The Defenders of Censorship Now Admit Everything

Article author: 
Jeffrey A. Tucker
Article publisher: 
Epoch Times
Article date: 
3 July 2023
Article category: 
National News
Article Body: 

They no longer deny censoring. They have shifted tactics. Now they defend censorship as a policy in the national interest. They are merely stamping out disinformation, misinformation, and malinformation—strange words applied to any thought or idea disliked by government.

And they are furious that a federal judge in Louisiana has called them out, issuing an injunction to stop all contacts between government agencies and social media companies. They are livid about this because they had come to believe that the First Amendment was a dead letter already...

The Biden administration has already appealed the judge’s order. And think what that means: the existing regime is coming to the defense of their right to shut you up. That is to say, they do not believe in the rights they are charged with protecting. Please let that sink in...

Notice that Mark Zuckerberg released his competitor to Twitter merely one day after the decision of Missouri v. Biden. They despise Elon Musk at Twitter for having fired all the embedded government agents and letting the user base speak. Facebook’s new “Threads” is an attempt to take back social media from its users and put it back in the hands of the Deep State. This is the essential battle of our time. Users need to beware.


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