Big Tech is narrowing the range of allowable opinion.
Establishment narratives are furiously defended.
And Twitter censored one scholar for a terrifying reason.
Big Tech oligarchs have been given the power to curate conversations on a global scale, which gives them outsized control over speech.
Now University of Canterbury Professor Anne-Marie Brady was censored on Twitter for criticizing Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Brady, an expert on China policy, mocked the Chinese Communist Party’s 100th anniversary and President Xi, tweeting: “Xi: its my Party and I’ll cry if I want to.”
Brady’s tweets were suddenly marked “unavailable” and her Twitter account was restricted for an entire weekend.
She was never given a warning or an explanation for the account restriction, and her account was only restored after Edward Lucas, columnist for The Times in the UK, raised a fuss.
Lucas said, “After I had stoked a furor on Twitter and sent umpteen complaints, her account was restored . . . Less prominent victims of Chinese censorship would have scantier chances of redress.”
After Brady’s account was restored, she tweeted:
“Seems like @Twitter may have briefly forgotten they don’t work for Xi Jinping.”
It’s truly scary that Twitter is doing the bidding of the Chinese Communist Party.
Meanwhile, the President of the United States was summarily barred from the platform.
Ayatollah Khameini and even terror groups are permitted on Twitter, but Donald Trump is not.
Twitter and other Big Tech giants have shown a willingness to cozy up to authoritarian regimes.
Google worked with the CCP on Project Dragonfly, a censorious search engine for China, and only stopped after the project was exposed.
Google and other companies are also coordinating on “smart cities,” which will have mass surveillance ingrained in them.
Unelected tech oligarchs are controlling what people are allowed to say, even privately.
The New York Post’s bombshell report about Hunter Biden’s “laptop from hell” couldn’t be shared through private direct messages on Twitter.
Counter-narrative tweets and accounts are tagged with disclaimers, blocked, shadowbanned, or flat-out booted off the platform.
Democrat elites like Barack Obama have openly lamented the fact they don’t have the fascist control of the CCP to unilaterally do whatever they want with little resistance.
It’s disturbing how much influence China has over major American institutions like Big Tech and Hollywood.
But at least now the scope of Big Tech’s power is finally being understood by people across the world.
Stay tuned to Unmuzzled News for any updates to this ongoing story.