There is a “free speech emergency” in the United States circa 2021. The pretend-anguished cries of sexual exotics are only part of the story.
Even as this tale of fake woe was circulating, Jen Psaki, press secretary to Joe Biden, titular president of the United States, informed the White House propaganda committee that “We’re flagging problematic posts for Facebook that spread disinformation.”
Why? So Facebook can exercise its power to keep Americans in line and on message when it comes to any subject the junta decides the plebs need to be at one about.
And who decides what counts as “disinformation”? Shut up.
Call 2018 the “Year of Deplatforming.” The internet was once celebrated for allowing fresh new voices to escape the control of gatekeepers.
But this year, the internet giants decided to slam the gates on a number of people and ideas they don’t like. If you rely on someone else’s platform to express unpopular ideas, especially ideas on the right, you’re now at risk.
-Glenn Harlan Reynolds
Facebook Executive: Somebody Is Always Watching You ...
“The answer is just more controls, more safeguards. … To give people a guide to behavior.”
Behavior needs to be kept in check through surveillance, he suggested.
“That’s called democracy. Somebody is always watching you so that you behave well,” he said.
Living as we do now, encroached upon by creeping tyranny behind the Silicon Curtain, there are many topics we are not supposed to be allowed to publicly speak about.
"Are white people genetically predisposed to burn faster in the sun, thus logically being only fit to live underground like groveling goblins" -Tweet from Sarah Jeong
This is the union of corporate and state power - one of the classic hallmarks of fascism - that the people who spent 5 years babbling about fascism support. -Glenn Greenwald
"You're being blacklisted by people at companies outside of Google. You might not have been aware of this, but people know, people talk. There are always social consequences."
"That’s called democracy. Somebody is always watching you so that you behave well." -Facebook Executive Benny Thomas
Dr. Robert Epstein is a psychologist, professor, and author. He’s the former editor-in-chief of Psychology Today. Epstein testified that in the 2016 election, Google generated a minimum of 2.6 million votes for Clinton through deceptive manipulation of search results.
In other countries such censorship is a routine and accepted part of daily life, but here in the US we have grown accustomed to neutral communications mediums that connect us to others without actively moderating what we are permitted to say.
In their place, the online world that was supposed to bring us together and tear down the last bastions of censorship has instead created the greatest censorship and surveillance infrastructure the world could ever imagine.