As mass censorship is instituted on Big Tech monopoly platforms against conservative and right-wing voices, so-called conservatives leaders – with only a handful of exceptions – have either been silent or complicit with the undeniable Big Brother crackdown.
The reason why this is the case is because of a successful influence-peddling agenda by Google and their allies. The vehemently anti-Trump corporate giant has used their tremendous influence and wealth to purchase obedience from influential thought leaders on the Right.
A report from Bloombergquint detailed how Google has bankrolled the libertarian movement, which worships the almighty dollar above all else, in order to astroturf a phony right-wing consensus that nothing should be done to stop Big Tech tyranny.
“At the end of the day, the free-market position has always been clear: It’s not the government’s role to meddle in speech—period,” said Berin Szóka, president of the libertarian think tank TechFreedom that is subsidized by Google.
“It should come as no surprise that Heritage supports empowering consumers rather than government to influence the private sector,” wrote Robert Bluey, vice president of communications with the Heritage Foundation, another group on Google’s dole.
“We are, and have always been, champions of free enterprise and critics of government intervention,” Bluey added.
While these free market groups pay lip service against government intervention, they have no problem with Section 230 of the Communication Decency Act (CDA), the government regulation that grants Big Tech firms special protections preventing them from being held liable for the content published on their platforms.
In fact, the Koch network is heavily lobbying on Google’s behalf to keep the special government privileges in place for the corporate behemoths. The Koch network has reportedly spent at least $10 million to promote Big Tech supremacy over the free marketplace in recent years.
“We believe technology greatly improves people’s lives,” said Jesse Blumenthal, who works as director of technology and innovation for Stand Together, a Koch network’s front group.
“In order to facilitate that, we need cultural attitudes and policies that allow for experimentation. That’s why we’re taking a more active role in supporting positive tech work and holding government accountable on tech issues,” he added.
The Koch network has even taken their Big Brother advocacy a step further, participating in an event with the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and the Soros network in which the private sector colluded to scheme the most effective ways to implement the Orwellian nightmare.
The Charles Koch Institute (CKI) sent representatives to the second annual “After Charlottesville Project” in San Francisco, Calif. last summer. The event, which was sponsored by Comcast NBCUniversal, the Kresge Foundation and the Soros Fund Charitable Foundation, exploited the tragedy of Charlottesville, Va. to push for even more digital censorship.
“Now more than ever is the time to create communities that value diversity, inclusivity and positive change,” said Michael Signer, the far-left former mayor of Charlottesville who founded the project, in a public statement.
Speakers at the event included CKI Director of Free Expression Sarah Ruger, Cato Institute Vice President John Samples, ADL Extremism Center Director Oren Segal, ADL Senior Vice President of Programs George Selim, and Americans for Prosperity Vice President for Legal and Judicial Strategy Casey Mattox. The event formalized the unholy union of the Koch network with the radical Left, as they have become unlikely allies due to their mutual opposition to President Trump’s “America First” agenda.
Panels that took place at the event included “Fighting Hate & Extremism in the Gaming Community,” “New Ecosystems for Exploitation: Extremism Online Beyond Traditional Social Media,” and “Design for Good: How Design, UX, and UI Can Positively Impact User Behavior.”
“The work of combating extremism will require alliances, partnerships, and funding decisions, in many cases between surprising bedfellows. Join a diverse range of leaders for a conversation about how and why they have sought to involve their organizations in the work of overcoming extremism, including through policy alliances and philanthropic investments,” the program read.
The reason why conservative “leaders” are doing so little to actually protect freedom of expression is because of the money. Conservative Inc. is for sale to the highest bidder, and the Big Tech globalists and their Koch collaborators pay very well.
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Banished Journalist Laura Loomer’s $1.5 Billion Lawsuit Against Tech Giants Will Be Heard in Court
Loomer will have her day in court.
Banished journalist and Florida U.S. House candidate Laura Loomer’s lawsuit against Big Tech will be heard in the court of law following an order in the D.C. Circuit on Thursday.
Loomer is accusing tech giants such as Google, Apple, Facebook and Twitter of conspiring to suppress conservative voices on their platforms. The lawsuit is challenging these monolithic corporations for allegedly violating antitrust law as well as the 1st Amendment of the Constitution.
Her lawsuit had been previously tossed out by U.S. District Judge Trever N. McFadden, a Trump appointee to the bench, who stated that “while selective censorship of the kind alleged by the plaintiffs may be antithetical to the American tradition of freedom of speech, it is not actionable under the First Amendment unless perpetrated by a state actor.” However, Loomer was able to use a recent court ruling to resurrect her lawsuit despite the initial setback.
Loomer’s legal team, led by the right-wing political interest group Freedom Watch, used the precedent of Packingham v. North Carolina, a ruling which determined that it was unconstitutional to ban sex offenders from social media. The case essentially set the precedent that social media is a 1st Amendment right.
“Many of the principles set forth by the Supreme Court in Packingham lead to what appellants believe is the natural progression of the law to hold that social media companies are liable for First Amendment violations, given the progression of technology and its infiltration into the daily lives of nearly every single person,” Loomer’s team said in their final brief presented to the court.
Loomer points to Twitter banning her from the platform at the end of 2018 after she said that Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) adheres to a religion in which “women are abused” and “forced to wear the hijab.” She was similarly banned from Instagram for her assertion that Islam is “a cancer on humanity,” and Facebook, which owns Instagram, quickly followed suit and banned her even though the offending post was not made on that platform.
Loomer still cannot get her accounts restored despite the fact that she is running for the U.S. House in Florida’s 21st Congressional District, which could be considered a form of electoral interference.
Through her legal fight against the tech giants, Loomer is forcing them to reveal that they are no longer neutral platforms:
The tech behemoth Facebook has admitted that it is a publisher while defending its arbitrary censorship of banished journalist Laura Loomer, according to court documents.
Facebook banned Loomer’s account from their platform during a purge of popular conservative voices that happened in May. Others targeted by the purge included Milo Yiannopoulos, Alex Jones and Paul Joseph Watson. Loomer is striking back with a lawsuit that is unearthing some interesting revelations about the social media monolith.
“Under well-established law, neither Facebook nor any other publisher can be liable for failing to publish someone else’s message,” Facebook’s attorneys wrote.
Facebook actually has the audacity to claim that their 1st Amendment rights are being violated by Loomer’s lawsuit, in a total contorting of reality. They have filed a motion to dismiss the case.
“She claims Facebook labeled her as a ‘dangerous’ person who promotes hate – yet, the First Amendment has long protected such statements because they are opinions that are not capable of being proven true or false,” Facebook’s attorneys claim in their dismissal motion.
Right now, Facebook is protected under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act from being held liable for the content published on their platform. This special exemption worked fine when the social network engaged in relative neutrality, but those days are no more as Big Tech is at war with conservative and pro-Trump voices.
Loomer hopes to have her ability to communicate fully restored and to make Big Tech pay for infringing on her basic rights.
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