We can either continue to stand for free expression…or we can decide that the cost is simply too great. Mark Zuckerberg, 2019.
What a difference a few short years make. Way, way back in 2019, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg gave a speech at Georgetown University. In a room filled with students and staff, he began talking about his own years at college; America had just gone to war in Iraq, and he said the mood on campus was disbelief. The toll on the American psyche was severe, he said, and people felt powerless to do anything about it.
(Cue the super-hero music) Claiming it was this experience that inspired him, he said, “I remember feeling that if more people had a voice to share their experiences, then maybe it could’ve gone differently. And those early years shaped my belief that giving more people a voice gives power to the powerless and pushes society to get better over time.”
That was then, this is now.
Zuckerberg, the Sultan of Censorship is unrepentant and shameless in his efforts to stifle those with whom he disagrees. Regardless of his previously iterated lofty goals, his sole focus now is to assist his Democrat overlords in their quest for absolute control of public discourse. He has abandoned his supposed desire to give a voice to the voiceless and power to those who have none. The Tweet below highlights his duplicity:
Define "Free Expression" pic.twitter.com/Ql8SmHoSV4
— Five Times August (@FiveTimesAugust) July 2, 2021
Just this week, President Trump has announced that he will lead a lawsuit against Facebook, Twitter, Google over their censorship.
Next time a hypocrite like Mark Zuckerberg claims, “We can either continue to stand for free expression…or we can decide that the cost is simply too great.” Understand that for him, the cost in fact was simply too great.