Facebook censorship spells the end of free speech, of democracy, if allowed to continue: JFK Jr’s Insta account

Facebook censorship spells the end of free speech, of democracy, if allowed to continue: JFK Jr’s Insta account

N E WListen to this as a podcast on one or more channels Some time ago I referred my readers to my rather extensive analysis on the TFF - the Transnational Foundation's homepage - about social media and why I am reducing my use of Facebook, Twitter and Google to an absolute minimum. That was [...]

Goodbye Facebook, Goggle/YouTube and Twitter

Goodbye Facebook, Goggle/YouTube and Twitter

ūüďĆ Announcement on social media use TFF and I, Jan Oberg, will change how we use social media from 2021 and onwards.The change comes as a result of certain social media trends and events that we do not want to be part of (see arguments below).We increasingly find Facebook, Twitter and Goggle a) politicising, b) [...]

Fox and CNN – the news media polarization that will destroy the finest aspect of a democracy

Fox and CNN – the news media polarization that will destroy the finest aspect of a democracy

ūüÜė The ūüáļūüáł media polarization - or war - is given full blast. Concretely here, Fox versus CNN. This is where media should never go. Period! Worldview-shaping media corporations that - deliberately - choose to become an integral part of one or the other political campaign marks the decay and eventually the end of journalism [...]

Do US media provoke post-election chaos for Biden who also offers no hope?

Do US media provoke post-election chaos for Biden who also offers no hope?

Yesterday I wrote a longer analysis of the election process in the United States for my foundation's homepage, The Transnational. I do not think this process is worthy of a democracy. But, sadly, the media decision has become "the result" and all of European politicians and media have followed suit - as they can't wait [...]

It’s something about the U.S. Trumps

It’s something about the U.S. Trumps

December 26, 2019 It's something about their eyes - and not only that they are reading. It's something about the main celebration - the longest sequence - of the military, armed forces, police and all in law enforcement, all in uniform and all around the world. It's something about soldiers being shown when the word [...]

Time to stop visiting the United States

Time to stop visiting the United States

June 1, 2019 I've never been "anti-American." I work with (North) Americans every day at the Transnational Foundation and much of my academic training in both sociology and peace and conflict research has been heavily influenced by American scholarship. I am a great admirer of American culture and arts - from the Abstract Impressionists to [...]

Apple, Facebook, Spotify and YouTube remove Alex Jones and Infowars content

That's what New York Times told us on August 6, 2018, here. How sad for a West that no longer believes in its own core values but goes increasingly authoritarian. In the name of the common good, we get the common bad. 1. What a weak, nervous and insecure society it is that cannot tolerate [...]