How Google and the Koch Network Paid Off the Conservative Movement to Support Big Tech Tyranny
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.