Democrats could be about to meet their Waterloo at the Supreme Court.
The left knew this day could come after Donald Trump reshaped the nation’s high court.
Clarence Thomas is about to hand Democrats the one defeat that has them in a panic.
Republicans are starting to fight back against Big Tech’s tyrannical ideological censorship of conservatives on social media.
One of the biggest advantages Democrats held in the 2020 election was the carefully curated political conversation that Big Tech and the corporate enforced through a rigid censorship regime that amplified false stories about Donald Trump while censoring true stories that could have damaged Joe Biden’s campaign.
Tech companies and the corporate media relentlessly promoted the lie about Russians paying bounties to the Taliban to kill American troops and the falsehood that Trump called dead soldiers “suckers” and “losers” while suppressing the accurate reporting about Hunter Biden’s laptop containing evidence of alleged corrupt and illegal business dealings in Europe and Communist China.
Ohio’s Republican Attorney General Dave Yost sued Google arguing Google should be treated like a public utility.
Yost cited Clarence Thomas’ recent opinion arguing that tech companies were more like common carriers and could not refuse service.
“Justice Thomas recently stated, ‘there is a fair argument that some digital platforms are sufficiently akin to common carriers or places of accommodation to be regulated,’” Yost argued. “Justice Thomas went on to explain, ‘the analogy to common carriers is even clearer for digital platforms that have dominant market share. … Google search — at 90% of the market share — is valuable relative to other search engines because more people use it, creating data that Google’s algorithm uses to refine and improve search results.’”
Yost argued that this lawsuit was not designed to solve the question of whether Google achieving such a dominant position is good or bad, but simply to resolve that Google is a monopoly and should be regulated as such.
“This suit does not argue that Google’s dominance of internet search is good or bad when viewed in isolation. Those issues are left to be resolved elsewhere,” Yost argued. “Accepting this fact, the first claim is narrowly focused on establishing that Google’s provision of internet search is properly classified as a common carrier and/or public utility under Ohio common law.”
Yost’s lawsuit called back to an April opinion where Thomas made it clear he was looking for a case challenging Big Tech’s censorship to make it to the Supreme Court.
“Even if digital platforms are not close enough to common carriers, legislatures might still be able to treat digital platforms like places of public accommodation. Although definitions between jurisdictions vary, a company ordinarily is a place of public accommodation if it provides ‘lodging, food, entertainment, or other services to the public … in general,’” Thomas wrote.
Thomas then compared social media platforms to the phone companies.
This analogy hits home for many Americans because no one seriously believes your cell phone carrier can deactivate your service because of your political views.
“Once again, a doctrine, such as public accommodation, that reduces the power of a platform to unilaterally remove a government account might strengthen the argument that an account is truly government controlled and creates a public forum,” Thomas added. “The similarities between some digital platforms and common carriers or places of public accommodation may give legislators strong arguments for similarly regulating digital platforms. ‘[I]t stands to reason that if Congress may demand that telephone companies operate as common carriers, it can ask the same of’ digital platforms.”
Social media companies collectively banning Donald Trump this January was a breaking point for many on the right.
That was the moment even some hesitant Republicans began to accept that even the president of the United States’ ability to speak freely rested at the mercy of left-wing tech oligarchs out in San Francisco.
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