U.S. tech giants are waging a war against free speech

Our Founding Fathers were learned men who founded the newly independent American Republic on a particular — and correct — view of human nature. They believed that humans have a dual nature, both good and bad, and that we are self-interested but rational, being each capable of discerning what is in our own interests.

That humans are fundamentally selfish accounts for why the Founders fashioned a government that is limited and constrained in its exercise of power, instead of unlimited and totalitarian. As James Madison so eloquently stated in The Federalist Papers:

What is government but the greatest of all reflections on human nature? If men were angels, no government would be necessary. In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the greatest difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed, and in the next place oblige it to control itself.

Among the constraints that our Founders placed on government to prevent it from abusing political power are the Bill of Rights or the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution, which collectively delimit government’s power by specifying the rights and liberties of the people which no government can abridge. The Founders also created other constraints on government, one of which is a free press (or media).

A free press also serves another function. Since humans are endowed by the Creator with the capacity to reason, the Founding Fathers wanted to ensure that we be given a pluralism and variety of information and knowledge — the “market place of ideas” — which we can utilize to make the “right” choices in the ballot box and away.

Surveys have found that journalists of the Mainstream Media are overwhelmingly partisan in favor of one political party. For example, a poll found that Washington media correspondents voted Democratic 93% to 7% (see Professor Tim Groseclose’s Left Turn, How Liberal Media Bias Distorts the American Mind).  As a result of the MSM’s partisanship, the First Amendment’s freedom of the press no longer delivers pluralism of information and ideas.

Happily, with the rise of the Internet, social media and alternate media are doing what the MSM whether willingly or by coercion no longer do. A recent Pew Research Center study found that some 14% of Americans have changed their minds about an issue because of something they saw on social media. But the voice of both social and alternate media is now being silenced, one by one, by privately-owned high-tech corporations acting in the interest of and in cahoots with the Democratic Party and the Deep State.

The social media tech giants — Facebook, Twitter, WordPress, Disqus — are all owned and operated by liberals/Democrats/Progressive, i.e., the Left. Although they are separate corporations, their similar political partisanship and ideology make them a virtual monopoly. When they each act to censor and stifle the American people’s freedom of speech in social and alternative media, their collective reach approaches totalitarian in scope.

See Edwin Vieira Jr.’s “Censorship by Internet Corporations Is Still Censorship

Think of those tech giants as private enterprises with deceptive smiles but razor-sharp teeth.

Having unexpectedly lost the 2016 presidential election, in which social and alternative media played a significant role in electing D.C. outsider Donald Trump, Democrats and the tech giants have learned a lesson. To ensure against a repeat of 2016, the cabal of tech giants are silencing dissenting voices on social media and blogs before this November’s mid-term election.

See “The Coming Democrat Vote Fraud: dead voters in Ohio; non-citizen voters in Texas; Pelosi tells Dems to be unscrupulous

The cabal first went after a giant AltMedia target — Alex Jones and his InfoWars. Next is the 21st-century digital version of book-burning when web-host WordPress began, abruptly and without warning, shutting down (“suspend”) blogs, including Fellowship of the Minds, ostensibly because they had violated WordPress’ Terms of Service (TOS).

Other blogs and voices that are silenced include (incomplete list):

  1. WordPress-hosted blogs American Everyman (Willy Loman), Harold Saive‘s ChemTrailsPlanet, Dutchsinse’s blog, Jay’sAnalysis, and Jeff Fenske‘s 11-year-old ToBeFree.
  2. Twitter terminated many accounts, including that of anti-war activist Caitlin Johnston @caitoz (see “Twitter purges accounts across the platform again“).
  3. Facebook is blocking ads for pro-Trump Diamond & Silk’s upcoming movie Dummycrats.
  4. The internet browser Mozilla Firefox is pushing an “Information Trust Initiative” to block independent media sources at the browser level while favoring corporate media giants like fake news CNN (Natural News).
  5. All 37 of Stewart Ogilby‘s columns on veteranstoday.com, including a dozen about 9/11, as well as his bio and photo, were removed without explanation.
  6. From a FOTM reader: “A priest who has a website in Europe told me that a liberal priest from the United States sent someone from Europe to shut down his website. This good priest was exposing Obama’s and other liberals’ agenda.”

