We need to toss out the fiction that the government’s big tech handmaidens are private companies. From Tom Woods at lewrockwell.com:
During the George W. Bush years, Glenn Greenwald rose to prominence for his opposition to the White House’s record on civil liberties.
Oh, the left-liberal establishment loved him.
Then he decided he would apply his principles equally to both sides.
Then they didn’t like him so much.
Today he published an important thread on Twitter, a portion of which I wanted to share with you. Here he describes exactly what’s going on with the suppression of dissident voices. And unlike all too many libertarians, whose entire analysis was “they’re private companies; they can do what they want,” Greenwald gets to the heart of what’s happening:
The regime of censorship being imposed on the internet – by a consortium of DC Dems, billionaire-funded “disinformation experts,” the US Security State, and liberal employees of media corporations – is dangerously intensifying in ways I believe are not adequately understood.
A series of “crises” have been cynically and aggressively exploited to inexorably restrict the range of permitted views, and expand pretexts for online silencing and deplatforming. Trump’s election, Russiagate, 1/6, COVID and war in Ukraine all fostered new methods of repression.