Trump Unplugged - Trial by Big-Tech - Censoring A Sitting US President
Criticism of the tech sector is a bipartisan issue and perhaps one of the few topics where Democratic and Republican lawmakers both agree on tighter regulation. However, the GOP has led a fight against Big Tech primarily because of what they see as the companies kowtowing to cancel culture, a pervasive liberal bias and censorship of conservative voices. Democrats have other priorities, among them a lack of competition, which is ironic as Democrats are the ones pressuring Big-Tech to censor Republicans and Conservative tech competition like Parler and GAB.
Congressional Democrats have repeatedly made explicit threats to social-media giants if they failed to censor speech of lawmakers that are disfavored. In April 2019, Louisiana Rep. Cedric Richmond warned Facebook and Google that they had “better” restrict what he and his colleagues saw as harmful content or face regulation: “We’re going to make it swift, we’re going to make it strong, and we’re going to hold them very accountable.” New York Rep. Jerrold Nadler added: “Let’s see what happens by just pressuring them.”
Big-Tech bowed and in their first foray into the censorship of conservatives they kicked off with the requested Deplatforming of Laura Loomer, and once they had worked out the hurdles of banning a celebrity journalist they moved on to explore their new found powers, eventually leading up to the Deplatfroming of sitting US president Donald Trump and they will not stop there as the deplatfrom anyone and any company that does not follow the Democratic party line. For now they are focused on non-Democratic companies and personalities, but it will not be long till their attention turns inwards and they begin to restrict and eventually deplatfrom those within their own party that do not follow the party line.
So who's in-charge, right now it looks like the Democratic party, their sponsors and Shareholders in Big-Tech are the ones in charge. It certainly is not the democratically elected president.
Censorship is merely an act of control by the people in power over the masses, Censorship is very dangerous because it silences our reflections of the world and our reactions to the systems that govern the world.
Conventional wisdom holds that technology companies are free to regulate content because they are private, and the First Amendment protects only against government censorship. That view is wrong: Google, Facebook and Twitter should be treated as state actors under existing legal doctrines. Using a combination of statutory inducements and regulatory threats, Congress has co-opted Silicon Valley to do through the back door what government cannot directly accomplish under the Constitution.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk weighed in Monday on Big Tech's recent move to censor President Trump in response to the Capitol riot by pro-Trump supporters last week. "A lot of people are going to be super unhappy with West Coast high tech as the de facto arbiter of free speech," Musk replied to a tweet of a satirical article entitled "Evil Fascist Dictator Censored and Voted Out Of Office."
Erwin Chemerinsky, a constitutional law professor and Dean of Berkley Law, said the First Amendment does not apply to the issue of suspending Trump's accounts because it is meant to protect people from being silenced by the government.
"A private company, no matter how large, does not have to comply with the First Amendment. Facebook and Twitter can suspend who they want and there is no First Amendment issue," he told ABC News.
When companies have the power to censor a duly elected US President, one with the support of half the Nation, things will not end well due to the negative effects of censorship.
Censorship is defined as the suppression of free speech, public communication or other information which may be considered objectionable, harmful, sensitive, politically incorrect or inconvenient as determined by governments, media outlets, authorized or other group or institutions.
I would rather have a completely free press with all the dangers involved in the wrong use of that freedom than a suppressed or regulated press.
Trial by Media is a phrase popular in the late 20th century and early 21st century to describe the impact of television and newspaper coverage on a persons reputation by creating a widespread perception of guilt regardless of any verdict in a court of law. India is a democratic state and democratic indicates that everyone has right to speak and express their motion according law. Moreover there has to be active participation of public in all the affairs of governments and state. Media is considered as pillar of democracy.
Censorship has become the number one way to lower people’s right to freedom of speech. When a journalist has to report on only what the government wants people to know, they do not have the freedom to express what they really want to. In America e people have to be careful of the information they are putting out there because, although they are supposed to have the right to freedom of speech, there can be some serious consequences for their words and actions. Big-Tech will quickly deplatfrom you and Big-Business will relegate you to the domain of the unemployed if you are not following the approved Democratic narrative.
Now a days media, big-Tech and Big-Business are adopting the role of managing the opinion of public.
Top 3 most Censored Countries
Censorship from government is now most notable in The United States of America, China and North Korea, the latter being so strict to the point of completely being cut off from the outside world. In America censorship is becoming so strict that people are being completely cut off from anything but the Democratic Parties talking points, and it is those talking points that are broadcast to the rest of the world as the the mood of the country.
Protecting freedom of speech is more valuable than protecting against hate speech. Some would argue that protecting an Democratically elected President's right to Free speech is mote important than anything else.