Following several warnings from high-tech companies established in Silicon Valley, Donald Trump’s favorite medium was therefore closed last week, two days after riots by his supporters, which invaded the Capitol for several hours. Shortly after a departure from the White House, which is now inevitable, the symbolism of this fence remains extremely powerful, a sign of the shift in what is sometimes considered the main pole of power on a global scale – the presidency of the United States – to private entities (Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft) whose financial contributions to the last American election campaign mainly irrigated the accounts of the new president-elect Joe Biden.
In the wake of the closure of Donald Trump’s Twitter account, the company announced on Monday that it had “Permanently suspended” 70,000 accounts affiliated with the pro-Trump movement, QAnon, in order to prevent him from using the social network for violent purposes such as the riots in Washington. Ironically, supporters of the QAnon conspiracy theory that Donald Trump is being fought by the US deep state to protect an obscure network “Satanist and pedophile”, risk seeing their convictions further hardened. “It is tactically stupid, because it tortures Trump and reinforces the idea among paranoid people that the omnipotence in the United States is against him, which arises by representing the little people”, underlines John R. MacArthur, president of the Harper’s Magazine.
If the hypothesis of a Trump acting against the interests of the American oligarchy does not indeed stand up to analysis – it is he who has adopted the most advantageous tax laws for large fortunes and multinationals -, the censorship of a president supposed to embody the omnipotence of politics vis-à-vis private interests leaves no room for questioning. In its prospective works published at regular intervals, the CIA anticipates a shift by 2030 of political power, contested for its inability to resolve major economic and climatic issues, for the benefit of social networks, supposed to better represent the interests of citizens. consumers.
A long-standing collusion
Ironically, Edward Snowden’s revelations had shown, as early as 2013, the collusion between the Gafam and the all-powerful American intelligence agencies, which massively use new technologies as a global surveillance tool, including against US citizens. , and even political power. “Colin Powell, former Secretary of State from 2001 to 2005, David Petraeus, future Director of the CIA, and even Barack Obama, when he was a candidate for the Senate in Illinois, have been spied on by the National Security Agency (NSA ), whether at their offices or at their homes “, says whistleblower Russell Tice, himself a former employee of the No Such Agency (such an agency does not exist), as the NSA has long been known.
To understand this special marriage between private interests and “made in the USA” espionage, it suffices to go back to the origins of the CIA, whose founding bosses until their recent successors, from Allen Dulles to Mike Pompeo, have always operated from fruitful back and forth between their civil service and the management of multinationals.