It’s not just Facui.
WuFlu criminals come in every stripe.
And one CEO just got served with COVID papers by this group of Republicans in Congress.
Big Tech has to answer for its unbelievable acts of censorship.
Donald Trump getting simultaneously banned from every major social media platform should have been a wake-up call to right-wingers and even liberals who still care about free speech.
Some on the Left voiced concerns. Former German Chancellor Angela Merkel said it was troubling that the leader of the free world could be silenced by Big Tech.
Even deeply progressive actress and model Emily Ratajkowski expressed apprehension over the move.
But in the intervening year, the censorship has only gotten worse.
For example, Dr. Robert Malone, who was instrumental in creating the mRNA technology used in the COVID vaccines, was permanently banned from Twitter for expressing counter-narrative opinions about the pandemic.
Soon after, Malone appeared on Joe Rogan’s wildly popular podcast, which put a spotlight on the issue.
Now Republican members of Congress want answers from new Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal on the censorship of Malone and others.
Congressman Troy Nehls of Texas and 13 others are seeking answers from Agrawal, who recently took over for Jack Dorsey.
Big Tech does not have the right to silence debate over YOUR medical options. pic.twitter.com/A1LycuQbJv
— Congressman Troy Nehls (@RepTroyNehls) January 14, 2022
The group of Republicans slapped Agrawal with a letter demanding answers.
Unfortunately, the request could fall on deaf ears. Probably because it’s a letter.
And because Agrawal has already signaled that he is not particularly interested in the First Amendment, saying during a recent event:
“Our role is not to be bound by the First Amendment, but our role is to serve a healthy public conversation and our moves are reflective of things that we believe lead to a healthier public conversation…And so increasingly our role is moving towards how we recommend content and that sort of is…a struggle that we’re working through in terms of how we make sure these recommendation systems that we’re building, how we direct people’s attention is leading to a healthy public conversation that is most participatory.”
This has become the party line of the establishment – censorship is necessary to combat misinformation and foster “healthy public conversation.”
But the worse the censorship gets, the more attention it draws.
While a mere letter from the Republican Congressmen is likely to be ignored for now, Americans could see if Republicans have any teeth if they win back the House majority in November.
Stay tuned to Unmuzzled News for any updates to this ongoing story.