Hi Steemit, My Name Is Elizabeth Vos, Journalist and Editor In Chief at Disobedient Media!

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Hello Steemit! My name is Elizabeth Lea Vos, I am a co-founder and current Editor in Chief at Disobedient Media. Along with my colleagues, we have attempted to bring amazing, groundbreaking anti-establishment journalism to the public. Whether it's stories regarding establishment-tied child abuse, corruption, the inordinate power of the NSA, the importance of Wikileaks or debunking the Russian-hacking narrative.

I have been cited by a number of 'real' news outlets, including The Nation. A number of amazing you tubers and larger shows like Redacted Tonight have spoken with me about a range of subjects, as well! I have also been cited a few times by Wikileaks/Assange and related accounts.

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A couple of media appearances:

Recently I've begun adding video content to Disobedient Media's Youtube channel, so that our audience can easily access our stories even when they don't have time to read! :)

I've also set up a Patreon account, so that those who wish to support my journalistic endeavors can easily do so!

In addition to my work with Disobedient Media, I am deeply honored to collaborate with Suzie Dawson on DecipherYou, a groundbreaking world-first journalistic initiative to study never-before-reported Snowden documents. We have made a number of important findings in the series so far!

I look forward to bringing Disobedient Media to Steemit, thank you for having me!

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Hi Elizabeth, welcome to Steemit ✌️

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Thanks!

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Hey Elizabeth, wrote a post I thought might interest you, is about equality and conformity in respects to society, is my first post ever so I thought it may be of interest, please check it out and re-steem it if you like it :-)

https://steemit.com/politics/@georgemason/mental-health-conformity-and-equality-for-change

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Moxi saying hello!

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Hello :-)

Welcome to steemit. You have great content to offer, I look forward to reading and hearing more.

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Thank you so much! :D

Welcome!
you are so beautiful and sweet, that it is very pleasant to look at you. Good luck!

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Lol thank you!

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Thank you so much!! :)

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Most Welcome to this community @elizabethleavos. I can see that you are good at what you do. Awesome stuff and contents you have in there. I hope you'll do amazing here and​​ will share your life experiences and valuable insights with to us so that we can all benefit. Stay blessed! Welcome aboard! Steem on!
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Thank You!!

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Welcome

Thanks to people like you there is really no reason to suffer through mainstream media anymore. Just turn that noise off people.

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Thank you so much!!

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All the Best!!!

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Thanks! :) I will do my best!

It's so beautiful to have you here on steemit. I took time to come welcome you and I know you will love it here. Welcome to our family. @greatness96

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Thank you!

I'm @edosweet. I'm here to welcome you specially to this platform. I'm really glad you are here and hope to see you become a great steemian. Good luck to you!

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Thanks!

By the time I voted for you, this article was worth USD 888.00=160 Steem!
This is a great welcoming party for you here, congratulations and welcome aboard the Steemit Train!!!

I already look forward to reading your article and feel your presence rippling among us. Namaste :)

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Thank you so much! It's been an amazing, awe-inspiring introduction to this platform, and I'm really excited to start learning the ropes! :) This seems like a wonderful community.

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Seems like excellent content and a great range of people who are also supporting you too.
A few questions, what do you think is the biggest current issue in respects to equality and change that people can get involved in? Also, how do you feel that the mainstream media is going to react in the long term to the people creating its own media? The fact that we are no longer reliant on monopolistic sources of news and information surely means that organised change can happen much more easily, yet, with so many voices, how do we stop them all being lost in the sea of voices that now exist? Just some thoughts :-) New here too.

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Hi! Thank you for the wonderful question! :) I think the biggest issue re: equality is, as you mention, equality in the media and everyone being empowered to have a voice, equal say, etc. I think great strides have been made in opening up new sources of information to people. There is definitely a lot of unavoidable chatter and even disinformation out there - as well as overt censorship - because the establishment doesn't quite know how to react to this new medium. However I would rather there be totally free speech and a lot of voices to choose from than rely on an external judgement on whose opinion should be heard.

You mentioned mainstream media: I don't think that MSM has an option in how to respond to anti-establishment press without labeling it "fake news." Right now we are seeing a huge increase specifically in censorship because there is no legitimate way that TPTB can respond to criticism.

I think for myself and a lot of other independent journalists, we have been given this amazing opportunity which we don't want to squander - and that opportunity is directly because of the fact that those involved with Wikileaks, Ed Snowden, etc, have been brave enough to provide the public with verified information about our ruling class - in their own words. So in answer to your question about how not to get lost in the noise, I would say that - as so many indie journos do - if you see someone accurately reporting on primary source material like the Wikileaks publications or Snowden files, and legitimately citing all of their conclusions in the grounding of that primary documentation, then that may be worth a listen. On the other hand If someone is discussing a rumor of a rumor with zero evidence to back it up (or even giving a dishonest interpretation of primary material), then one might want to at least take the discussion with a large grain of salt.

