After targeting conservatives for years resulting in the crescendo of banning President Trump from their platforms, Facebook and Twitter are finally facing retribution.
Billionaires Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey have taken it upon themselves to become the arbiters of free speech in America. Promoting their utopian aristocracy where the wealthy and powerful decide what speech is and is not offensive to the masses, Zuckerberg and Dorsey have been censoring and banning people who don’t agree with them left and right.
Free Press Fail’s own Corinne Clark has been shadowbanned (meaning if you don’t already follow her she doesn’t pop up in a search or show as a recommended account to follow) on Twitter despite her tens of thousands of followers.
When they chose to ban President Trump they claimed it was for use of “violent speech” and “inciting a riot.” I won’t even get into the fact that “violent speech” is not a real thing and that these social media platforms clearly do not subscribe to the essential idea of liberty which must protect all speech from being censored. The biggest problem with this claim is this rule against “extremism” and “violent speech” is not upheld against all users.
If you recall – Instagram, Facebook and Twitter were all the primary cites that Black Lives Matter (BLM) used to organize their riots which even if they started as peaceful, ended in arson, looting and sometimes death. These riots happened all across America terrorizing cities and targeted government buildings and government endorsed law enforcement. Talk about an insurrection.
In fact, the Greater New York Black Lives Matter leader, Hawk Newsome, who has explicitly called for violence and said violent revolutions have successfully changed the world, is still very active on Facebook and posting videos with pretty violent rhetoric and content. Hawk shouldn’t be deplatformed, he has the right to speak his mind and organize his group because that is what America is all about. But Facebook protects his rights and yet bans President Trump who NEVER called anyone to do any acts of violence.
Because Dumb Dorsey and Suck Zuck didn’t apply their rules fairly across the board, President Trump’s lawyers think he has a good case for a lawsuit against their totalitarian company policies.
How this lawsuit will end up is to be seen. But it’s about time someone like President Trump with power and means stands up for us little guy users against the monopoly TItans which dictate our primary modes of communication with the world.
Once again President Trump steps in to fight back when no one else will.