Obama: The Internet is 'The Single Biggest Threat to Our Democracy'Chris Menahan
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Big Tech needs to ramp up their authoritarian censorship and thought-policing or else our democracy will not "work," so says former President Barack Hussein Obama.
From Vox, "Obama: The internet is 'the single biggest threat to our democracy'":
[Obama's] latest critique comes in a new interview between Obama and Atlantic editor Jeffrey Goldberg, and before we go any further we should put it in full context: Obama was discussing a media landscape dominated not just by Facebook but by Fox News that allows Americans to choose their own distorted reality. Which means, he says, we no longer have a shared set of facts.
Later in the interview, Obama makes it quite clear that much of his concern is specifically about the internet -- which he is also quite clear isn't "going away" -- and the big platforms that sort and distribute most of the internet for most people:If globalist media outlets can't control all human information and decide what is or isn't "true" or a "fact," democracy doesn't work.
That's his argument.
It's amazing how these leftoids act like social media is still some Wild West even though Big Tech went into censorship overdrive ever since Trump's victory in 2016.
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, at the demands of the Anti-Defamation League, banned all so-called "Q-Anon conspiracy theories" and Q-Anon accounts (see: people looking into who was behind Jeffrey Epstein) from their site last month.
Zuckerberg also banned all content which depicts "Jewish people running the world or controlling major institutions such as media networks, the economy or the government" as well as all Holocaust denial.
Just last week, Zuckerberg banned the largest "Stop The Steal" group citing the potential for "real world harm" (organizing Black Lives Matter riots is just fine and Black Panthers can share viral videos of themselves shaking down White business owners without any issue).
Entire topics are now off-limits on Facebook -- for the entire world -- and yet we still have people like Obama acting like it's 2010 and none of this censorship is even happening.
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