Former President Barack Obama called for Big Tech platforms to censor views he finds objectionable in an interview with the Atlantic on Monday, citing what he sees as “crazy lies and conspiracy theories” that need to be purged from social media.
The former President made the demand for censorship in response to a question about the American media and inherent divisions present in the American electorate.
“I don’t hold the tech companies entirely responsible, because this predates social media. It was already there. But social media has turbocharged it. I know most of these folks. I’ve talked to them about it. The degree to which these companies are insisting that they are more like a phone company than they are like The Atlantic, I do not think is tenable. They are making editorial choices, whether they’ve buried them in algorithms or not. The First Amendment doesn’t require private companies to provide a platform for any view that is out there.
At the end of the day, we’re going to have to find a combination of government regulations and corporate practices that address this, because it’s going to get worse. If you can perpetrate crazy lies and conspiracy theories just with texts, imagine what you can do when you can make it look like you or me saying anything on video. We’re pretty close to that now.”
Jeffrey Goldberg would go on to ask Obama about what he calls a “new malevolent information architecture,” which Obama identified as “the single biggest threat to our democracy.”
Neoliberals have increasingly criticized Section 230 on the grounds that it doesn’t abet enough censorship, and that the publisher regulation should be replaced with legislation that legally mandates Big Tech platforms purge and silence dissidents that leftists find objectionable.
Obama also cited Sarah Palin as a predecessor of the Trump-era Republican Party, generally declining to admit that his own unpopular and divisive policies played any role in creating demand among Republican voters for leaders that actually challenge the power of the organized Left.
The American left is now wholly dependent on silencing, censoring and banning those who challenge its religion from the public sphere, digital or otherwise. Maybe one day they’ll end up getting the “fascist” they’ve cried wolf about throughout the Trump presidency, and learn that relying upon craven censorship as a political tactic is a double-edged sword.
CRUNKPAC: Pro-MAGA Rapper Debuts Roger Stone as His Hype Man at Impromptu Concert in Orlando
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Freed and exonerated political operative Roger Stone served as a hype man for a pro-Trump rapper performing outside of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando, Fla. this weekend.
Stone was the hype man for rhyme-spitter MC TRUMPISTHECHOSENONE as they appeared in front of a truck with Trump as John Rambo painted on the side of the vehicle. Stone did his trademark peace signs, a tribute to his fellow political prisoner, the late former President Richard Nixon, who was also pardoned by a Republican president after being set up by deep state forces.
Some of the footage can be seen here:
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TMZ noted that MC TRUMPISTHECHOSENONE’s lyrics were relatively controversial, celebrating the patriots involved in the infamous mostly-peaceful protest that occurred on Jan. 6 in and around the U.S. Capitol.
Big League Politics has reported on Stone’s conversion to Christianity as he endured the trials and tributions throughout his federal railroading:
Recently commuted political operative Roger Stone has two men to thank for his newfound freedom: President Donald Trump, and, more importantly, Jesus Christ.
Stone has been involved in political dirty tricks throughout his career and has never been a member of the Christian Right, to put it mildly, but his attempted railroading has caused him to become close to Jesus Christ and discover his faith.
He told CBN News about how he attended an outdoor church service in Florida held by Franklin Graham in January. This was during a low point of his life, and Stone finally summoned the courage to accept Christ as his savior.
“At that moment, I felt the calling,” Stone said. “I stood up with 500 other people. I wasn’t the slightest bit embarrassed. I confess that I was a sinner. I repeated a pledge that he recited, and it was as if a cement block was lifted off my chest. I can’t even explain it.”
“I was never scared. I was never worried. I was completely confident that the Lord would guide the president to do the right thing,” he added.
Although Stone admits to being part of some shady operations throughout his political career, he does not consider his involvement in Trump’s presidential victory in 2016 being among them. He maintains that he behaved with integrity and told the truth while helping push Trump to the White House.
“I don’t regret anything that I did in 2016 because I didn’t break the law,” Stone said to CBN News. “They wanted me to lie, to bear false witness against the president in return for some kind of leniency.”
Stone claims that his newfound faith has made him at peace with the situation, and he does not seek vengeance against the deep state, fake news, and Democrat Party hacks who tried to destroy his life.
“Here’s the big difference. In the old days, I would have wanted revenge. I would have wanted to take revenge against every one of them but now I’ve realized that vengeance is God’s, it’s not mine,” he said.
“I no longer am obsessed with the Sicilian concept of revenge, which generally speaking is a dish that tastes best when eaten cold,” Stone added.
Even though Stone is an adherent in Jesus Christ, he is still not opposed to getting crunk when the time is right, and the time was certainly right at CPAC with Trump supporters flexing their muscle and exerting their dominance over the Republican Party.
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