Big Tech is shutting down free speech.
That became clear when Donald Trump was banned from every single major platform.
But one new poll could mean big trouble for social media giants.
Facebook and Twitter are essentially behaving like arms of the Democratic establishment.
Amid pressure, both platforms – among others – banned Donald Trump indefinitely after the Capitol Hill riot.
That chilling move even concerned partisan liberals – world leaders like Angela Merkel, who was no fan of Trump, warned that the move represented overreach.
Now a new poll shows the American people almost universally agree that Big Tech has become too powerful.
The Wall Street Journal reports:
American voters have deep-seated concerns about the power wielded by big technology companies and want the federal government to take a stronger stand in regulating them, according to a new poll.
The poll conducted for the privately funded Future of Tech Commission found that 80% of registered voters – 83% of Democrats and 78% of Republicans – agreed the federal government “needs to do everything it can to curb the influence of big tech companies that have grown too powerful and now use our data to reach too far into our lives.”
It’s nearly impossible to get 80% of Democrats and Republicans to agree on anything these days, which shows many people are troubled by what’s going on.
Apple, Google, and Amazon showed they have the power to essentially kneecap any company they don’t like, which is what they did to Twitter competitor Parler.
At the behest of politicians like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Apple and Google banned Parler from their app stores, and Amazon yanked web hosting services from them.
The Journal added:
On another issue, 84% of voters said they were “very nervous” about the effects of social media on children, including 84% of Democrats and 85% of Republicans, according to the poll.
A recent report showed that social media, particularly Instagram, is having a harmful effect on young teens.
Young girls especially have shown higher rates of depression and body image issues as a result of being inundated with images of flawless fitness models.
A study also showed that TikTok was bombarding young teens with content related to sex, drug, pornography, and prostitution.
Big Tech is breaking young brains, and the issue needs to be addressed one way or another.
Whether or not regulation is the answer, there at least needs to be an effort alerting parents to the dangers of endless social media exposure.
Stay tuned to Unmuzzled News for any updates to this ongoing story.