The hypocrisy of WordPress is particularly galling. As Dr. James Tracy points out in his Memory Hole Blog, after silencing those it has identified as violating its TOS, WordPress nevertheless continues to host blogs “that are in demonstrable violation of the company’s TOS,” including the neo-Nazi Daily Stormer and blogs by Antifa, whom the Obama administration’s FBI and DHS had identified in April 2016 as “domestic terrorists”.

Explanations as to why WP-hosted blogs are being taken down include the following:

  1. Because the blogs are conservative and/or Christian (see WND; Breitbart).
  2. Because the blogs posted on the 2012 Sandy Hook mass shooting being a false-flag hoax (see Phibetaiota.net; Techcrunch). As an example, Cinderella’s Broom, a relatively small blog that mainly posted on Sandy Hook, was taken down. WordPress is so vindictive that they also took down Cinderella’s three other blogs, none of which has political content.
  3. Because those blogs posted on other false flags, e.g., 9/11 and the 1985 Space Shuttle Challenger explosion, which suggests it is the Deep State that’s engineering the take-downs (see Natural News; All News Pipeline). That in turn has an ominous implication: Is the Deep State silencing bloggers who write about false flags because either a massive false flag or a diabolical conspiracy is in the works, such as an attempt to assassinate President Trump?

An email I just received from Stewart Ogilby lends strength to the #3 explanation. Ogilby had re-published my April 2015 post that the Challenger astronauts may be alive. He writes:

“The situation is worse than we fear. This morning the file that previously loaded  your page intact (challenger.htm), including the graphics, not only
no longer loads from my server, but the file itself has been corrupted. I do not use WordPress or any other webpage ‘wizzard’.”

See also Ogilby’s “Owners of America’s Media Lie“.

The tech giants do what they do because they are sanctioned and shielded by the 1996 Communications Decency Act (CDA), specifically Section 230’s “Safe Harbor” provision, which allows social media giants like Facebook and Twitter to censor at will any content they don’t like. Former Federal Communications Commission (FCC) wireless bureau chief Fred Campbell is on a mission to repeal that provision. (Read more about this on Thought Police.)

As if the Safe Harbor provision isn’t bad enough, Virginia Democrat senator Mark Warner means to restrict our free speech even further. In a policy paper obtained by Axios and in the name of combating “fake news,” Warner would have our freedom of speech be even more abridged by:

  • Requiring web platforms to label so-called fake and bot accounts or do more to identify “authentic” accounts, with the threat of sanction by the Federal Trade Commission if they fail to do so.
  • Making web platforms legally liable for claims of “defamation, invasion of privacy, false light, and public disclosure of private facts”.

Axios observes that “Warner, who made his fortune in telecommunications before running for office, has been a prominent critic of major social media platforms from his perch as top Democrat overseeing the intelligence committee’s investigation of Russian election interference.” Although Warner’s proposal for now is just that, a “Democratic wave in November could put more momentum behind these ideas”.

To the tech giants must be asked the same question that I’ve asked Sandy Hookers who harass, attack, terrorize, successfully get YouTube and WordPress take down videos, posts and entire blogs, and send hateful and life-threatening emails to Sandy Hook researchers who are simply exercising our First Amendment right to free speech and free press:

If you have truth on your sidewhy would you stifle our voices? What are you so afraid of?

H/t Big Lug, CSM, Greg Holt, Harold Saive, Kelleigh, and Matthew S.

~Eowyn

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17 responses to “U.S. tech giants are waging a war against free speech

  1. Free Speech seems nothing is free anymore if you stand up for your free speech and do not back down there will be consequences and you had better be prepared for the back lash. Something that everyone stood for back in the day no one could step in and stiffial speech this way.

    Seems the only thing we have left to fight with is the vote unless we want to stoop to their tactics and not going there.

     
    • There are times when one has to fight fire WITH fire. Say what you want about the left, but they have been SUCCESSFUL. Is there any arument on that point? They have implemented their agenda beyond their wildest dreams!

      When a football team is being beaten, the coaching staff will ‘make adjustments’; that is they will change what they’re doing in hopes of better results. They’ll force the other team to play to their strengths. Should we not do likewise? Aren’t we long overdue for making adjustments? After all, hasn’t the left kicked our sorry asses over the course of the last century? And how have they done this? They’ve been relentless and ruthless, while we have done nothing. We have to change that. We need to use Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals against them. When we do, we have success, and the left HATES taking their own medicine.

