The Trump campaign is aware that Internet Freedom has swiftly become the single most important issue to the Populist Right – far more important than immigration – and that the midterm elections and our support for President Trump’s 2020 campaign hinges on this issue:
“Big Tech has a big bias problem.
Social media platforms that once facilitated the free exchange of ideas and information are now actively seeking to silence and censor conservative opinions.
This new Orwellian impulse that is taking over Big Tech is particularly problematic because social media websites, which are supposed to be safe spaces for all free speech, get special legal perks.
Under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, websites such as Facebook and Twitter are not treated as publishers of “information provided by another” — which would subject them to libel laws and other headaches publishers have to deal with — because they “offer a forum for a true diversity of political discourse.”
This means social media platforms are not merely private companies who can censor whomever they wish — They are considered, by law, to be public forums that allow free and open debate. …”
Tax cuts for Silicon Valley isn’t a message which is resonating right now. Why is Big Tech being rewarded for engaging in mass censorship of Trump supporters?
Media Matters has a new article out justifying Antifa violence against police officers:
“Last weekend marked the sequel to 2017’s violent right-wing rally in Charlottesville, VA, that left one counterprotester dead and many injured. Unite the Right 2, as the anniversary event was dubbed, was poorly attended by a small coterie of white supremacists. The media focused a significant amount of their coverage of the event on a sensationalized version of the threat posed by the loose, decentralized group of anti-fascist activists collectively known as “antifa.”
“Antifa clashes with police and journalists in Charlottesville and DC,” Vox declared. The Washington Post told its readers that “antifa protesters” had “harassed the press.” The headline of a piece in that paper’s opinion section asserted that “black-clad antifa again [gave] peaceful protesters a bad name.” …”
We agree there is no moral equivalence between the Alt-Right and ANTIFA. The former goes to federal court to hold legally permitted free speech events and cooperates with law enforcement. The latter engages in violence against police officers virtually every single time they show up at events. The former are law abiding citizens exercising their constitutional rights whereas the latter is nothing but a mob of violent criminals who are depicted as heroes by “the free press.”
Think Progress has another article demanding even more Big Tech censorship:
“A year ago, Americans watched on in horror as the extremism and hate of the so-called “alt-right”, which had long been festering online, materialized in a very real and terrifying form on the streets of Charlottesville.
In response to the violence, which left counter-demonstrator Heather Heyer dead and dozens of others injured, tech companies belatedly woke up to the fact that they were effectively providing safe spaces for far-right hate. These companies made promises to the public that they would take action, and soon cracked down on some of the far-right’s most prominent figures and organizations. …”
Needless to say, if the Republican Congress and the FCC allows this state of affairs to continue in which one side of the political spectrum is being censored and gagged and the other side is free to organize, celebrate and justify violence on social media platforms, there isn’t going to be any online enthusiasm for the Trump reelection campaign because all of his supporters will be silenced.
Is this not the ultimate example of a rigged system? President Trump and GOP better do something this fast or else there will be serious consequences in the midterm elections.