Less than two months after leaving office former President Barack Obama made a stop in San Jose to visit with big tech leaders before jetting off on a vacation.
At the time, I remember thinking to myself, “Why the hell is Obama meeting with these guys?”
But as KPIX reporter Kiet Do put it when reporting the news, “It was not revealed who the president was meeting with during his visit to San Jose; as a private citizen, Obama is not obligated to say.”
Given what we know about Obama’s penchant for election interference, it does make you wonder, doesn’t it?
I mean, what better way to interfere with US elections than by utilizing the Big Tech Monopolies to silence political opposition?
It isn’t like he can use the IRS and DOJ to harass them like he did when he was President.
And since these are the ones who hold a monopoly on social media, their reach and control exceeds even the Federal Governments.
Besides, as the Leftists on Twitter are so quick to remind us, “LOL! You idiots are so pathetic! The First Amendment doesn’t apply because they are private corporations! They can ban anyone they want!! LOL!!”
Lois Lerner must be sick with envy.
But the Big Tech Monopolies aren’t doing anything the Democrats in Congress don’t want them to.
Are they Senator Murphy?
Infowars is the tip of a giant iceberg of hate and lies that uses sites like Facebook and YouTube to tear our nation apart. These companies must do more than take down one website. The survival of our democracy depends on it.
— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) August 6, 2018
Huh. Sounds like … dare I say it? … Collusion!!!!
Leftists are beside themselves with glee.
Sure, the Government can’t infringe on our inalienable rights. But apparently Big Tech Monopolies are totally allowed to.
In fact, Alex Jones hasn’t been sufficiently silenced for these idiots.
It's not outrageous to suggest Jones's cell phone carrier should cancel his service, or his internet provider disconnect him. After all, he's dangerous. He must not be allowed to spread his message.
— Virginia Plain (@GinnyPlain) August 7, 2018
Hell, why stop there?
Why don’t we just cut out his tongue and stick him in stocks in the town square!
What’s ironic is CNN promoted the fiction of “Hands up, don’t shoot.” They glorified and praised Black Lives Matter while it burned Ferguson (and Baltimore and Minneapolis and Charlotte) to the ground.
But Alex Jones is so dangerous he must be completely cut off from society.
Yes, Virginia, Maxine Waters is proud.
YouTube, Facebook, Twitter – all the Big Tech Monopolies are doing more to prop up the Democrats and silence political opposition than Barack Obama could have dreamed of doing through the IRS.
He must be thrilled.
Listen, I’m no special pleader for InfoWars. Alex Jones bugs the heck out of me.
That doesn’t change the fact that the Right to Free Speech is unalienable.
“Unalienable” — meaning cannot be taken away or denied by anyone. Anyone including the Big Tech Monopolies.
Free Speech isn’t granted by the First Amendment. The First Amendment protects the people from the Government infringing on their unalienable Right to Free Speech, Free Assembly and Freedom of Religion.
But the First Amendment doesn’t grant us our unalienable Right to Free Speech.
So, yes, the Big Tech Monopolies can (and do) infringe on the unalienable Right to Free Speech.
These tech giants are specifically targeting those with whom they politically disagree.
Sure, they can dress it up as “violating terms of service,” but that’s BS.
You know it.
I know it.
And even the flying monkeys who are squealing with joy over InfoWars being de-platformed know it.
They just don’t care.
You see, the cat is out of the bag.
They want the Big Tech Monopolies preventing another election victory for us Deplorables.
They want social media to interfere with this election.
And the reason is simple.
The Left cannot win in a free and fair election.
They cannot win where there is a free exchange of ideas.
And if they believe the best way to defeat us is to silence us, they’ll applaud it.
Because as much as they like to lecture us on the First Amendment, they don’t give a damn about unalienable rights.
They never did.
“Stop fascism,” yelled the same people who cheered the elimination of internet content they dislike.
— Razor (@hale_razor) August 7, 2018
I love how you liberals stopped pretending to support free speech https://t.co/YvFtI2YUIh
— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) August 7, 2018
This is why the same people who used to say, “If you don’t like a program, just change the channel” are now hungrily celebrating when those who don’t like a program unilaterally shut it down.
It is an abuse of power.
It is election interference.
You don’t think they realize just how influential social media was in 2016?
You don’t think they’d do anything to prevent those on the Right from having that kind of platform again?
By using the Big Tech Monopolies to silence political opposition, the Left is making Lois Lerner’s pathetic harassment of Tea Party Groups look like child’s play.
When you tear out a man's tongue, you are not proving him a liar. You're only telling the world that you fear what he might say.
— Garbage Human ? (@GarbageHuman_) August 6, 2018
In practical terms the actual, imminent threat to press freedom today is the "de-platforming" campaign to pressure private companies to censor content and outlets that left-wing activists don't like. Such campaigns are often protected, and even applauded, by the mainstream media.
— Joel B. Pollak (@joelpollak) August 6, 2018
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