What Social Media Censorship May Mean to Democracy

What Social Media Censorship May Mean to Democracy

(RepublicanDaily.org) – Last year was the year that gave us COVID-19 and the worst period of civil unrest this century. These massive news stories served to drown out many of the other important things that happened during the year to a degree. One important example is the growing issue of social media censorship, something that came to light in 2020 like never before.

It is, by now, undeniable that Big Tech is working hard to shape political narratives and smother discourse with which it does not agree. In the video below, Tucker Carlson looks at some of the tools and approaches these companies use to achieve this. He also highlights the fact large tech organizations cooperate in this endeavor, forming what he refers to as a “censorship cartel.”

There are numerous examples of this in practice. Perhaps the best recent one was the New York Post story about Hunter Biden’s laptop, which both Twitter and Facebook scrambled to censor almost immediately after its publication. YouTube’s recent decision to remove content about election fraud is equally troubling.

Unless voters are allowed free access to news stories and commentary of all kinds, they’ll never be able to make an informed decision about important issues. If we don’t take steps to address the problem of social media censorship, our democracy may never be the same again.

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