       
  2. WWW = 666 in Hebrew – the world wide web – is where the devil is in control. I wish there was another form of wide web communication that did not necessitate such horrendous controls. I feel that there must be some form of intelligent transmission that can be invented by others such as the JAPANESE, RUSSIANS so that we don’t have to rely on the CHINESE, George Soros, influence and the GIANT techs in existence.

     
  3. They are cowards with a ‘banning’ shield.

     
  4. I am somewhat heartened by 2 things. 1. FoxNews has been sounding the alarm loud and clear, which blows the puppeteers’ ability to do this secretly. And 2. President Trump has mentioned this in ways that signal his awareness of the severity and intent of the problem. Presidents in the past have broken monopolies, and DJT is likely weighing his choices on how to deal with the tech giants.

     
    • President Trump only has a few weeks to get his ass in gear before the mid-terms are affected by Big Tech. It’s nice he’s aware – but he needs to take action. I hope this will be one of several October surprises up his sleeve.

       
      • Maybe he’ll give it to Sessions. Maybe that Rosenstein fella. I’m still waiting for some sort of explanation that covers these reactions to date. If it were up to me some of these guys would be so “gone” they’d need a new space program just to find them.

         
  5. We already know of the Soro’s/Brock memo. We also know who owns media. This has nothing to do with ideas, just control of “facts”. I think its true that they are amazed that Hildebeast lost her rigged election and they don’t want to see that happen again.

    To me there must be a way to make these creatures irrelevant. Going to the Controllers to provide “platforms” for discussion is dangerous. At least with government intervention they must answer to us on paper.

     
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  7. i’m trying to figure out why it happens that so much of the social media is owned by Liberals,and why more Conservatives are not willing to invest in retaining their (our) First Amendment Rights. I don’t have the skills required to do it,but if I had the $$$ to do it,I’d go ALL IN to create Conservative TV Networks,radio,Internet or even Alternate forms of communication in ways that the Left couldn’t touch or control. Yes,I know it’d be EXTREMELY expensive and labor intensive,but I believe this is what may be America’s downfall if we don’t step up our game to make the Left irrelevant regarding the communications world,like President Trump did when he went straight to We the People via Twitter and bypassed the Liberal Media….
    Ideas,anyone?

     
    • The media is owned by a certain tribe. Admission is extremely limited. This tribe happens to have a plan for all of us. They are not likely to be giving that up any time soon.

       
    • While a conservative “facebook”, “twitter”, etc. sounds like a great idea, I’ve read elsewhere that, if successful, it won’t help the argument that the Social Media giants are monopolies. And it’ll take years (unfortunately, not a few weeks) to build up comparable numbers, something which conservatives, Christians, and President Trump can’t make happen.

      Owning the media is part of the left’s agenda of eventually imposing its communist beliefs on everyone else – propaganda, plain & simple. It’s most likely all funded by the CIA, with it’s bottomless deep pockets.

      President Trump needs to grab Big Tech by its proverbial “pussy” and put a hurt on them.

       
  8. They better not try to silence me! I embraced the freedom America gave me and I won’t give that up, over my dead body!

     
  9. Leftists lie; honesty is Kryptonite to them.

     
  10. Even worse, Obama was spotted at this Big Tech summit at a dinner for all the top brass of these companies.

    No election meddling here…

     
  11. Sometimes everything that is old becomes “new” again. I’ve been thinking for some time now that there should be a resurgance of letter-writing between like peoples (one of my life-long friends and I will NOT post anything of political or law-enforcement interest betw us on email….we still write letters—shocking!)….and that old “fad” of CB radio should make a comeback against the censorship/nullification that our news-“reporters” and our social media enforce against those who do not measure up to their agendas. Our President Trump showed us the way to go—he used a medium to circumvent the slanted media of our day to reach others…..and, the media responded in “cracking down” so as to eliminate any more Donald Trumps from entering into, much less winning, in their political spheres of “sheeple control.” But President Trump showed us that you must ALWAYS circumvent them in whatever means available…..and you will be connecting always then with middle America, not the “governing elite.”

     

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