Joe Biden and the Democrats continually invent new ways to pressure Big Tech to censor conservatives.
No one thought Biden would take his quest to crush free speech this far.
And Joe Biden took everyone by surprise with this scary move to shut down Tucker Carlson.
Joe Biden appointed left-wing activist Alvaro Bedoya to the Federal Trade Commission.
Bedoya will now have the power to threaten Big Tech with regulation unless Facebook, Twitter and Google follow the left’s wishes and censor conservatives like Tucker Carlson on social media.
And Bedoya’s past position as a board member for the far-left anti-free speech group Free Press gives conservatives plenty to worry about.
“From December 2016 to December 2020, Bedoya sat on the board of directors for the organization Free Press and its associated group, Free Press in Action, far-left organizations with $2.2 million in backing from the pro-censorship leftist billionaire Pierre Omidyar,” Breitbart reports.
Free Press previously attacked Tucker Carlson for debunking the corporate media narrative that white supremacist Trump supporters presented the greatest domestic terrorist threat to the United States.
The far-left group even blamed Carlson and Donald Trump’s support for secure borders and opposition to amnesty rendering them responsible for a deranged gunman that killed 23 innocents and 23 others at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas.
“Carlson’s comments about white supremacy and the El Paso shooting are an attempt to protect the president, whose derogatory language and dog-whistles are parroted by the El Paso shooter in his manifesto. Carlson himself is complicit as he has a long history of making revolting comments about immigrants and people of color on his show. In fact, the talking points Trump uses often echo those put out by Fox News,” Free Press wrote.
Free Press then launched an advertiser boycott to take Tucker Carlson and Fox News off the air by strangling the network financially.
“Carlson and other white supremacists may have a right to freedom of speech, but they are not guaranteed the privilege of a national platform. Use your freedom of speech to fight back against white supremacy by boycotting the companies that are keeping Tucker Carlson on the air,” Free Press added.
Free Press targeted other Fox News advertisers with a petition demanding sponsors drop Carlson.
The Free Press petition read:
Last summer, T-Mobile and others pulled their ads from Tucker Carlson Tonight in a (seemingly sincere) protest over his latest round of racist remarks. But in reality, T-Mobile was doing little more than posturing — as all the company actually did was shift its ad spending to other Fox News programs…
…Tell T-Mobile and other advertisers: Stop helping Fox News spread hate and disinformation on COVID-19, vaccines and more.
If the Senate confirms Bedoya, the pro-censorship academic will wield enormous power.
The administration can threaten to regulate or bring anti-trust lawsuits against Big Tech companies unless social media platforms police “hate speech” and “misinformation” with a heavy hand.
Of course, Big Tech tipped its hand as to what it considers misinformation when during the final weeks of the 2020 election Facebook and Twitter censored accurate reporting from the New York Post about the contents of Hunter Biden’s laptops.
The modern-day Democrat Party considers all views and speech that contradict the liberal agenda to be hate speech and misinformation.
And now with Biden’s handpicked loyalists on the FTC, the administration could ramp up the pressure on Big Tech to make conservatives like Tucker Carlson disappear from their platforms.
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