During a recent interview with Breitbart News, President Donald Trump made the claim that Big Tech companies like Google, Facebook and Twitter are “100 percent” trying to control the information that Americans are allowed to access online.
When asked directly if Silicon Valley is impinging online free speech, Trump immediately answered with, “yeah, 100 percent. Do you have a doubt?”
Breitbart had just informed the president prior to this that Google has systematically turned off all search functionality for Breitbart and other alt-news websites in the lead-up to the 2020 election.
In essence, Google has made it next to impossible for people to find Breitbart and other conservative-leaning news content through its search engine. This means that most people will only be able to access left-leaning news content through Google that promotes Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, as well as the larger Democrat agenda.
“The tech companies are very dishonest about that and about free speech,” Trump added. “It could be a big problem for them at the appropriate time.”
As you may recall, Breitbart published groundbreaking leaked footage back in 2018 of Google senior executives plotting to unseat Trump after his victory in 2016. The plan is to turn Trump and his followers into a “blip” in history, meaning Google plans to interfere with the 2020 election to ensure that Trump loses.
When asked for a response to this, Trump cited his many accomplishments thus far, further joking that his tenure up until this point has been “a pretty big blip.”
Senators Tom Cotton (R-AR), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), and Ron Johnson (R-WI) have also taken up the task of trying to hold Big Tech accountable for its censorship. This trio has spoken numerous times about how tech companies like Google are manipulating search results in collusion with the Democrats.
These three senators also penned a letter to Google CEO Sundar Pichai and Attorney General Bill Barr pushing for more accountability and possible antitrust action against Silicon Valley for its growing bias against conservatives and the president himself.
Google is undeniably engaged in behavior that goes against both its stated mission and its legal confines, at least as far as Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA) is concerned.
If Google wants to be a content publisher, then its immunity protections under the law need to be stripped. Otherwise, Google needs to abide by neutral content provider guidelines, which restrict it and other tech platforms from censoring content for political purposes.
During a recent hearing before a House Judiciary Committee subcommittee, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) grilled Pichai about his company’s monopolistic behavior. House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy has also expressed deep concerns about the nature of Google and other tech platforms, which are increasingly silencing viewpoints with which their leadership disagrees.
Trump is apparently fully aware of what is going on, but has yet to act. But as he indicated to Breitbart, his administration is waiting until just the right moment to strike, which hopefully will be sooner rather than later in preservation of the First Amendment.
“Class action them. Take their assets,” wrote one Breitbart commenter.
“It is illegal to conspire to take constitutional rights away much less actually do it as they blatantly are. They are stupid. Trap set. Spring it now. Two U.S. codes on the books. They are controlling the information illegally.”
More related news about Big Tech censorship is available at Censorship.news.
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