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PBC News & Comment: More Online Censorship Looms with The Trust Project

Tech and social media giants fund new censorship effort that declares corporate media trustworthy, turns algorithms against most independent media….--Whitney Webb’s MintPress report is here

--Dem prez candidates talk about breaking up big tech, as they take donations from big tech

--and a Googler who led protests has quit, citing retaliation

--Russian and US Navy ships blame each other for near-collision off the Philippines

--NY Times rails against Aussie crackdown on reporters this week

--British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, who hopes to succeed May, says he would allow extradition of Assange

--Russian police arrest and beat investigative reporter

--enjoying his humiliation of Mexico, Trump signals that he may relent on tariff threat

--cruelty to migrants is the standard, as visas are denied for lifesaving bone marrow transplant and ICE inspector reports deplorable conditions in jails

--in provocative op-ed, Suketu Mehta demands immigration rights as reparations for America’s role in ruining their countries

--Flynn’s prosecutors honor court order to release threatening voicemail, but no word on their refusal to unredact Mueller report

--new report shows Mueller ignored information that Konstantin Kilimnik was longtime State Dept informant

--FBI sets up, then knocks down another would-be domestic terrorist

--Trump’s “emergency order” to replenish Saudi arms also enables Raytheon to build bombs in Saudi Arabia

--Danny Sjursen, guest on our most recent podcast, slams Trump over pardons for war criminals

--NASA goes commercial, will let operators rent bunks in International Space Station

--Dr. John, the colorful New Orleans musician, dies at 77.  One of PBC's favorite recent albums is here