Big Tech Censorship: Burying Biden-Ukraine story either wakes up Republicans or drives nail in their political coffin

Posted by freedomforall 4 days, 13 hours ago to Politics
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"If even this isn't enough to trigger so-called conservatives to loosen Silicon Valley's death grip on America's public marketplace of ideas, nothing will. All the talk about defending free speech and fighting election interference will be exposed for the meaningless posturing that it is, much like all those years of hearing Republicans campaign on stopping illegal immigration, which they had no intention of doing.

In this case, however, the stakes are more personal for Republican politicians. This isn't only about throwing their constituents under the bus and giving lip service about political bias while taking donations from the likes of Google and Amazon. This time, the bus is about to run over them and leave tread-marks on their former careers in Washington."
SOURCE URL: https://www.rt.com/op-ed/503541-tech-censorship-biden-story/


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  • Posted by $ johnrobert2 3 days, 14 hours ago
    My fear is, with the seeming control Big Tech has over communications, we can have an election and they will report the results as they want them to be, not as they actually are. How would we know? By the time the truth would out, if it ever did, we would so far deep n the outhouse, we could never get out.
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    • Posted by mccannon01 3 days, 7 hours ago
      I've had the same thought for some time, johnrobert2. Although usually attributed to Stalin, whoever said "It isn't who votes that count, it's who counts the votes." comes into play here.
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  • Posted by $ 25n56il4 4 days, 12 hours ago
    Next we will be notified of no elections. Big Tech is taking us over. We are so stupid we shouldn't be allowed to vote...in their estimation. Saw this tripe on Fox this a.m.
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  • Posted by $ Thoritsu 3 days, 11 hours ago
    The problem is that America doesn't want it. They have voted with their wallets and patronage. Evidence abounds.

    We, libertarians (lower case), SUCK at using the same vehicles that the left uses so deftly. Why isn't there a freedom-oriented site with real reach?

    This is a tool for communication and control. We all think such things should be free. The left uses it like cocaine. We use it like kale shakes and exercise.
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    • Posted by 3 days, 10 hours ago
      "Why isn't there a freedom-oriented site with real reach?"
      Reach is defined by the interests of the customer. Unfortunately it is a small minority that actually cares about their freedom.
      The young have been brainwashed to trust government instead of relying on their own thinking ability. Most women would rather have false safety than take any risk to defend freedom. That leaves about 20% and at best a quarter of them understand the high stakes of losing individual liberty.
      GAB is getting more successful, but will not be likely to get the "reach" of the empty headed idiocy of Farcebook or Twiddle. The elite cabal on Wall St control finance and aren't going to fund the competition unless they can completely control it.
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      • Posted by $ Thoritsu 3 days, 8 hours ago
        I'm a little less pessimistic. Most people I speak to individually do struggle with the Freedom/Responsibility Concept, et al. How can one be free to do as they choose if they are not responsible for the consequences of their choices. This so fundamental and obvious.

        I think the recent turn is less from school, and more from movies and social media group think. People are naturally inclined to root for the underdog. The problem is, the left promotes the wrong underdog.

        We do a poor job of trying to appeal to the people in the middle, who are open to be swayed.

        I'm happy to Gulch, a real Gulch, not a village in Wyoming. I'm happy to stand, fight and argue. I am frustrated by hanging around between these two extremes and complaining.
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        • Posted by mccannon01 3 days, 7 hours ago
          " How can one be free to do as they choose if they are not responsible for the consequences of their choices." I like to say, "Freedom without responsibility is freedom corrupted and soon lost."
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          • Posted by $ Thoritsu 3 days, 6 hours ago
            Agree completely, but that argument took 100+ shots from the objectivist dogma crew here.

            Apparently they think Ayn could do as she chose, and others would clean up after. For a bunch of people who assert such well-read intelligence, they don't bother to read, just jump into geriatric action.
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  • Posted by term2 3 days, 11 hours ago
    the bidens are pretty corrupt- all of them. So was hillary, but she was smarter in the way she did the selling of political influence. Biden, in addition to being crooked, is STUPID, as is his son for not watching where his laptop went.
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    • Posted by GaryL 3 days, 10 hours ago
      I think none of them are very smart at all in this day and age. The liberals do have one up on us because the MSM and most of the DOJ bend over backwards to protect their corruptions and keep what they surely know hidden from public view. Somewhere in the computer servers for the FBI and DOJ there has to be one very large server marked as the "Cemetery" where all the highly controversial emails and investigations are sent for burial.
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      • Posted by term2 3 days, 10 hours ago
        I do think Hillary and Bill were very smart in knowing what they could get away with. I also think that the people who voted for Hillary knew she was a crook who would get away with things, and they felt attracted to her as their role model. Doesnt speak too well for leftist voters, in my opinion
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        • Posted by GaryL 3 days, 10 hours ago
          The jury is still out on whether or not Hilly & Billy did get away with all their BS. 33,000 emails supposedly have been found even though we all know they have been in plain site of those protecting them right along. My gut tells me they get off free if Trump is a 1 term President. My gut also tells me they will do everything in their powers along with the powers of numerous other evil individuals to make sure that happens.
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          • Posted by term2 3 days, 9 hours ago
            I was referring to the biggest pay for play thing- the clinton foundation. They were masters at that one, and seem to have gotten totally away with it
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            • Posted by GaryL 3 days, 9 hours ago
              That is exactly what I was referring to as well. That foundation is and always has been as corrupt as any and the ax could fall at any moment if the Durham investigation ever comes to light. What I believe is happening in his investigation is every trail he follows leads to numerous other slippery trails. His mission might be well defined but wherever he finds illegal activity in that process will not be overlooked. The process of draining the swamp has been a slow walk simply because the drain at the bottom is clogged with a bunch of little crap needing roto-rooter to clear it out.
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          • Posted by term2 2 days, 3 hours ago
            Of course. Black Lives Matter is nothing compared with deep state corruption ! Don’t feel like a citizen of the USA anymore. USA should just divide into leftists states run by emotion and be done with it. The left will never allow the other states to secede, just like in 1850
            Fortunately I don’t have much longer to live di this problem is fir someone else
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  • Posted by Ben_C 3 days, 10 hours ago
    Perhaps someone in the Gulch can explain to me "freedom of speech" vs "censorship" in a "privately held" company. The pastry chief's objection to making a wedding cake for a gay couple comes to mind. While that was on a religious premise I wonder what pretext Big Tech is using to censor and is denying their ability to mange their company have legal standing? I have no use for Facebook. Twitter or any of the social media platforms and hope they implode. Or, should we create an alternative?
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    • Posted by 2 days, 9 hours ago
      Gab is an alternative, but at this time they are not as competitive as they can be. Trump supporters can make them more competitive by opening accounts and using Gab instead of TwitFace.
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