I don't know if that answers your very good question, but thank you for asking! Very good topics for discussion. :)

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Thanks for replying :-)

I do agree, a free media is important in order to have the voices that need to be heard, especially those who are on the bottom of society. However do you think the powers at be have realised that instead of censoring us (which is blatant and more obvious form of oppression) they have allowed us to have platforms where we can speak our minds, so they can monitor what we say and think, whilst at the same time they can also fill the free media with other disinformation sources that discredit the facts. Thats not to say that the new media is bad, of course it is far better than the previous alternative, but when we are reading our alternative news sources, how do we know that they are not sources created by governments or corporations in order to control the rebellion mindset?
I think if we could verify that somehow it would be good, do you think that happens just with time? People who are more obviously genuine float to the top and then people can see them? I guess it is trust too.

I do agree that the new media is fantastic and it has the potential to alter who controls this world, but my other question is, how do you ensure that this new liberated movement is not covertly taken over by the dark side?

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I agree with you, and that is definitely the dark side of the death of legacy press. There are absolutely attempts to poison the independent media well, and some of those are frustratingly successful. The only way I can think of dealing with it, from my perspective, is to try to keep reporting as accurately as possible to provide an honest counter narrative to disinformation whether it's from MSM or anywhere else. Also, there is a clear pattern with these types: They usually accuse legit indie media of being affiliated with Russians, and hate Wikileaks/Assange/Ed Snowden. Anyone who speaks in those anti-whistleblower terms should be treated with maximum caution and skepticism.

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Yes I agree with that, the truth will win eventually, by its very nature it is stronger than a lie :-)

Do you ever need writers for your publication? I am definitely on the same side as all of this, and have been writing for over 20 years. Let me know.

I find it weird sometimes that all these platforms that now exist simply did not when I started out, that in itself is a massive leap forward, the democratisation of media to the people. It's definitely the start of global change.

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Interesting. I thought your first question/questions were more a question about how to organize large number people for true democratic change when there is such a decentralized source of information now. In Stockholm alone there are a number of protests everyday, everyone of those drawing a few hundred people. It´s like the opportunity for people to find it´s own information the more un-organized we get? Do you see my point?

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For a moment, I thought you were Betsy DeVos, US Secretary of Education!

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Haha, thank God no.

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Incredible! Well done! I just started myself but vintage probably isn't quite as exciting ;)

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Welcome here eliz, hope you stay inspired for a long long time and enjoy it :) And yea, here the haters you will find will be around 0, not like Facebook/Twitter :)

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Thank you so much!!

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So good to have you here Elizabeth, welcome to Steemit!
I'm a big fan of your work, super excited to see you and @suzi3d join the community!
Also, everyone that @suzi3d is actively recruiting to the platform. It finally appears that there really is a monumental shift away from the googles/fbs/youtubes of the world towards decentralized platforms.It's really awesome to see.

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Thank you so much, I massively appreciate it!! :) Yeah we have to get away from using those evil platforms anyway. I am so grateful that steemit exists as such an amazing alternative.

Welcome to Steemit Elizabeth! I do not usually follow new users, but I am really interested in following you to know about your next publications, so I will, I wish you the best and I hope to see your next publications soon.

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Thank you so much Vieira, that means an incredible amount to hear. I hope you like the content! :)

Nice to meet you, and welcome to Steemit!

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Thank you so much!! You are all amazing here :)

You, Jason Stapleton, Ben Swann and Sheryl Atkinnson should start an online media company. You'd get a LOT of money from a LOT of us.

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Also, Thanks @stevescoins for reblogging this! Following.

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Thank you so much!!

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Welcome to Steem. Congratulations! It's an awesome community. I followed you. Please follow back. Good Luck.
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Thank you!! :)

Welcome to the community!

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Thank you so much!

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hmm very nice

elizbeth, thanks for joining our community. Looking forward to see you Disobedient Media posts and ideas. upvoted, followed and resteemed,

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Thank you so much!! Greatly appreciated :)

Amazing... so much content here packed into a short post... checking out your youtube and interested to learn more... so amazing to connect with so many other writers here <3
Keep up the amazing work!
Hart Floe
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Thank you so much for the kind words!! :)

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It's my pleasure... so great to see so many interesting people here... it's wonderful! :D

Pleased to see more journalists joining Steemit for an unfiltered platform. Welcome.

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Thank you!! :)

very good publication eli, welcome, I wish you much success. What if I follow you and follow you?

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Thank you so much!! I hope you like DM's content! :)

welcome to steemit elizbeth......

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Thanks!

This post has been upvoted and resteemed. I also started following you to see more of your work!

You alread have an awesome following, and I think thats great, happy steeming!

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Thank you!! :)

Welcome to steemit Elizbeth ! 🙂 I hope you get privacy & freedom of voice here on steemit. wishing you best of luck ! : )

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Thank you 🙏 😊 Cheers 🥂 🍻 🍺 🕺🏻 ! & Have fun 🙂

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Thank you so much! :)

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Welcome 😊🙏🏻

Welcome aboard. Keep the fight strong, comrade

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Thank you so much!!

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Thanks!

Hi Elizabeth! My name's Stephanie and I'm an independent journalist with Heavy. :) Glad to be seeing more indie journalists here. I reported a lot on election fraud in 2016 and was interviewed by The Young Turks for my stories. I'm going to be following you -- your Snowden series looks fascinating!

