The war brewing over the First Amendment is heating up this week as President Trump continues his assault on the liberal censorship of social media.
Recent months have revealed to us just how political fascism will return to the globe. It won’t be through a singular figure such as Mussolini or Hitler, burning books and eliminating the competition of opinion. Instead, fascism will rise on the internet, where companies such as Facebook and Google will limit what can be seen in order to perpetuate their own twisted view of the world. From shadow-banning to outright censorship, these titans of publishing are hiding behind their lopsided “terms and conditions” and the guise of being a private company in order to commit such discrimination.
In reality, these are just publishers who’ve stolen your created content in order to measure internet activity, and are selling that data to advertisers as an inside scoop to bolster your consumerism. It’s going to a take a brave lawyer to bring a class action suit here.
Now, as this new-age book burning ramps up in earnest, the President is speaking out on behalf of the digitally oppressed.
Trump went after Google by name on Tuesday, saying the site has been “RIGGED, for me & others, so that almost all stories & news is BAD.”“Google search results for ‘Trump News’ shows only the viewing/reporting of Fake News Media. In other words, they have it RIGGED, for me & others, so that almost all stories & news is BAD. Fake CNN is prominent. Republican/Conservative & Fair Media is shut out. Illegal? 96% of….results on ‘Trump News’ are from National Left-Wing Media, very dangerous. Google & others are suppressing voices of Conservatives and hiding information and news that is good. They are controlling what we can & cannot see. This is a very serious situation-will be addressed!”
Fake social media
Trump is working to convince his supporters that social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter are not to be trusted, according to Axios’ Mike Allen. Trump claimed yesterday that Big Tech is “trying to silence a very large part of the country.”“I’d love to do it. But what I would prefer is, take one of the two Silicon Valley conservatives and let them start it. And then I’d help promote the platform and be all over that.”— Donald Trump Jr. to Axios’ Mike Allen on building a conservative social network