By Paul Craig Roberts February 18, 2020 “Information Clearing House” – I remember when censorship in America was a limited phemonenon. It applied during war time—“loose lips sink ships.” It applied to pornography. It applied to curse words on the public airwaves and in movies. It applied to violence in movies. There could be violence, but not the level that has […]
(Natural News) A White House petition has been launched, demanding free speech protections across the ‘net. With Google, Facebook, Twitter and other tech giants now engaged in blatant, malicious and selective censorship against pro-America voices (conservatives and libertarians), a new “digital Bill of Rights” needs to be signed into law to protect us all from the evil tech giants like Google and Facebook.
Why should Mark Zuckerberg decide who gets to speak? Who put these tech giants in charge of public discourse? It’s time to fight back against their attempts to silence voices of reason while they steal the mid-term elections and trample on the First Amendment rights of Americans they don’t like.
Here are five important things you go do right now to fight against tech tyranny / online censorship:
1) Sign the White House petition at this link, and share this link with everyone you know.
2) Call your representatives in Washington at (202) 224-3121, and demand they pass new legislation to protect online speech.
3) Speak out! Create your own free video channel at REAL.video and post your own free speech videos. Sign up now at this link.
5) Financially support the independent media. Shop at their online stores and offer donations to those organizations that run on donations. Nearly all independent media platforms have been 100% de-monetized by the evil tech giants in a massive economic sabotage attack.
The White House petition needs 80,000 more signatures to trigger a response from the White House. Share this link:
The internet is the modern public square. It is where political campaigns are fought and won, where journalism is created and distributed, and where grassroots movements are born. Yet, the free and open internet has become a controlled, censored space, monopolized by a few unaccountable corporations.
By banning users from their platforms, those corporations can effectively remove politically unwelcome Americans from the public square. That is repugnant to our shared values of free speech and freedom of the press.
The President should request that Congress pass legislation prohibiting social media platforms from banning users for First Amendment-protected speech. The power to block lawful content should be in the hands of individual users – not Mark Zuckerberg or Jack Dorsey.