Why does Mark Zuckerberg have the power to decide which Americans can speak? It’s time to break up Big Tech and restore freedom

Wednesday, August 15, 2018
By Paul Martin

by: Vicki Batts
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

A shocking new report has revealed that Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, personally made the decision to ban Alex Jones. While it’s true that when the average user gets banned, there may not be any humans involved at all, it turns out the attack on InfoWars started at the top of the social media network.

As The New York Times reported, Zuckerberg got personally involved in the case of Alex Jones because of how “volatile” the “situation” had become.

The Times reports:

His evaluation of Infowars took the form of a series of technical policy questions. They included whether the mass-reporting of Infowars posts constituted coordinated “brigading,” a tactic common in online harassment campaigns. Executives also debated whether Mr. Jones should receive a “strike” for each post containing hate speech (which would lead to removing his pages as well as the individual posts) or a single, collective strike (which would remove the posts, but leave his pages up).

According to the Times, an insider at Facebook revealed further that Zuckerberg was the first person to think about banning Jones — and that he discussed his next steps with Apple CEO Tim Cook before taking further action.

Apple ultimately beat Facebook to the censorship punch, prompting the Zuck to decide that Jones’ posts and pages would all be removed from the network. Not to be outdone, it seems the censorship zealots are already trying to up the ante. Liberal politicians are already demanding that more conservatives be censored — and not just on Facebook, but across the entire internet.

Senator Chris Murphy, a Democrat from Connecticut, recently called on Big Tech to “do more” than just take down InfoWars.

“Infowars is the tip of a giant iceberg of hate and lies that uses sites like Facebook and YouTube to tear our nation apart. These companies must do more than take down one website. The survival of our democracy depends on it,” Murphy declared over Twitter.

Most liberty-loving Americans would say that preserving our First Amendment right is what’s integral to the survival of democracy in the United States — not blatant censorship of conservative viewpoints. Coloring censorship as a means to preserve freedom is about as Orwellian as you can get. The “Ministry of Truth” was the ministry of propaganda, after all.

Mark Zuckerberg and other Big Tech leaders may have crowned themselves as arbiters of truth, but their purpose is no different: They are eliminating divergent thought, one step at a time.

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