UPDATED (11/1): In their weak case against Deep Tech, conservatives are still defending only some speech on the “merits,” rather than all speech, no matter how meritless. Libertarians: Deep Tech is not private property. It really isn’t, okay?
Richard Spencer makes a good case for a “free-speech zone”: “Instead, by focusing on S230 of the Decency Act—by threatening Twitter that it will be treated like a publisher—Republicans are encouraging Twitter to act more like a publisher: fact checking relevant information, censoring bad opinions, etc.” AND: “Republicans care deeply about free speech when it comes to posting Hunter Biden dick pics—not so much when it involves speech that is anti-Zionist or ‘racist.'”
Or, when Candace Owens’ boilerplate speech is compromised.
I, too, think Twitter censorship of the @nypost and the Hunter Biden story is outrageous. But the proper argument is that Twitter must act as a "free speech zone"; it's a privately operated public space. And some problematic information and opinion will have to be tolerated.
— Richard "5%" Spencer (@RichardBSpencer) October 28, 2020
UPDATED: OCTOBER 12, 2020: When President Trump talks, one can’t help but be impressed by his unbounded force, energy and excellent command of details, down to a Bill’s public law number. In this case, Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act:
Bartiromo … asked Trump about Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which protects social media companies from being legally liable for content on their networks published by users. Trump called it “a disgrace.”
Still, questioned he must be. Voters handed POTUS both legislative Chambers and the presidency for two years. Yet he and the GOP failed to strip Deep Tech of Section 230, … which, to repeat, “protects social media companies from being legally liable for content on their networks published by users.”
(I use the Deep Tech coinage to better capture the power and reach of the high-tech monopolists in politics.)
What’ll change this time around, if we elect Republicans?
Moreover, small, independent entitles who suffer banning by social media (“MERCER DOMAINS BANNED BY DEEP TECH FACEBOOK“) cannot afford to sue conglomerates whose revenues are greater than “the GDP of four of the G20 nations.”
So what is the remedy for the powerless (check) who’ve been thrown off social media, for no good reason?
Speaking of one of the Five Big crooked Tech companies; Microsoft’s Bill Gates recently told Chris Wallace “that Trump’s travel ban may have worsened the coronavirus pandemic.”
Those who live a lie usually spout, at best, only half-truths. Trump’s travel ban after the unleashing of COVID was indeed worse than useless. Chinese were merely rerouted and their temperatures taken. But that’s because Mr. Gates “seeded the disease here,” by replacing American with Chinese workers and making these Chinese citizens who travel to-and-from Wuhan.
UPDATE II (11/9): Tucker Carlson Calling Out Deep Tech For Protecting Joe Biden
Tucker Carlson Calling Out Big Tech For Protecting Joe Biden
"If we're going to have free and fair elections going forward, and we must, then we have to end Silicon Valley's total control over information." pic.twitter.com/QzGjrxlKFE
— The Columbia Bugle ?? (@ColumbiaBugle) November 10, 2020
UPDATE III (11/10):
On Tucker Carlson, Allum Bokhari was very clear about the massive failure of the people we had sent to D.C. to prevent the Orwellian nightmare developing. On the line is dissidents’ ability to speak, publish, sell books, transact financially.