How Surveillance Capitalism Does Propaganda

The NYTimes published a propaganda piece on behalf of surveillance capitalists. It’s titled “Your 5G Phone Won’t Hurt You. But Russia Wants You to Think Otherwise.

For those who can’t access the article, it’s full of unhinged, slobbering praise for everything that the Big Tech does, including the spying. And people who aren’t ecstatic about it are positioned as poor idiots bamboozled by – who else? – evil Russians. They are probably Trump supporters and are all kinds of icky.

These ignorant evildoers are opposed to

a new world of interconnected, futuristic technologies that would reach into consumers’ homes, aid national security and spark innovative industries. Already, medical firms are linking up devices wirelessly to create new kinds of health treatments.

See how seamlessly the idea of reaching into your home is linked to national security and health? Want to be healthy and safe? Let us spy on you. Don’t want to? Ah, you are an evil Putinoid Trumpie!

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One thought on “How Surveillance Capitalism Does Propaganda”

  1. “See how seamlessly the idea of reaching into your home is linked to national security and health? Want to be healthy and safe? Let us spy on you. ”

    Ah, Clarissa, how can you write this without irony while you allow an active Alexa in your home?

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