Censorship: The Wages of Failure of Dealing with Big Tech By Charles Taylor
Trump failed to make even baby steps in dealing with Big Tech, who began censoring Right-wing sites under his watch. Finally, they came for him, censoring him, even as president. That alone was cause for invoking the Insurrection Act, among other things. When I think about how pathetic Trump was, I am both angered and flattened.
“Facebook has censored a video of Lara Trump interviewing her father-in-law, Donald Trump, after it warned the family that any content “in the voice of” former President Trump would be erased.
Eric Trump, the President’s son and Lara’s husband, posted Facebook’s warning message publicly, calling it a “slap in the face to 75 million Americans.
According to the message, the Facebook representative reached out to the Trumps after Lara Trump announced her upcoming interview with President Trump, warning them that the interview would be censored if posted on the platform.
“Content posted on Facebook and Instagram in the voice of President Trump is not currently allowed on our platforms (including new posts with President Trump speaking) and will be removed if posted, resulting in additional limitations on accounts that posted it.”
The representative added that the restriction applies to all campaign accounts and “former surrogates” like Lara Trump.
Facebook, along with Twitter, YouTube, Snapchat, and a number of other major tech platforms permanently banned President Trump while he was still in office in January.
The act of permanently blacklisting a world leader drew international condemnation, including from European leaders and from the President of Mexico, who pledged to raise the issue of tech censorship at an upcoming international summit.
Tech censorship continues to be a top priority of Republicans, with the governors of Texas, Florida, and other Republican-controlled states planning to introduce measures to rein in the tech giants.”