If Joe Biden gets his way, free speech will be dead.
Social media will be controlled by the government.
And now he has made one huge move to enforce wokeness and silence conservatives.
Censorship has become one of the most popular policies on the Left. Progressives believe that their political enemies are evil and should not be allowed to speak.
Joe Biden has staffed his entire presidential administration with people who believe in this toxic ideology. And he is working with them to remove all dissenting voices from social media.
But now he is making his biggest move yet. You see, Leftists believe in something called “microagressions,” which they say are minor violations of the “woke” code.
These supposed violations may be minor, but they are enough to get people kicked off of social media. And that is exactly what the Biden administration is attempting to do.
According to the Washington Free Beacon, “The Biden administration is set to dole out more than $550,000 in grants to develop an artificial intelligence model that can automatically detect and suppress microaggressions on social media, government spending records show.”
“The award, funded through President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan, was granted to researchers at the University of Washington in March to develop technologies that could be used to protect online users from discriminatory language. The researchers have already received $132,000 and expect total government funding to reach $550,436 over the next five years.”
This is a massive amount of taxpayer money to go to something that directly violates the Constitution. The government has no right to force social media companies to censor content that the government objects to. It is a direct and egregious violation of the First Amendment.
But that’s not stopping the Biden administration. They are plowing full steam ahead with this plan.
The article continues, “The researchers are developing machine-learning models that can analyze social media posts to detect implicit bias and microaggressions, commonly defined as slights that cause offense to members of marginalized groups. It’s a broad category, but past research conducted by the lead researcher on the University of Washington project suggests something as tame as praising meritocracy could be considered a microaggression.”
“The Biden administration’s funding of the research comes as the White House faces growing accusations that it seeks to suppress free speech online. Biden last month suggested there should be an investigation into Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s acquisition of Twitter after the billionaire declared the social media app would pursue a ‘free speech’ agenda. Internal Twitter communications Musk released this month also revealed a prolonged relationship between the FBI and Twitter employees, with the agency playing a regular role in the platform’s content moderation.”
It’s clear that the Biden administration has an extreme hostility to free speech. They find it threatening to the agenda that they are trying to pursue.
And they are willing to use the tools of government to identify, target, and eliminate any speech that they find to be objectionable.