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Lisa Magnusson: Netflix as the modern dictator's henchmen

Saudi arabia's crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, has been hailed as a reformist: See, he has even decided that women should drive a car! But in fact, he has not modernized saudi Arabia, he has only modernised the saudi diktatorskapet. If anything it should have become clear with the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the country's consulate in Turkey. It pointed out the american comedian Hasan Minhaj in his talk show ”the Patriot act”.

the Saudi regime was angered over frispråkigheten and contacted the tv - and filmsajten Netflix, which is said to make the section unavailable to the saudi viewers. This is not the first time one of the new mediegiganterna on the internet have been undemocratic forces to the meeting. And it is so contradictory, all of it.

Despoternas mood may go before the freedom of expression.

– Google, Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, Netflix and others – seems on the one hand, consider their business in an almost religious way. They are certainly not mainstream publishers, they are something more, something greater, is the savior that shall make the world to a new and better place!

at the same time overrides the time after time is their journalistic responsibility by censoring themselves and others. Despoternas mood may go before the freedom of expression. It applies to countries like China and Russia, and now also in saudi Arabia.

reveals itself: Obviously they value themselves not their platform is particularly high, and nor is their influence, it is only sales pitches. What really makes these new media company special is that they ignore their fundamental mission and rather than let anxiety and financial interests control. And then they refuse to answer questions from real journalists.

Some reformer, they are not, in other words. Rather, the modern dictators ' minions.

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