The following is from an interview transcript of Paul Craig Roberts:
The methods for censoring independent media all come from the CIA; they all come from the intelligence services.
The CIA is accustomed to controlling the explanations that are given to the American people. They began controlling the American media in the 1950’s and I think today they have complete control over the print and TV media in the United States.
And we know that the same is true for all of the world. There are no significant journalists that the CIA doesn’t have a hand on. The CIA can rely on journalists in Europe as well as on journalists in the United States to give the CIA’s explanations of things. Therefore, this is how they control public attitudes, how they can go for their agendas. To serve their power and their profit.
The independent media is gaining so much influence and might gain enough power to displace the CIA control media. To prevent this threat, it was decided to shut independent media down or censor it in some way.
We know that, for example, the head of Google is on a governmental committee to help determine how the CIA can control information. So, this is Google.
The real question is: Why don’t other countries create alternatives to Google? Why rely on the American-built Internet system that is now under attack of the CIA and is being taken over like print and TV media?
The rest of the world has got to start looking after itself and develop its own Internet, its own ways of putting out the information. Why do they all rely on American Twitter, Facebook, Google? We cannot rely on the American stuff! These are subjects of CIA manipulation. You don’t know what they can do! They managed to get RT off of Facebook for some time before Trump’s inauguration.
Now the future of this fight depends on Trump, whether he is aware of it and in how it was explained to him. You know, he’s already been given a dozen difficult challenges. And if he could do at least one of those – it will be a miracle. So, does he have room to know about what’s happening to the alternative media, how it’s been subverted? I don’t know.
I think now is the best time for Russia, China, India, and all the countries of South America to just get their own systems. So there’s competition of the alternatives. Why does everybody feel that they have to rely only on the Americans? There is no reason for that. I think the rest of the world should do that – this will make it harder for the CIA to control them.
If Twitter, Facebook and Google will see that they have major competitors in other countries then they will have to stop being captives of the CIA. They will be forced to stay open in order to compete with the others.
So, I think this is a solution to the problem. I would like to see these things grow up in other parts of the world. Maybe in the future I could use a Russian Google?