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Thank you so much!! Glad to meet other indie Journo's here! :)

Welcome to Steemit!

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Thank you!

hii my frends welcome steemit follow and upvote @fatma24 thanks you

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Nice to meet you! Thanks!

Glad to have you here on Steemit. Disobedient Media has done fantastic journalism. Thank you for your great work!

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Thank you so much for your support!!

very good lets be friends and support each other

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Indeed!

Thank you for your courage @elizbethleavos! Will be following you and Disobedient Media. Always looking for more honesty and transparency in the world of news & information.

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Thank you so much! Massively appreciate it!

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Welcome! The steemit platform is what I like to call a
"goldmine" full of positivity.

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Thank you so much for the warm welcome! :)

Hello, Elizabeth, and Welcome to Steemit,

Somehow, I'd never heard of Disobedient Media. But I found your intro very interesting, and I will be following and listening to DM here on Steemit.

All the best on this platform, and Full Steem Ahead.

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Thanks so much! :)

Bienvenida a esta gran comunidad, me ha parecido muy interesante tu presentación y el contenido referente a tus actividades, al igual que tú estoy comenzando y desde ya voy a seguirte para estar al pendiente de todas las publicaciones futuras emitidas por tí, me has proporcionado grandes ideas solo con esta. MUCHO ÉXITO PARA TI!

Welcome to Steemit @elizbethleavos

And the name #DisobedientMedia ... Oh behave!! :)
It just speaks for itself. Clever, witty and unforgetable.

"There is no passion to be found playing small--in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living." - Nelson Mandela

Go Girl!

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Haha thanks so much!

Elizabeth YOU ROCK! It's me Birgit.. I am new here too .. See you at #DecipherYou tonight? Did not happen last Friday ..did it?

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Hey Birgit, so good to see you here!! :)

Amazing I like this @maanabdullah (Website Designer , Marketer , Crypto Master)

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Appreciate it!

welcome to steemit, upvoted and followed, cheers!

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Thank you so much!!

Lovely to meet you! I'll happily follow your feed!

Almost news media good realease..and I like you ...good news.

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Thanks!

Well come to steemit community @elizbethleavos

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Thanks so much! :)

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Keep :)

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You welcome

Good idea...welcome the good news..I like this moment

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Thanks!

Beauty Girl @elizbethleavos

welcome great introduction

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Thank you!!

Wow great source of actual information specially for people like me that don't watch TV. I'll be following you, I appreciate seeing high quality posts. :)

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Thank you so much!

Welcome! And thank you for your efforts to serve as an antidote to the propaganda machine. They are much appreciated.

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Thank you so very much!

Welcome ... You look great el

Nice to see you and Suzie here at Steemit Elizabeth. Thanks for doing what you do helping to wake people up. I wanted to share one of my recent pieces on fascism in Ukraine with you. Please feel free to peruse and/or use any material I post up. No citation needed. Just want to help out exposing all this geopolitical insanity. Kind regards and welcome.

Fascist Storm Rising in Ukraine - Massive Parade of US and EU Funded Nationalist Azov Battalion Volunteer Army Resembles Hitlers SS Corps

https://steemit.com/nazis/@clarityofsignal/cmwnevxy

hallo.. nice to see you here

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welcome to the club of steemians.

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Glad to be here! :)

Welcome @elizbethleavos
It is so nice to have real Journalist take part in this community. I am eager to read your next publication. Welcome again and keep on bringing what's important to the eyes of everyone not only what's sought to be/or paid for by the corporates behind all these big news outlet. :))
Good luck!
Cheers,
@thepenneys

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Thank you so much!! Massively appreciate the support! :)

Welcome to Steemit @elizbethleavos. Great to see independent journalist join this community and share their perspective on many issues. Look forward to hearing more from Disobedient Media

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Thank you so much!! :)

Welcome to Steemit, elizbethleavos! Cool to see another journo on here. I just joined myself! I will check out Disobedient Media pronto.

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Thank you! It's a fantastic platform. Glad you're here too!

You go girl !

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Glad to have you here. I am from Turkey. Turkey has more reporters in jail than China. Independent media is important and should not be silenced.

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Thank you so much. That is incredible, and I completely agree, independent media is essential.

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All my respect to you and the work you do. You just got an instant fan.

People like you make this platform really shine.

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Thank you so much! So do people like you, and everyone else that has been so awesome in my first few days here. The community here is amazing!

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Hi Elizabeth, welcome to steemit world. You writed very nice and very explanatory. I've new signed up. I need your support. I hope you will give me your support. BTW you are very beautiful :) Good Luck.

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follow for follow. please :(

Hello! Welcome to Steemit! I am an young student of journalism and your work got me very interested and your achievements left me widely fascinated. I will follow your work and I would love to read more about you and your work! Keep going on the good job! @elizbethleavos

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Thank you so much for your support! If you have any questions at all please don't hesitate to let me know!

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I plan to start writting soon and I will also share my experiences and struggels as a journalism student, among lots of stuff. Basically I intend to share my views on the world. If you find my content interesting, follow me. It would be great to have someone like you as a reader to give me feedback :)