Two academics argued in DefenseOne last week for a government takeover of social media to institute total censorship of dissident beliefs, seizing upon the mostly-peaceful protests in Jan. 6 to push this heinously unconstitutional power grab.
“Even though the companies that run these platforms are displaying a new willingness to police them, up to and including banning the worst offenders, claims that U.S. tech companies can self-regulate and moderate dangerous content comprehensively should be regarded with extreme skepticism,” wrote authors Divya Ramjee and Elsa Kania.
While many people on the Right have called for the revocation of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act in order to combat the problem of tech censorship, these women are demanding more government regulations to compel additional censorship.
“New rules must be introduced for the algorithms that decide what users see and for the data these companies collect for themselves, as well as data scraping by third parties,” they wrote, calling for absolute thought control imposed on Big Tech by the federal government.
They did call legislators to “introduce federal laws that protect sensitive data and personal information of consumers and dictate how it is used and aggregated by companies” but want pro-privacy reforms to be accompanied by a national takeover and additional censorship. Ramjee and Kania said that the U.S. should emulate China and the European Union to crackdown on digital free speech.
“By contrast, technology assessments and consumer impact assessments are supported in the European Union’s regulations, and China’s policymaking leverages a major brain trust and various expert groups in approaching the governance of emerging technologies,” the authors wrote.
“Too often, a false dichotomy has been presented or perceived to exist between the Internet as entirely ungoverned, relative to the “sovereign Internet” and “cyber sovereignty,” such as China and Russia have respectively promoted, which leverage frequent censorship and propaganda. Certainly, recent events have demonstrated that a status quo that eschews regulation or legislation is unsustainable,” they continued.
“Too often, a false dichotomy has been presented or perceived to exist between the Internet as entirely ungoverned, relative to the “sovereign Internet” and “cyber sovereignty,” such as China and Russia have respectively promoted, which leverage frequent censorship and propaganda. Certainly, recent events have demonstrated that a status quo that eschews regulation or legislation is unsustainable,” Ramjee and Kania added, making it clear that targeting their political opposition with censorship is their endgame.
Big League Politics has reported on the push to ramp up censorship and other repressive measures in the aftermath of the Jan. 6 brouhaha:
Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) announced on Wednesday that he will vote against certifying electoral votes next week, joining a group of House Republicans who are planning to oppose the federal rubber-stamping of grotesque and unprecedented fraud.
“Following both the 2004 and 2016 elections, Democrats in Congress objected during the certification of electoral votes in order to raise concerns about election integrity,” Hawley explained in a statement.
“They were praised by Democratic leadership and the media when they did. And they were entitled to do so. But now those of us concerned about the integrity of this election are entitled to do the same,” he added.
Hawley is refusing to go along with the Big Lie that there was no serious and systemic election fraud that occurred in last month’s presidential election.
“I cannot vote to certify the electoral college results on January 6 without raising the fact that some states, particularly Pennsylvania, failed to follow their own state election laws. And I cannot vote to certify without pointing out the unprecedented effort of mega corporations, including Facebook and Twitter, to interfere in this election, in support of Joe Biden,” Hawley said.
“At the very least, I will follow the same practice Democrat members of Congress have in years past and object during the certification process on January 6 to raise these critical issues,” he added.
The globalist elite are now openly waging war against the Bill of Rights and Constitution. Patriots are under siege as the former land of the free morphs into a totalitarian police state.
Amazon Updates App Icon After People Complain That It Reminded Them of Adolf Hitler
The left is obsessed with Nazis.
Amazon has changed the logo of its smartphone app after people said that it reminded them of Adolf Hitler.
The original logo (on the left in the image above) depicted a piece of blue tape above the classic smile arrow. Amazon introduced it in January to replace the image of a shopping cart.
Some people—presumably leftists, because no one else is as obsessed with Nazis as them—claimed on Twitter that the combination of the smile and the tape looked too much like Hitler’s toothbrush mustache.
Amazon’s new app logo be lookin like they’re the THIRD most downloaded in the “Reich” section. pic.twitter.com/znvvfQ5nst
— Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser) January 26, 2021
lmao I completely missed that amazon quietly tweaked its new icon to make it look… less like hitler pic.twitter.com/Jh8UC8Yg3u
— alex hern (@alexhern) March 1, 2021
It’s not just a ripped scotch tape, it’s a ripped scotch tape that has a similar shape and is right on top of a smiling mouth. Looks like a happy little cardboard Adolf to me
— Willi Kampmann (@willikampmann) March 2, 2021
This is the second time in recent days that leftists have seen Nazi-related imagery where there is none. Over this past weekend Twitter blew up after some claimed that CPAC’s stage setup resembled the Odal rune. Aside from the ridiculousness of the idea that CPAC intentionally shaped it like the Odal rune, the rune is not a Nazi symbol per se. The Scandinavians of late antiquity and the early Middle Ages used runes as letters of their alphabet. The Odal rune only became a symbol after a couple of SS divisions appropriated it as such.
Back in June Big League Politics reported how Facebook cited “Nazi symbolism” as an excuse to justify removing Trump campaign ads that attacked Antifa:
Facebook has censored political advertisements from President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, and the Trump campaign targeting the ANTIFA domestic terrorist group.
The social media giant is claiming that the ads were guilty of “violating our policy against organized hate.” They claim that the campaign was using symbols from Nazi Germany, which is not quite accurate.
“Our policy prohibits using a banned hate group’s symbol to identify political prisoners without the context that condemns or discusses the symbol,” a spokesperson from Facebook wrote.
However, the Trump campaign pointed out in response to the censorship that the inverted red triangle symbol is “widely used by antifa.” A fact check confirms that the Trump campaign is telling the truth about the symbol’s use.
Leftists like to condemn conservatives who dabble in “conspiracy theories” yet at the same time claim to see Nazis and Nazism everywhere they look. Very deluded behavior.
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