I still can’t get over how brazen the Biden administration is being in just announcing that it’s their place to determine who should be banned from social media platforms and how little backlash there is against this.
Just imagine the outrage if Trump had done this. Seriously, imagine it. The Biden administration instructing the world’s largest social media platform who to censor is the biggest “Imagine if Trump had done that” moment so far.
They said we need internet censorship because of Russia.
They said we need internet censorship because of Covid.
They said we need internet censorship because of election security.
They said we need internet censorship because of the Capitol riot.
They said we need internet censorship because of domestic extremism.
Pretty sure they just want internet censorship.
The US government is without exception the single most corrupt and destructive force on this planet. It is the very last institution on earth who should be in charge of deciding what online content is true or false. Absolute dead last.
I trust the wisdom of the collective to sort out what’s true infinitely more than I trust the wisdom of the US government and Silicon Valley plutocrats to do it for us.
If people think their government is lying to them and trying to hurt them it is entirely the fault of the government and no one else.
You’re not supposed to trust the government, and governments aren’t supposed to act in a way that requires your trust. If you find yourself ruled by a secretive power structure which demands your blind faith in its righteousness, something has gone horribly wrong.
Perhaps the US could end domestic extremism by switching to governmental policies that don’t make everyone want to light the country on fire.
Funny how we all grew up watching movies about evil villains trying to take over the world and kill millions of people and those movies were all made in the nation that is that exact villain except the villain succeeded.