It’s always interesting to hear the powers-that-be in the social media and tech world spout off on what they consider to be a “sin”. One common thread in their remarks has to be the totalitarian attitude they all have when it comes to censorship. If you read between the lines, it’s all about censoring those they deem to be “divisive”. That is a very slippery slope.
With censorship on social media leaning left (see below), it’s more important than ever to push back on what’s deemed a “sin” to these powerful people.
One example of the most recent selective censorship by social media is the permanent ban of Info Wars. While Info Wars is banned from all social media platforms in a coordinated attempt to censor Alex Jones and others, the very violent Antifa groups remain on social media. Go figure…
Apple CEO Tim Cook suggests it’s “a sin” to not ban certain people from social media and technology platforms:
“We only have one message for those who seek to push hate, division, and violence:
You have no place on our platforms. You have no home here.”
Apple CEO Tim Cook suggests it's "a sin" to not ban certain people from social media and technology platforms: "We only have one message for those who seek to push hate, division, and violence: You have no place on our platforms. You have no home here." pic.twitter.com/gO5qB6bBuO
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) December 4, 2018
When we talk about a slippery slope, all you need to do to see it is to listen to this interview with President Trump’s campaign manager. He speaks about how he believes Google and others set algorithms so that they favor the left.
After the success by Trump in 2016, the social media giants realized that the Trump campaign used social media platforms to their advantage by target marketing and up-close and personal videos of candidate Trump. It worked so the leftist social media organizations went to work to stop the progress made by Trump to get his message out.
THE INTERVIEW BELOW IS STUNNING IN THAT IT REVEALS WHAT SOCIAL MEDIA GIANTS HAVE DONE SINCE THE 2016 ELECTION TO SUPPRESS CONSERVATIVE-LEANING MESSAGES:
“I think that Facebook, Twitter, YouTube all play with the algorithm to make it more biased against conservatives,” Brad Parscale, President Trump’s 2020 campaign manager
Censorship in the form of shadowbanning and algorithm changes that favor the left have helped suppress the message from conservatives. Even worse, right before the midterms hundreds of conservative Facebook pages were shut down by Facebook.
You have to ask where this leads us as we head into the campaign for 2020. Will Congress act on stopping the censorship?