Big Tech’s agenda is crumbling and they’re getting desperate.
Rand Paul is dismantling their censorship regime and saving the First Amendment.
And now Americans are finding out just how far Big Tech has gone to silence their voices.
When the Internet first became popular, the early pioneers of it saw it as a way to bring more freedom to more people.
They weren’t necessarily conservatives, but they believed strongly in things like free speech, and they wanted to use the Internet to give more people a voice, not fewer.
But in the past 10 years, that has begun to change. New people have taken over the biggest tech companies, and they have gotten tangled up with the Feds and the intelligence community.
Now they have not only stopped being friends of the First Amendment, but they have actually become enemies of the First Amendment.
They are using their enormous power to silence Americans who express views that they do not approve of by deleting their posts and banning them from their platforms.
And of course, since most of these companies are located in Silicon Valley, which leans heavily to the Left, their censorship regime is heavily biased against conservatives.
But Rand Paul isn’t taking this lying down. He is using his power as a senator to unwind their censorship regime and give power back to the people.
According to NewsBusters, “Sen. Paul decried that the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) ‘was employed to surveil and censor American citizens’ social media for what it concluded to be “misinformation” and “disinformation.”’ The senator later stressed DHS’s misplaced priorities.”
In other words, these tech companies were teaming up with an agency of the intelligence community to silence Americans who had views that they considered to be “misinformation.”
The article continues, “Paul gave examples of the mass censorship of COVID-19-related speech which he himself experienced when YouTube removed two of his videos for his comments on masking.”
Paul was pointing out that masking is ineffective when it comes to stopping the spread of COVID, which is now a scientifically accepted fact.
This was a common theme during the pandemic, where things that were considered “misinformation” were later revealed to be true.
This was a result of panicky liberals at these Big Tech companies who didn’t trust ordinary people to make their own decisions and regulate their own lives.
It is true, some people do fall for misinformation online. Some people are bad at using the Internet and will believe anything they see without checking it.
But the media and Big Tech are lying too. And that’s why so many Americans do fall for online hoaxes. They don’t trust the media, and so they believe anything that goes against the media narrative, even things that are a bit ridiculous.
The solution to that isn’t to censor. The solution to that is to stop lying.
Maybe if Big Tech and the media stop censoring and lying, and start treating the American people with respect, people will trust them again and stop looking to sketchy corners of the Internet for “information.”