CNN Guest Calls For Net Censorship In Wake Of Monsey Stabbing: 'We Need A Lot Of Different Rules & Regulations to Start Happening'

Chris Menahan
InformationLiberation
Dec. 31, 2019

Monday on CNN's Newsroom the co-president of the Jewish Federation and Foundation of Rockland County, Steve Gold, responded to the stabbing attack in Monsey by pushing for widespread internet censorship through "a lot" of new rules, regulations and legislation.

From NewsBusters, "CNN Guest Blames Social Media for Anti-Semitism, Calls for Regulation":
In the wake of the attack on a Hanukkah celebration at a Rabbi’s home in Monsey, New York, weekday morning CNN Newsroom co-host Jim Sciutto interviewed a local Jewish community leader named Steve Gold. When Sciutto asked what can be done to solve this going forward, Gold, the co-president of Jewish Federation and Foundation of Rockland County suggested censoring free speech on social media platforms.

"We need a lot of different rules and regulations to start happening. A lot of legislation to start happening" Gold proposed, before slamming Facebook for its free speech stances including what he called "fake" political ads and unmonitored Facebook groups.

Sciutto observed that "So it's in the statistics that attacks, anti-Semitic attacks in New York state, but also nationally, have increased in recent months and years" before asking Gold "Why? What do you blame this on?"


Gold responded by claiming "I think that social media is a big part of it. Social media, you can post whatever you want, under any assumed name. And not get called out by it. And the posts are horrible."

Sciutto claimed that "Radicalization online" is one of the "commonalities" shared among many recent attacks. He followed up by asking Gold about the proposal by Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) to categorize these attacks as domestic terrorism, "Would something like that make a difference? And if not, what would you want to see?"

Gold responded by hammering social media platforms "We need a lot of different rules and regulations to start happening. A lot of legislation to start happening."

He elaborated that social media needs to be treated with similar standards to cable news "on CNN and in the newspapers, that if somebody wants to write you or you want to write an op-ed, there's a background check, you know, to make sure what you're saying is true."
Who at CNN fact checked the claim you can "post whatever you want" on social media without getting "called out by it"?

That's totally false but CNN had any issue with putting it on the air.

CNN also had no issue with lying the country into wars in the Middle East using manufactured evidence.

Incidentally, Gold's suggestion that everything everyone post online be subject to a "background check" sounds just like the Sacha Baron Cohen and the ADL's demand that everything posted online should have to go through their "monitors" first for manual approval.


Why hasn't CNN asked the heroic Texans at West Freeway Church of Christ what should be done about free speech on the internet in the wake of the deadly attack on their congregation?

Why don't their voices matter?

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