If you rely on Silicon Valley firms for a branding campaign on social media and you have a Republican bent to your thoughts, you are either screwed or soon to be.
The takedown or censorship of Trump supporting voices on social boards accelerated Wednesday with the wipe out on Reddit of the subreddit Great Awakenings.
In a matter of minutes all traces of a robust board vanished along with all traces of any posts or interactions related to the forum.
This goes way beyond shadow banning. It wipes out primary research and the alternative first draft of history. In a media world of super concentrated voices and opinions, what Reddit suppressed was equal to a book burning in the town square.
To silence the views of those not in lock step with Silicon Valley’s very literal liberal bias. Look at this recently released video from Breitbart, showing Google execs (Sorry I don’t use Alphabet, since no one knows the name and it was really just a tax scheme to add a parent company to Google) ruminating the Friday after the 2016 election. The hand wringing of Sergey Brin saying he is “deeply offended” by the election of President Trump. Later on an HR execs speaks about how Google employees may want to work from Canada. Not sure if they handed out crying towels as workers filed in?
Into this environment we cast our words, thoughts and opinions. It’s as if Hillary Clinton won the election.
Into this void, the Justice Department is looking into Silicon Valley’s silencing of conservative voices. What we need is a Teddy Roosevelt-type trust buster to say these companies are not working in the public good and since they employ the use of the public network they need to be regulated.
I’m usually not for regulation generally, but these firms have brought this upon themselves with their biases showing at every turn. While each social media site has its own unique way of censoring or corralling alternative voices or ideas — most unbeknownst to the user, the wipe out of entire communities of conservative voices shows that Silicon Valley has no regard for level playing field or freedom of speech when that speech is not theirs.
How brazen are the Silicon Valley firms to think its our platform we will do what we want. Ma Bell thought the same way until Federal Judge Green came along and broke them up to little pieces.
Let’s get these censorship cases in front of a new Judge Green quickly.
(Editor’s Note: I’ll be attempting to post this on Voat.co in theawakenings forum.)