SOCIAL MEDIA CENSORSHIP (CONT.)

From John Binder’s article at breitbart.com:

Angel Mom Mary Ann Mendoza, who heads the Angel Familiesorganization, has been suspended from Twitter after posting about illegal immigration and raising awareness about the harms of sanctuary city policies.

Angel Mom Mendoza’s son, 32-year-old police officer Brandon Mendoza, was killed in May 2014 by a drunk illegal alien who was driving the wrong way down a highway in Mesa, Arizona.

This week, Mendoza was suspended from her Twitter account and told she would not be able to sign back in unless she deletes a series of posts about crimes committed by illegal aliens and the impact of sanctuary city policies on American citizens.

Are you shocked?  Surprised at all?

You shouldn’t be.  Because this censorship of the non-“progressive” side of things takes place on social media every day.  This example happens to be an overt one.  But most of the censorship – such as “shadow banning”, for example – is far more subtle, thus far more insidious.

I have blogged about the need for regulation of the social media giants – everyone of which, to my knowledge, is solidly on the left side of the political aisle – for years.

It is long past time President Trump proposed such legislation.  The only reason I can think of for him holding off is that he hopes for a re-election victory in 2020, and re-taking of the House of Representatives, which would give it a real shot at passage.  But that does not preclude him from actively petitioning for this to take place, from making it a campaign issue right now.

Personally, I don’t care how this happens, as long as it happens.  Social media have far, far too much power in this country to go unregulated.

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