“Those who control story, control society.”-Plato
Social media has become the dominant form of communication. The average person spends 2.5 hours per day on social media networks.
Since 2016, using the pretext of suppressing misinformation, social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn have silenced conservatives.
It is now becoming clear that these social media platforms were following orders from government agencies.
Weapon For The Radical Elite
In an interview with Joe Rogan on August 25, Mark Zuckerberg admitted that Facebook made a mistake when it banned the New York Post report on Hunter Biden’s laptop before the 2020 election.
The laptop contained graphic information on Hunter’s sex life, drug use and questionable business dealings with China and Ukraine. Zuckerberg confessed that the FBI told him not to allow the story to gain traction. The FBI claimed the story was Russian disinformation.
The internet and social media platforms have become a weapon for radical liberals and their government agencies to cancel any thoughts and opinions which challenge their authority.
Obamas Embrace of Censorship
Former President Obama bemoaned the rise of “fake news” both before and after the 2016 election. Obama’s discussion of “fake news” always carried the implication that what is “fake” must be excised.
At a Stanford speech in April, Obama called for “solving the disinformation problem” with social media censorship of “hate speech” and said that content moderation “does not go far enough.”
Speaking at the Copenhagen Democracy summit in June, Obama called for a total worldwide ban on content he deemed to be “disinformation.” Obama continued by demanding that technology companies “accept oversight and accountability.”
Takeover of Social Media
Censorship by social media escalated after 2016 because, in the wake of Hillary Clinton’s loss, the Democratic National Committee concluded the reason Trump was elected was because of “misinformation.” In 2016, social media platforms were weaponized.
In July 2021, then White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki was asked by a reporter how the White House was policing misinformation.
In one of most anti-free speech statements ever made by the U.S. government, she said, “We are flagging posts for Facebook that spread misinformation. We are in regular touch with these social media platforms regarding the issue of misinformation.”
Emails Reveal COVID Collusion
Emails obtained by America First Legal show there was a daily working relationship between Twitter, Facebook, Google, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Fauci and the World Health Organization (WHO) during the COVID pandemic.
The CDC flagged posts it did not like and Twitter responded by banning the posts. Twitter acted on behalf of government bureaucrats to muzzle citizens who were exercising their right to free speech.
The First Amendment has no qualifier excluding “misinformation.” The Founders of America understood that all options and viewpoints are in need of protection.
Government bureaucracies, such as the FBI, have shown themselves to be personal tools of the Biden administration and do his bidding.
The FBI had Hunter Biden’s laptop in their possession in 2019, and were very aware of its unsavory contents when they told Facebook to kill the story from the New York Post just before the 2020 election.
The FBI arrested and prosecuted two men who found the diary of Biden’s daughter behing a sexual addiction rehab facility. The diary revealed that Joe Biden “took inappropriate showers” with his daughter.
The FBI offended half of the country in August when they raided Trumps home in search of anything they could find to derail Trump running for President in 2024.
Benjamin Franklin warned 250 years ago, “Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freedom of speech.”
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