(ConservativeHub.com) – Big Tech companies have a long-standing history of throttling conservative voices on their various platforms. However, their efforts appear to have increased in the aftermath of the highly disputed 2020 presidential election.
For instance, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube began placing warning notices on posts from President Donald Trump and other noteworthy conservatives that alleged voting irregularities of any kind. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg admitted his company coordinated censorship efforts with Twitter and Google while testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee on November 17.
On December 9, YouTube announced it would begin removing any new content alleging widespread voting fraud, including posts by the president.
President Trump Pushes Back Against Big-Tech
Although their motivation for targeting conservative voices remains unclear, President Trump has long claimed that tech companies worked alongside mainstream media outlets to undermine his administration and interfere in elections. For instance, the president held a press conference on November 4 where he blasted “Big Media” and “Big Tech” for interfering in the election and facilitating widespread voting fraud.
President Trump also targeted the industry earlier this year, issuing an executive order to limit legal protections for technology companies under Section 230 of the 1996 Communications Decency Act.
The president recently threatened to veto the annual defense funding bill known as the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) unless legislators included a repeal of Section 230 in the bill.
It remains doubtful that Congress will comply with the president’s wishes. However, Fox and Friends may have the best short-term solution to the problem, at least regarding Trump — leave Twitter and take his millions of followers with him. After all, why should he keep using their platform when they continue showing “a lack of respect?”
He could easily do the same thing with Facebook, YouTube and other big-tech companies. He could even start his own media company, a step many people suspect he’s already planning to take.
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