The Impact of Digital Technologies on Chomsky’s Media Ownership Filter

The Impact of Digital Technologies on Chomsky’s Media Ownership Filter

October 20, 2010

In their 1988 book, Manufacturing Consent, Noam Chomsky and Edward Herman posit a theory of “systemic propaganda” in which the mass media control content in order to serve the ends of the dominant elite.  The ingredients of this model are five “filters” used to censor content, which consist of concentrated media ownership, advertising, government news … Read More