Here is the latest attempt by left wing social media giants to censor what you can see, and what you can say.
It is in the form of a message from John Matze, CEO of Parler, which has developed into a major alternative source for conservatives, whose comments, references to articles, and exchanges between each other are systematically being censored by venues like twitter, facebook, google, and, apparently Amazon:
Mr. Matze may see this as “a coordinated attack by the tech giants to kill competition”. And he is right.
But it is also a coordinated attack by the Jack Dorseys and Mark Zuckerbergs, Sundar Pichais and Jeff Bezos’s of the world to prevent people whose political and social views do not coincide with theirs from being able to express those views. Not just on their websites, but on any other ones as well.
That is why it is so important to implement regulations that would disallow these social media venues from exercising their overt censorship of free speech.
But with the White House and both houses of congress controlled by Democrats, who a) benefit politically from this censorship and b) are led by the politics-above-all-else duo of Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, is there any realistic chance of such regulation being put in place for at least the next two years?
So, unless something major happens that we don’t yet know about (and I can’t imagine what it would be), our ability to engage in free speech and the free exchange of ideas is likely to be at the mercy of left wing censorship at least through 2022.
God help us.