Conservatives were targeted openly over so-called “misinformation” by the likes of Facebook and YouTube in 2020 after years of so-called shadow banning.
Now censorship by Big Tech is almost expected in 2021.
But one new lawsuit could show Big Tech’s censor on free speech is no joke after a site everyone laughs at stormed into court.
The Babylon Bee is a Conservative Christian satire website that has taken the world by storm and continues to grow in popularity.
Some call it a Christian Conservative version of The Onion.
But most agree The Onion pales in comparison.
Babylon Bee CEO Seth Dillon has become a vocal critic of Big Tech censorship and the rise of so-called “misinformation” on the Internet.
Now, the Babylon Bee has filed a legal brief in support of a Florida law signed by Governor Ron DeSantis aimed at combating Big Tech censorship.
During an interview on Fox & Friends, Dillon discussed how the satire site has been targeted by supposed “fact checkers” and social media content moderators who are attempting to get the site de-platformed for making what they call “the wrong jokes.”
“We face some of these censorship problems, we’ve faced challenges with fact-checks being abused to try and get us deplatformed and knocked off the platform,” Dillon stated.
Dillon says that many of the Big Tech platforms have put in new policies aimed at curbing hate speech, or so they say, but they’re really aimed at taking down Conservative sites like The Bee.
The Bee’s CEO also said that social media companies are abusing the liability protections they enjoy under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.
“I think the end game should be to basically restore the original intended purpose of Section 230, which was to give these platforms a shield from liability and the ability to moderate the content on their platforms. But, the content moderation is supposed to be done in good faith, that’s one of the provisions of the statute, and right now we’re not seeing good faith implementation of these moderation practices,” Dillion said.
The Florida law The Babylon Bee is backing, allows state residents to sue Big Tech companies if they feel they’ve been treated unfairly and prohibits those companies from deplatforming political candidates.
Of course, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his cronies don’t like this idea because there is no power in social media if they can’t use it to take down their political opponents.
In June a federal judge temporarily blocked the Florida law from moving forward after a gang of Big Tech companies sued the State of Florida.
But since that time eleven other states have joined Florida in an appeal to reverse the court’s decision.
Social media powerhouses are hellbent on doing the bidding of their leftist pals in the Democrat Party and taking down anyone they believe to hold a dissenting view point.
But their penchant for Communist-style censorship may get stung hard if this “joke” site prevails in court.
Stay tuned to Unmuzzled News for any updates to this ongoing story.