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Following the introduction of the "[[Fake News]]" meme in November 2016, 2017 has seen some reports of censorship of the 200 sites listed by [[PropOrNot]], including [[Naked Capitalism]], [[Truthdig]] and [[Counterpunch]].<ref>http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2017/01/corporate-censorship-independent-sites-begun.html</ref>
The "Fake News" meme introduced in November 2016 appears to be being used to try to justify a crack down on [[whistleblowers]]. Conservative MP [[Damian Collins]] is heading an inquiry into combatting the so-called "[[fake news]]" problem, which is reportedly considering increasing the maximum punishment for publishing ''real'' information online, from 2 years to 14 years.<ref>http://yournewswire.com/journalists-wikileaks-jail/</ref>
==Deep state exposure==
After years of being ignored, the phrase "[[deep state]]" became popular after the [[2016 US Presidential election]] and has continued to grow in popularity, particularly in the case of the [[US Deep State]].<ref>http://whowhatwhy.org/2017/02/22/russ-baker-medias-deep-state-conversion-moment/</ref>
==Expanded Mass Surveillance==
In January 2017, [[US President]] [[Barack Obama]] signed Executive Order 12333, will expanded the provision for [[mass surveillance]] by letting the [[NSA]] share the raw streams of communications it intercepts directly with agencies including the [[FBI]], the [[DEA]], and the [[Department of Homeland Security]].<ref>https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2017/01/obama-expands-surveillance-powers-his-way-out</ref>