggest "conservative/libertarian" figures on the Net—Alex Jones, Dennis Prager, Stefan Molyneux, among others—have recently been banned/censored by Google, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media companies.