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As the internet censorship debate continues, Alex Jones of Infowars says he is advising President Trump on “striking back against internet censorship”…
President Trump is fired up about “real” news suppression, internet censorship and anti-conservative bias. Voices in the MAGA community have been increasing squelched as early as the 2016 presidential campaign and Alex Jones took the first big hit.
Google search results for “Trump News” shows only the viewing/reporting of Fake News Media. In other words, they have it RIGGED, for me & others, so that almost all stories & news is BAD. Fake CNN is prominent. Republican/Conservative & Fair Media is shut out. Illegal? 96% of results on “Trump News” are from National Left-Wing Media, very dangerous. Google & others are suppressing voices of Conservatives and hiding information and news that is good. They are controlling what we can & cannot see. This is a very serious situation-will be addressed!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 28, 2018
Alex Jones’ website claims “he and Infowars.com are currently advising the President on how to appropriately respond to the censorship of conservatives across the internet using the judicial system.”
There is a sleight of hand that is taking place. It is almost to the point of collusion regarding the kind of covert activity that is going on between legacy media and Silicon Valley. A social media experiment occurred that rocked the world of freedom and the denizens of free thinking and Constitutionalism alike; the simultaneous ban of Alex Jones and Infowars from almost all media and social media platforms, with Twitter following suit just a while later.
Alex Jones, the creator of the Infowars channel, was banned by Youtube, Facebook, Vimeo, and Apple’s iTunes platform. Twitter put him on timeout. Within 12 hours, Jones’ Infowars was completely de-platformed; this move put a huge scare upon anyone who leans right of Michael Moore. This de-platforming is causing many to question the legitimacy of such private companies. People are calling into question whether or not they should change the category of such to public utilities, thereby creating the need for government overwatch.
Jack Dorsey, Mark Zuckerberg, Tim Cook, and Susan Wojcicki head up these companies respectively. These people are causing many who devote their content to the freedom of speech to get all up in arms. Some cultural commentary channels are noting that people are calling for the firing of YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki. Jack Dorsey of Twitter is experiencing some backlash for putting Jones on a “time out,” causing Twitter to pull the suspension.
Some are calling for this type of censorship a tyrannical move between legacy media and other such sites such as Vox and Salon, who are backed by millions of dollars, yet their content is nothing short of stale and filled with false information. Behind such brazen censorship are the leftists sponsored “fact checking” sites like Politifact or Snopes, who are not even honest; some have gone to scrape the bottom of the barrel to “fact check” jokes.
All of this is what conservative and libertarian media are up against, and the fight has gotten scary since such companies can simply take out a person’s livelihood and in essence “unperson” them. Many of the popular social commentary channels are finding themselves moving away from the more established networks and moving towards alternative mediums to continue posting their content.
Many of these creators are not necessarily Trump supporters, but they are staunch advocates of free speech. It is this very value that shaped America that is under attack. It begs the question, as New Right Network grows and as the Left begins to use their efforts to censor conservative ideas, what can be done? This is a question that is causing conservatives to chomp at the bit. It is also one that needs to be looked at carefully in the war on culture which was lost when Trump was elected, but the fight is not over as we have seen.
All Speech Is Free Speech, or Not
Call Jones what you want, a lunatic, a conspiracy theorist, a madman, and even a “fat f***,” it is the right of any person to say what they want to say. That is the crux of the Constitution of the United States. Consideration should be given to an internet Bill of Rights. Even this so-called “hate speech” which is really just “mean words” is protected under the banner of Free Speech. The audacity of American companies to even collude to censor individuals seems as treasonous as it is un-Constitutional. To suggest the “terms of service” angle as if they are given a hall pass is where the putrid un-Americanism lies.
Gab.ai, BitChute, and Minds.com are all alternative tech companies that are rising up and grabbing the attention of content creators. Even still, they are being harassed by the Social Justice Warrior’s, but are holding firm in their commitment to free speech while Jack Dorsey caves into the demands of the Left.
So far, the scare is real, but there is hope for advocates of freedom and free speech. The idea here is to keep hopes fired up. Soon, the balance will be restored, and Silicon Valley will have to cope because they will be losing the dollars, as half of their money does also come from conservative voices. First came the purge, now comes the surge. One thing’s for sure, we will win in the end!