Too many Americans are complacent about the danger of Big Tech.
That goes double for the political elite.
But one Republican Governor just took a sledgehammer to Big Tech’s censorship schemes.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is leading the charge against Big Tech on the state level.
He recently signed a bill into law that gives state residents some protections against social media censorship.
During an interview with Fox News, DeSantis laid out the danger that Big Tech giants pose.
“What they censored was actually true. They called it a conspiracy theory if you said this may have leaked from the lab. They were also censoring around the same time last year any criticisms of lockdowns. And we know now lockdowns didn’t work. States like Florida that were open were better off for it.”
Not only were the lab leak and anti-lockdown perspectives true, a recent study showed that the fear-mongering about hydroxychloroquine was misguided and could’ve cost thousands of lives.
Even if these counter-narrative ideas had turned out to be wrong, they should not have been censored on multiple Big Tech platforms.
“[Y]ou often hear people say, hey, these are private companies, they can do what they want, yadda, yadda, yadda. But here’s an example of working with Fauci where Facebook, you could argue, is essentially acting as an arm of the state, because they’re suppressing what the government wants suppressed.”
This is completely correct.
If private companies are working at the behest of the federal government – and doing so secretly – then they are behaving like fascist entities.
They should not receive any special benefits, especially if they’re operating as arms of the state.
“Obviously, we have seen conservatives be censored. But when they’re censoring things about some of the most important issues that we have ever addressed, how COVID started, whether lockdowns work . . . you know they’re really doing damage to society.”
These Big Tech companies are eroding the culture of free speech by determining what people are allowed to say even though no objective truth has been proven.
Again, even if people express opinions that turn out to be wrong, that is not a justification for censorship.
The battle of ideas should be allowed to take place in the public square, and if the establishment can’t win the argument, then they don’t deserve any assumption of authority or rectitude.
Stay tuned to Unmuzzled News for any updates to this ongoing story.