Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made a mistake she will live to regret.
It could change the Democrat Party forever.
And that’s because Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made this threat that could land her in the Supreme Court.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez once again affirmed that Democrats are the party of state mandated censorship.
In an interview with Yahoo Finance, Ocasio-Cortez zeroed in on the spread of so-called “misinformation” on social media as hampering the United States’ pandemic response.
“There are some things that the United States provides that are welcome,” Ocasio-Cortez ranted. “There are also things that we want the United States to stop exporting, and one of those things is disinformation — disinformation through U.S.-founded companies like Facebook that have absolutely slowed and frankly sabotaged the global effort to fight against the coronavirus.”
Ocasio-Cortez then issued a threat that is patently unconstitutional and could land her in front of the Supreme Court one day if Democrats followed through on the ultimatum Ocasio-Cortez floated.
The New York congresswoman warned that if Facebook continued to allow so-called “misinformation” to proliferate on their platforms Democrats would take action and subject social media companies to anti-trust litigation and break them up.
“We should pursue anti-trust activity on Facebook,” Ocasio-Cortez added. “They are acting as an advertiser; they are acting as both platform and vendor; they are a communications platform that has historically been an established domain of anti-trust.
“Because they are so many businesses and industries in one,” AOC added, “the case is, I believe, right there in and of itself as to why they should be subject to anti-trust activity.”
Under Ocasio-Cortez’s ultimatum, Democrats in Congress would break up Facebook and Instagram unless Facebook censored all viewpoints that Ocasio-Cortez, Nancy Pelosi and the rest of the Democrat Party deemed unacceptable speech.
That is illegal.
The Supreme Court’s long held that government cannot force a private company to censor speech.
In that scenario the private company becomes an agent of the government and the First Amendment protections against censorship apply.
But to show the foolishness of Ocasio-Cortez’s claim about misinformation, every major policy Ocasio-Cortez supported during the pandemic fell under the category of misinformation.
If during 2020 conservatives posted online that cloth masks don’t slow the spread of the virus, lockdowns are ineffective, children do not need to wear masks because the virus poses little threat to them and masks harm their educational and social development, and that the vaccines stop transmission of COVID, social media companies banned those users.
Ocasio-Cortez supported all of those policies.
But even CNN’s TV doctors now admit cloth masks are “facial decorations,” research shows masks stunt children’s development, a Johns Hopkins study showed lockdowns did virtually nothing to prevent COVID deaths but caused widespread social and economic damage, and omicron proved vaccines do not prevent individuals from contracting COVID-19.
Yesterday’s “misinformation” is now today’s accepted science.
And what that really proves is that “misinformation” is just a catch-all term Democrats deploy to force companies to censor their opponents.
Democrats know Americans get their information from social media and liberals want to make sure the only information showing up on the news feeds of Americans is pro-Democrat Party propaganda from the corporate media.
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