Conservatives are fighting an uphill battle.
They have to go against both the Democrats and their entire mass media complex.
But one Republican Senator has a plan to put a stop to Big Tech’s censorship of Conservatives.
Facebook has been under assault for several weeks.
The culmination of those broadsides was “whistleblower” Frances Haugen, who’s actually just a Democrat operative, coming forward and arguing for the company to be controlled by the establishment.
But Republican senator Bill Hagerty wants to use a different approach.
Hagerty believes Big Tech companies should be treated as common carriers, like the phone company, so they cannot censor free speech.
“Sen. Bill Hagerty (R-TN) said…that his sponsored legislation, the FREE Speech Act, would end Facebook’s political censorship of Breitbart News and other media outlets by repealing Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act and regulating Big Tech companies as ‘common carriers.’”
Section 230 has been the subject of intense debate.
The federal carve-out has given social media giants incredible latitude to censor content without being liable like a publisher.
Hagerty said in an interview:
“[The FREE Speech Act] takes Section 230 and blows it up. My legislation would do away with that, and if people want to regulate their content, they would have to be very clear and articulate about the reasons and the actual criteria they use.”
Vague language has allowed social media sites to craft content policies that exhibit heavy political bias.
For example, stating the biological fact that men are not women is grounds for permanent suspension on Twitter.
“There is a clause in Section 230 [that] talks about ‘obscenity’ [and] ‘violence,’ but it then closes by saying content that the carrier — pick your cherry, Facebook, for example — deems ‘otherwise objectionable’ [can be censored]. That is the subjective perspective that they’re driving a Mack truck through.”
Lo and behold “objectionable” content always slants in favor of the establishment Left.
For example, feminist writer Meghan Murphy was permanently banned from Twitter for saying men aren’t women, but multiple blue checkmark journalists tweeted that they wanted to physically assault Nick Sandmann, one of the Covington Catholic kids that were smeared as racists.
The double standard is obvious.
“They don’t have to articulate it. They don’t have to make it clear. It is what they feel it is at the time, and that’s what they’ve used to allow them to select conservative messages and suppress them while not doing the same to their own liberal perspective. My legislation would do away with that.”
Tackling the Big Tech censorship problem isn’t going to be easy, but at least Republicans are finally tackling the problem sincerely.
The current paradigm cannot continue if America’s culture of free speech is to survive.
Stay tuned to Unmuzzled News for any updates to this ongoing story.