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In this video, published exclusively on our channel, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and editor of the Snowden NSA leaks Glenn Greenwald talks to award-winning bestselling author Matt Taibi about his recent article exposing how the Pentagon uses private intelligence review agencies to suppress alternative perspectives on US foreign policy. They also talk about how big tech giants like Facebook are actively censoring pro-Palestinian content.
This video was produced by System Update and published on YouTube on the 28th of October, 2023. We have translated it into German and are republishing it today to help build opinion on this issue in Germany.
To read the transcript of the interview: Matt Taibbi on Israel-Gaza Censorship and New Govt “Disinfo” Schemes
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Matthew C. Taibbi is an American writer and investigative reporter. He is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Insane Clown President, The Divide, Griftopia and The Great Derangemen. He was a contributing editor at Rolling Stone and was honored with the 2008 National Magazine Award for Columns and Commentary. Now his work is available on substack at: https://substack.com/@taibbi
Glenn Greenwald is a former constitutional lawyer, a Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist, and the author of several bestsellers, including No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State (2014) and Securing Democracy: My Fight for Press Freedom and Justice in Bolsonaro’s Brazil (2021). Acclaimed as one of the 25 most influential political commentators by The Atlantic, one of America’s top 10 opinion writers by Newsweek, and one of the Top 100 Global Thinkers for 2013 by Foreign Policy, Greenwald is a former constitutional and civil rights litigator. He was a columnist for The Guardian until October 2013 and a co-founder and former editor at The Intercept, which he left in 2020.
He is now an independent journalist writing at Substack. He has won numerous awards for his reporting, including the 2013 Polk Award for national security reporting, the top 2013 investigative journalism award from the Online News Association, the Esso Award for Excellence in Reporting (the Brazilian equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize), the 2013 Pioneer Award from Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Vladimir Herzog Special Prize in 2019 for his work in the Vaza Jato series. He also received the first annual I. F. Stone Award for Independent Journalism in 2009 and a 2010 Online Journalism Award. In 2013, Greenwald led the Guardian reporting that was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for public service, and his work was featured in the 2014 film Citizenfour, which won the Academy Award for Best Documentary.