"industrial democracy" is a way better term than "liberal democracy" or just "democracy" tbh
Rather than needing direct control over the media as in dictatorships, industrial democracies control popular opinion using "filters" which prevent politically controversial ideas from reaching the public. Noam Chomsky and Edward S. Herman specify five filters, in particular: the concentration of media ownership to a few corporations, the need to please advertisers and funding sources, the reliance on government-provided sources, flak, and anti-communist ideology. These influences combine to prevent politically inconvenient knowledge and ideas from reaching the general public.
[fr] Omar Blondin Diop : En quête de révolution au Sénégal
[en] Omar Blondin Diop: Seeking Revolution in #Senegal
sci-hub, cops note
it is entirely possible that elbakyan is doing this as a strategy to make it a "public issue" tho
@oya @glitter also, please note! all color laser printers (and, unproven but we can assume for safety's sake, color inkjets as well) include "anti-counterfeiting" measures that print tiny dot patterns allowing any print to be traced to your specific model of printer. this can and has been used in non-counterfeit-related criminal cases. this has been a matter of public record for at least 15ish years, but still isn't super widely known afaik. https://www.eff.org/press/archives/2005/10/16
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