Attack on Freedom of Speech: Big Tech’s Latest Authoritarian Move to End Free Speech for Conservatives, Libertarians and Christians
by Craig Huey, 1/15/2021
Censorship of conservative, libertarian and Christian values and viewpoints by Big Tech – Google, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter – is nothing new.
It’s been going on for a long time … and it’s been accomplished in a variety of ways.
Google – by manipulating their secret and proprietary search engine algorithm – routinely buries conservative web sites and content far down on the list of search results for any social, political or scientific topic for which opposing views exist.
We’ve written about this in “Blatant Censorship: Google Search Results Manipulation Revealed.” Click here to view.
About 3 years ago Google began adding “Fact Checker” sidebars on Christian, libertarian and conservative web sites.
And YouTube and Facebook began to take down videos containing conservative viewpoints – even regarding factual historical events!
We wrote about these censorship efforts in “5 Shocking Facts About Facebook, Google, YouTube and Twitter Censorship of Conservatives and Christians.” Click here to view.
But prior to the November 2020 presidential election and since, Big Tech censorship has gone way over the top – rising to an unprecedented level of discrimination against freedom of speech.
Take the Hunter Biden influence-peddling scandal involving his father, President-Elect Joe Biden.
Email evidence from Hunter Biden’s laptop computer clearly shows that Joe Biden lied when he claimed he didn’t know anything about his son’s business involvements in China and with Burisma Holdings in Ukraine.
But this story – including Joe Biden’s involvement – was censored by Google and the U.S. mainstream media because it reflected badly on Joe Biden – the Democrat candidate for President of the United States.
And with Google owning over 88% of the search engine market in October – the month before the election – this important information about the Democrat nominee for president never saw the light of day among most U.S. voters.[i]
Oh, but it gets worse … much worse.
Since the horrific riots that took place at the U.S. Capitol on January 6th, Big Tech has used its monopolistic social media power to punish President Trump and his supporters:
- President Trump has been banned from Facebook until after Joe Biden is inaugurated as the 46th U.S. President on January 20th.
- President Trump has been banned from Twitter permanently.
- President Trump also has been banned from Instagram and Snapchat.
- President Trump’s inner circle of advisors, plus conservatives and libertarians (including Ron Paul) have been suspended from Twitter.
- Amazon, Google and Apple have suspended Parler, a social media site that many Facebook and Twitter users were switching to due to their censorship of conservative content.
- Facebook has announced that it will remove all content that mentions the phrase “Stop the Steal.”
- And more…
The online censorship of a sitting U.S. President is causing an international outcry among world leaders from Germany, France, Mexico, the United Kingdom, the European Union and other countries.
How ironic it is that countries which do not value freedom as much as America are taking a moral stand for freedom!
They see the danger of Big Tech corporations acting as thought police and silencing political speech in the U.S. that they don’t agree with… because if they can do it in the U.S., they can do it in other countries as well.
Bruno Le Maire, the finance minister of France, called the banning of President Trump “one of the threats” to democracy.[ii]
Mexican president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said the U.S. tech companies are behaving like an “inquisition” to “manage public opinion.”[iii]
Even a legislative counsel member of the ACLU has criticized Facebook and Twitter for banning President Trump, warning that they are demonstrating that they have “unchecked power.”[iv]
If Big Tech can squash the freedom of speech of the President of the United States, they can certainly take away your freedom of speech – and mine.
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In a follow-up article, we will discuss the dilemma of how to end the monopolistic power of the Big Tech corporations. In the past the discussion has been limited to one of two choices. But there’s a third option to consider – an option that so far, no one is talking about.
For now, watch Tucker Carlson’s 16-minute opening monologue in which he discusses the censorship of the freedom of speech and the social retaliation by Big Tech and by big corporations against conservatives, libertarians and Christians just since the Capitol Building riot on January 6th. Click here to view.
Also watch Tucker’s interview with the CEO of Parler, the social media app that was removed by Amazon’s web hosting servers. Click here to view the 3-minute video.