The tyranny of Big Tech continues. Now the social network Facebook decided to cancel a letter from former presidential candidate Ron Paul criticizing Twitter and Facebook for censoring President Donald Trump.
Paul called the permanent ban against President Trump on Twitter and other media “shocking and chilling,” particularly for those of us who value freedom of expression and the free exchange of ideas.
“No army, not even Big Tech associated with big governments, can stop an idea whose time has come,” he said.
Paul shared the article on Facebook around 10:00 a.m., and hours later, on Twitter, Paul said that Facebook had blocked it.
“With no explanation other than ‘repeatedly going against our community standards’, Facebook has prevented me from managing my page,” he announced.
Paul, 85, unsuccessfully ran for the Republican presidential nomination in 2008 and 2012 as a pro-civil liberties and anti-war candidate.
As private companies Twitter and Facebook consider that they have the legal right to decide who and what to allow on their platform; but, on the other hand, many see the cultural values of free expression and diversity of views as the cornerstones of a free and tolerant society.
In an article published by FEE, editor Jon Militimore called the censorship against Paul a “horrible” and senseless act: “Paul is a man of principle and peace. He is 85 and not active in politics. Paul does not incite violence and is a threat to no one.”
A war against conservatives
Censorship by the Big Tech tyranny is not just towards President Trump. It’s against any conservative user of Facebook or Twitter. This is no accident; the biggest social networks seek to clear the way of what bothers them to the point of allying with the Democrats to “get rid of the Republicans.” These companies contributed thousands of dollars to Joe Biden’s presidential campaign.
A New York Post report revealed that a review of Federal Election Commission records showed that Vice President of Public Policy and Facebook Privacy Director Erin Egan donated $99,440.01 to Democrats and Biden in the final weeks of the election race.
Similarly, Facebook CFO David Wehner donated $2,800 to Biden’s campaign and the same amount to Democrat Amy McGrath’s failed attempt.
For his part, David Fischer, Facebook’s chief income officer, donated $2,800 to Biden during the Democratic primary, and another 750 during the general election.
Economist Vanessa Vallejo, co-editor-in-chief of El American, said in an OpEd that “it seems that the Democrats and Big Tech have made a very powerful match. Neither one is better off against the other and together they can achieve a lot”:
“We must point out a very important issue, all this happens at a particular juncture, social networking companies now face serious antitrust demands, which of course they want to overcome, they have a great opportunity to get out of that problem now that Democrats control both Houses and the presidency, this was the time to do what the CEOs of Big Tech had always wanted and at the same time win the favor of the Democrats.”Vanessa Vallejo
Suspicious triangulation: Twitter, Biden and China
It is suspicious that Twitter has not only decided to contribute financially to Biden’s campaign, but also to censor information that would harm him; as well as deciding to block messages from Trump while allowing Chinese officials to spread lies through his social network.
Lijian Zhao, deputy director of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Information Department, shared a photo on Twitter with false information insulting Australia. The published photo was edited and retouched.
Even when Twitter had taken action against what it considered “misinformation” about the coronavirus (COVID-19), it allowed a Chinese state media outlet to lie about the origin of the pandemic.
We must remember the statement of Senator Marco Rubio, who links the social network to the Asian regime: “Either Twitter has a double standard with the conservatives or it is afraid of the Chinese government and the Communist Party.”