President Joe Biden called on Big Tech to crack down on what he considers to be a “rising tide of hate-fueled violence” in the U.S., which was seen as an act of deputizing these companies to take further actions to suppress speech in the country.
Biden’s speech was titled, “United We Stand,” and announced new actions from companies like Meta, the parent of Facebook and Instagram, Twitch, and YouTube.
“Every tech company should be thinking about what they can do,” he said, according to NPR.
RT noted that all three companies have already vowed to act faster in removing content that fit the category of white supremacy in the U.S. The report, citing the White House’s website, said YouTube will crack down on the spread of misinformation; Twitch will make it easier for users to report troubling posts; and Microsoft will use AI to uncover “credible threats of violence.”
Biden said, “We need to say clearly and forcefully, white supremacy, all forms of hate… have no place in America. As to those who say, we bring this up, we just divide the country—bring it up, we silence it, instead of remaining silenced. For in silence, wounds deepen.”
Ranking 10 on a 1 to 10 moron scale, back in July 2021, America’s pro-censorship President Joe Biden had blamed Facebook for essentially “killing people” since it continues to allow some vaccine “misinformation” to spread on its platform.
“They’re killing people,” Biden said. “Look, the only pandemic we have is among the unvaccinated, and that—and they’re killing people.”
Totally ignored by the mainstream media is his total bullshit. This is the clown who got fully vaxxed and fully boosted and got COVID twice who had claimed “You’re not going to get COVID if you have these vaccinations.”
While this is clearly “misinformation,” because it comes from the head of the Washington crime syndicate, it’s legit.
TRENDPOST: The Trends Journal has reported extensively on the growing censorship trend. Back in September 2018, in the article, “MEDIA CENSORSHIP TREND TO ESCALATE,” we had forecast that censorship of media will escalate throughout the “free” world. In many countries, especially in the Divided States of America, people tune into their favored sources that support their narrow agendas and fixed belief systems, ignoring alternative or multiple sources of information.
A key tenet of trend forecasting is to seek all sides of issues and events with an open mind, rather than adhere to a fixed belief system. Thus, “It’s not what you want to hear, it’s what you need to know.” Other recent censorship articles include: “AMAZON USING DIGITAL BOOK DOMINANCE TO CENSOR” 16 Mar 2021, “CONGRESS PRESSURES BIG TECH TO CENSOR EVEN MORE” 30 Mar 2021, “GOVERNMENT MANDATING TECH INTO A WEB OF SOCIAL CONTROL” 31 May 2022 and “U.S. GOVERNMENT CROSSING THE CONSTITUTIONAL LINE” 23 Feb 2021.
In May, Eric Schmitt, the Missouri attorney general, and Jeff Landry, his counterpart in Louisiana, filed a lawsuit against Biden and other government officials for working with these Big Tech companies to “censor and suppress free speech, including truthful information related to COVID-19, election integrity” under the guise of combating “misinformation.”
“The Biden Administration has been engaged in a pernicious campaign to both pressure social media giants to censor and suppress speech and work directly with those platforms to achieve that censorship in a misguided and Orwellian campaign against ‘misinformation,’” Schmitt said.
The National Desk reported last week that a federal judge in the case ruled that the White House and Dr. Anthony Fauci would have to turn over emails sent to social media companies about “misinformation or censorship of social media content.”
“We have already received a number of documents that clearly prove that the federal government has an incestuous relationship with social media companies and clearly coordinate to censor freedom of speech, but we’re not done,” Schmitt said.
Jake Denton, a research associate in the Tech Policy Center at The Heritage Foundation, wrote in The Daily Signal, which is published by the think tank, that it is now clear that Biden is “actively using the power of Big Tech’s totalitarian policies to silence dissenting opinions.”
“In newly released emails, Facebook employees take direct orders from government officials on which Facebook accounts to act against,” he wrote. “This alarming alliance between the liberal bureaucrats in Washington and Meta has resulted in the silencing of conservative voices, and there is no sign of this slowing down.”
TRENDPOST: We have seen examples of Big Tech censorship from how companies buried news stories about Hunter Biden prior to the 2020 election and skeptics of the COVID-19 vaccine. Like the mainstream news media, these companies have become nothing more than a mouthpiece for their government masters.
These tech companies are protected under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996 that shields them from lawsuits by users. Biden has called for changes to the law, but Republicans say any change to the law should “lead to more speech, not less.”
TREND FORECAST: As we had forecast four years ago “Censorship of independent media outlets is a dangerous, rapidly accelerating trend. With little explanation and no warning, sites that work to keep the establishment accountable, are themselves thwarted with no accountability at all.”
We had also forecast that censorship of media will escalate throughout the “free” world. In many countries, especially in the Divided States of America, people tune into their favored sources that support their narrow agendas and fixed belief systems, ignoring alternative or multiple sources of information.
And while Google, Facebook and Twitter will dominate market share for the foreseeable future, market gaps are widening. There is a David vs. Goliath opportunity for creative, First Amendment-driven OnTrendpreneurs® to create a populist revolution online that expands, doesn’t contract, free speech.