Addressing International Media Forum "New Era of Journalism: Farewell to Mainstream", Julian Assange said that about 80 percent of the US National Security Agency budget is privatized. He also said that Google is engaged with the US White House and Hillary Clinton's elections campaign. Google has power to control information flow, he added.This is rather ominous, when considered along with the military-industrial complex. The entire military and intelligence establishments are largely privately owned, although the line between military and intelligence is blurred since US intelligence is largely operational rather than informational.
As much as 80 percent of the US National Security Agency’s (NSA) budget is privatized, demonstrating the merger between Washington and corporate organizations, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said Tuesday.
Should this be called "corporate statism" or "statist corporatism?" Whatever, it is scary for democracy, if that even exists in the US other than as a facade, with politicians for sale.
Assange Says 80% of US National Security Agency Budget Privatized