Big Tech social media giants have spent years silencing conservatives online.
But their campaign of censorship is about to come crashing down.
And it’s all because the Supreme Court is about to pick up a case that could crush Big Tech censorship forever.
One of the greatest threats facing conservatives in America today is censorship from Big Tech giants in Silicon Valley.
Over the last decade, companies like Facebook, Google, and others have effectively become gatekeepers for the Left, converting their platforms into publisher outlets that promote left-wing views while simultaneously working to shut down any conservative voices.
The most egregious example of this was Twitter’s decision to ban Donald Trump in 2021, but there are thousands of other conservatives who have had their content either deleted, demonetized, blocked, or delisted as well, and thousands more who have had their accounts suspended or banned by social media giants.
The result has been that a small number of Big Tech firms headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area are the wielders of a tremendous amount of power related to what gets published and decimated to the broader public.
What’s more, these same companies want to operate like publishers that are freely able to allow or ban whatever views they want on their sites, while demanding that they have the legal protections of a platform, which is supposed to be a neutral public forum where people can freely share their views and debate.
In short, companies like Twitter and Facebook want to have their cake and eat it too.
But now, there’s one looming Supreme Court case that could put an end to that forever.
MSN reports, “Conflicting lower court rulings about removing controversial material from social media platforms point toward a landmark Supreme Court decision on whether the First Amendment protects Big Tech’s editorial discretion or forbids its censorship of unpopular views. The stakes are high not just for government and the companies, but because of the increasingly dominant role platforms such as Twitter and Facebook play in American democracy and elections. Social media posts have the potential to amplify disinformation or hateful speech, but removal of controversial viewpoints can stifle public discourse about important political issues.”
The new court battle is currently being fought over a recent Texas law that prohibits platforms from deleting posts or censoring content simply for the political ideology being expressed in the post in question.
And a recent circuit court ruling ended up siding with Texas against the Big Tech giants.
Now, the case appears to be heading to the Supreme Court, which could cement Texas’ law and strike a crippling blow to the Left’s Big Tech censorship schemes for good.
Should the Supreme Court pick up the case and side with Texas against the Silicon Valley tech giants, it would change the entire narrative regarding the online debate between the Left and Right.
What’s more, it would close off one of the Left’s strongest avenues to enforce its will on the rest of the American people.