Trump Campaign Takes Shot At America’s Technocracy: “They’re Terrified Of Intellectual Diversity”
(Tea Party 247) – Big Tech has made no secret of targeting conservatives for censorship. While those on the left seem at liberty to say and post literally whatever they want, conservatives find themselves and their posts silenced, shadow banned, or otherwise censored on all major social media platforms while Google suppresses right-wing websites and news stories.
Have you ever tried to Google a news story and found only leftist media sites reporting on it? That’s because Google makes sure to bury conservative sites so they don’t show up in Google searches.
President Trump’s re-election campaign took a shot at Google Wednesday for financially blacklisting conservative news site Zerohedge and threatening to blacklist the conservative news and commentary site The Federalist.
“Google has single-handedly made one of the strongest arguments for the President’s Executive Order on Section 230 reform,” Deputy Press Secretary of Trump’s Campaign, Ken Farnaso, told Breitbart News in a statement.
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Under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA), tech companies are not held legally responsible for the content that users post on their platforms.
The targeted sites were a conservative news and commentary site, The Federalist, and an alternative news site, ZeroHedge.
NBC journalists used third party information from the leftist non-profit Center for Countering Digital Hate to challenge the content on their websites as “hate” content, including their comment section.
In part as a response to the inquiries, Google threatened to blacklist The Federalist for content found in its comment section, having financially blacklisted ZeroHedge for the same reason previously.
Google said afterward that their employees worked with the Federalist to remove the offending comment sections, and never actually demonetized their website from their ad platform despite issuing a warning.
The Trump campaign argued that Google’s decision was just one more sign that they and the tech companies of Silicon Vally were afraid of content from conservatives.
“It’s preposterous that Silicon Valley, the bastion of diversity and liberalism, is terrified of intellectual diversity and conservative voices,” Farnaso said.
President Trump signed an executive order in May, vowing to tackle the “unchecked power” of social media platforms to selectively censor conservative views on their platforms.
“They’ve had unchecked power to censor, restrict, edit, shape, hide, alter virtually any form of communication between private citizens and large public audiences,” Trump said at the time. “There’s no precedent in American history for so small a number of corporations to control so large a sphere of human interaction.”
And that is the truth. It can be argued that the First Amendment doesn’t restrict Big Tech companies since they are private but that is exactly why new laws must be drawn up to reign in their unchecked and unprecedented power over information in the US.
When the left accused Trump of trying to rig or steal the 2016 election they apparently turned a blind eye to the everyday, nonstop silencing of conservative voices and sources on the internet which directly impacts the information voters are receiving and absorbing. The only people that engaged in any kind of actual election rigging has been the left via Silicon Valley.
It’s about time President Trump brought the hammer down on this corrupt Technocracy.