The Democrats are feverishly working to censor speech.
Big Tech oligarchs like Twitter’s Jack Dorsey are eagerly helping them.
But one Supreme Court justice has Big Tech shaking in their boots.
Clarence Thomas recently authored a concurring opinion that could completely shake up Big Tech censorship.
Thomas concurred that the case of Biden v. Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University shall be heard by the United States Court of Appeals Second Circuit.
The case had initially been dismissed as moot because Donald Trump was the original plaintiff since he was President at the time.
Trump was ordered to unblock users on Twitter because his tweets as President of the United States represented a public forum.
Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was forced to unblock users for the same reason.
But Thomas’s opinion opened the door for Big Tech to get a major rebuke for censorship of conservatives on their platforms.
“Similar to utilities, today’s dominant digital platforms derive much of their value from network size. … To be sure, much activity on the Internet derives value from network effects. But dominant digital platforms are different. Unlike decentralized digital spheres, such as the e-mail protocol, control of these networks is highly concentrated. Although both companies are public, one person controls Facebook (Mark Zuckerberg), and just two control Google (Larry Page and Sergey Brin). No small group of people controls e-mail.”
Thomas’s point was that a small group of unelected Big Tech oligarchs control freedom of speech in a major way because of network access.
The obvious refrain is for new companies to compete with the Big Tech monopolies.
But Parler showed that is easier said than done.
The upstart company tried to create an alternative to Twitter, but Amazon, Google, and Apple colluded to kneecap Parler with the help of the corporate-controlled press.
Apple and Google refused to carry the Parler app on their phones, and Amazon pulled their web hosting access with virtually no warning.
The corporate-controlled press also smeared Parler as a haven for violent, far-right rhetoric, which was false.
Companies need to rise up and compete with the entrenched Big Tech powers, but Twitter, Facebook, and the others should not be allowed to violate their own rules and threaten people’s livelihoods and reputations.
That’s currently what’s taking place on those platforms.
Thomas’s opinion shows a willingness on his part to tackle this massive censorship dilemma.
Stay tuned to Unmuzzled News for any updates to this ongoing story.