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The Silicon Valley cyber-monopolies are a threat to free speech

19 9 5

Of the articles I have written so far this year, one of the most popular has been a piece I wrote in January for The Electronic Intifada, about an Israeli lobby operative’s bizarre video claiming to have “slaughtered” Jeremy Corbyn in the election.

During the winter holiday season, Joe Glasman of the inaccurately-named “Campaign Against Anti-Semitism” posted a peculiar rant to his social media, thanking his team of followers for participating in the campaign against Jeremy Corbyn.

“The beast is slain,” Glasman ranted – Corbyn was “slaughtered”.

“We defeated him,” he claimed. “They tried to kill us,” he claimed, “but we won.”

Copied and reposted by outraged left-wing Labour activists, the video soon became an embarrassment for Glasman. The video, and what it shows Glasman saying, is quite strange. It’s quite possible that he was drunk while filming it. It may never have been intended for public consumption.

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In any event, the original copy of the video was soon set to private. But it was too late for Glasman, as copies had already been made and were spreading like wildfire around the Internet.

Picking up on the story after the Christmas period, I made my own copy of the video and it was uploaded to The Electronic Intifada’s YouTube channel.

Only a few days later, YouTube removed it.

This was done after Glasman had made a copyright claim. It is of course........

© Middle East Monitor

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