How would Norman Rockwell have depicted 2021? Would the lone speaker be standing tall and confident, knowing that he would suffer no retribution for his words? Or would the artist somehow depict his emotions, knowing that he is placing himself at great personal risk of being canceled from his livelihood and social associations?
Big Tech Censorship
When lobbed softballs on the subject of misinformation or disinformation (on election integrity and COVID, for example), Secretary Mayorkas said that addressing this was under the purview of the Department of Homeland Security. That they were working on it because “misinformation, uh, pointedly, disinformation have very serious and significant ramifications for homeland security. “
As you can tell from the tweet, DeSantis was responding to a Heritage Foundation video, in which Kara Frederick, a research fellow at the Heritage Foundation, testifies in a House Energy and Commerce Committee, Communications and Technology Subcommittee hearing, describing a massive disparity in who is censored by the Big Tech Masters of the Universe and the tools that Facebook uses to censor right-leaning content.
Information is power. Every powerful person or entity knows this, which is why there’s such a huge push to limit information these days. Look carefully at where that push is coming from, and then consider every bit of information you encounter through that specific lens. In other words, weigh everything – EVERYTHING – based on who is providing or pushing the information you’re being presented with.
The problem with many conservative alternatives to Big Tech platforms is that the concepts aren’t mature or the services aren’t particularly good. Parler was a great idea that was executed in a haphazard manner and ultimately became unusable. Other social media alternatives have a limited user base and/or don’t have enough features to make them as useful as the Big Tech ones.
When Facebook began providing Trump supporters’ information and data — including their private messages — to the FBI in January, especially those in the vicinity of the January 6th civil unrest in D.C., they were acting as a de facto intelligence arm of the U.S. government. And it makes all of us wonder just how long prior to January was Facebook acting in such a capacity.
Social media censorship is not a new issue. It’s been happening for years and we’ve stood idly by while Zuckerberg and the others tried to cancel a Founding Father and hide American heritage.
With impeachment and the impending Senate trial, Democrats will keep Trump and the riots on the front burner of our national dialogue longer than they would have been otherwise, and they will try to get as much of their radical agenda through as possible. But hoping to distract voters from the absurdity of issues like Medicare-For-All and the repealing of tax cuts by dwelling on Donald Trump won’t work. And unless they can get questionable Democrats in the Senate to abolish the filibuster, their radical agenda is largely doomed anyway.
Big Tech companies like Twitter and Facebook have gone beyond the pale with what they did to silence discussion about the New York Post stories about Joe Biden’s lies and Hunter Biden’s corruption. In fact, by shutting down the Trump Campaign’s account for doing nothing other than tweeting out an article, I think that Twitter is interfering in the election.