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Michael Reinsborough on Tue, 25 Jan 2011 12:51:47 +0100 (CET)


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hi what do people make of al-jazeera engaging in a deliberately
wiki-leaks style information release

who owns al-jazeera (i mean media moghul capital)? originally it was
set up as a sort of sky news for the middle east news market, yes?

what happens when the wikileaks theory (assange) of information
release prevents conspiracies from operating (because they can no
longer guarantee secret communication) when only some information
is released and not other information. THis is clearly happening
when newspaper capital in the UK does revelation stories for example
telegraph leaks some information on vince cable but doesn't publish
what their undercover girls heard him say about rupert murdoch
(telegraph competitor). News of the world (a murdoch paper whose
previous editor is now UK tory communications czar for d.cameron,
prime minister) is now being investigated for its investigative
journalism, and certain circles are more annoyed about murdoch's
paper than others (labour party, other left leaning members of ruling
elites)

do we apply this type of release of information as a form of net-war,
one network of capital being able to attack another network of
capital?





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