76.9 F
College Station
Friday, July 23, 2021

Big Tech’s Right-Wing Defenders Paved The Way For Biden’s Censorship Collusion

Local News

College Station Bans Traditional Pet Shops

At Thursday's meeting, the College Station city council passed an ordinance that prohibits the sale of non-rescue dogs and cats in pet...

College Station to Vote on ROO in Special Meeting Today

The College Station City Council meets Monday at 4 p.m. at city hall to consider a Restricted Occupancy Overlay (ROO). The ordinance would allow single-family...

College Station Plans on Borrowing Additional $62 Million Without Taxpayer Vote

The College Station City Council voted to begin the process of issuing $62 million in certificates of obligations for capital projects. The...

Brazos Valley Hospitalizations Continue to Decline After Mask Order Rescinded

Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued Executive Order GA-34 on March 2, 2021, and the order went into effect on March 10, 2021....

Conservatives’ greatest Achilles heel may be the naïve expectation that everyone else will abide by the same rules they do. That’s certainly apparent in the attempts by the David Frenches of the world to avoid imposing accountability for Big Tech, and their subsequent shock and horror when the Biden administration collaborates with tech giants to silence dissent.

Twitter and Facebook aren’t actually conducting biased censorship of conservatives, these Pollyannas will tell you. And even if they are censoring conservatives, it’s okay because they’re private corporations and they have the power to censor, suspend, and ban whatever and whomever they want.

Section 230 plainly permits companies to restrict access to content it deems “objectionable” without becoming a publisher. That’s the law. Trump’s executive order can’t override it—nor can rules drafted by his executive agencies. /2 🔒 https://t.co/x7c9xYk6Jn

— David French (@DavidAFrench) May 28, 2020

These people are correct that the First Amendment, a constitutional restriction on government, doesn’t govern private tech companies. But these tech giants’ latest collusion in a censorship campaign with the Biden White House shows that their manipulative power and political role in shrinking your freedom of speech extend far beyond that of private companies.

Counting even Republican politicians in their deep pockets, Facebook, Twitter, and other censoring corporations aren’t the diner-down-the-street equivalent of a “private business” in the “free market” they want you to think they are. The arguments of conservatives who want you to treat them like Mom and Pop’s might sound nice on paper, but their naïve defense of Big Tech’s unlimited power helped ensure tech platforms now have the ability to conduct the censorship campaigns they’re running with the president of the United States.

Of course, the authors of these libertarian arguments will agree this collusion is wrong and unconstitutional. But Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey couldn’t care less what they think. The tech giants may have found conservative defenses of their power useful, but they have no need to listen to the same people’s protestations now.

Big Tech and the Biden White House have taken advantage of conservatives’ age-old problem: expecting both

Continue reading on thefederalist

More articles


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -

State News

Choosing Sides

William Travis famously drew a line in the sand, asking his fellow Alamo defenders to join him in putting their lives on the line...

Choosing A Side

In this 50th episode of the Reflections on Life and Liberty podcast, Michael Quinn Sullivan continues from last week his look at the plains...

All Eyes on Texas?

This week Brandon is joined by Texas Scorecard’s Jeramy Kitchen to talk about the week’s news. Catch The Headline LIVE right here this, and...

New Poll Shows Wright Maintaining Double-Digit Lead in Congressional Runoff

In the final days of a congressional runoff between two North Texas Republicans, just-released internal polling shows candidate Susan Wright maintaining a double-digit lead...

Texas Governor’s Race Continues to Get National Attention

As Gov. Greg Abbott attempts to ward off Republican opponents in the 2022 primary election, one of his challengers is boasting a national endorsement...

Continue reading on thefederalist