Big tech companies are private entities and have the right to do as they please on their platforms.
Isn’t that what we always hear from the left?
Does that “right” also include colluding with democrats to censor conservatives’ social media posts thereby aiding Democrats in their bid to steal the election.
One of the enigmas of the 2020 election period was how Big Tech companies came up with an extraordinary ‘standard’ to muzzle one of the world’s most influential political figures: Donald Trump.
We always knew why they did it, but not how they did it.
Now though, we finally have an insight.
During the 2020 election, behind-the-scenes conversations between a state government, a Biden-linked company, and Big Tech companies were recently exposed by Judicial Watch.
Take a look at some of these tweets:
Judicial Watch claims California pressured Big Tech to censor posts about the 2020 election | Just The News https://t.co/CkoyZJnUVv
— John Solomon (@jsolomonReports) April 27, 2021
Judicial Watch: Documents Show California State Officials Coordinated with Big Tech and Biden Campaign to Censor and Remove Americans’ 2020 Election Posts
— 🇺🇸Robert.N🇺🇸 (@Rob_Noorollah) April 27, 2021
It definitely wasn’t any surprise that the state in question was California.
President Trump always called them out for what they were; a liberal cesspool more interested in their woke agendas than the interest of the common man.
CA officials, Big Tech and Biden firm coordinated ‘misinformation’ censorship before election: Judicial Watchhttps://t.co/ttOcjGsP85
— GOD🇺🇸TRUMP🇺🇸USA🇺🇸GUNS🇺🇸 (@wahoo777111) April 28, 2021
This is a clear infringement on our first amendment rights, and it’s time GOP senators finally do some work and repeal Section 230.
The Epoch Times also reported:
California officials colluded with Big Tech to censor social media posts in the United States during the 2020 presidential election, government watchdog group Judicial Watch announced Tuesday.
The findings come after Judicial Watch received 540 pages and a further four pages of documents from the office of the Secretary of State of California in response to an open records request, the group said.
It had filed the request after a December 2020 report surfaced revealing that California’s Office of Election Cybersecurity had surveilled and asked the social media giants to remove or flag as “misleading” at least two dozen messages.
Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said that SKDKnickerbocker, a communications company linked to President Joe Biden’s election campaign, was involved in the censoring of speech during last year’s election period.
The company did this by sharing its “Misinformation Daily Briefings” with California officials, who then passed them on to social media giants Facebook, Twitter, and Google for dissemination, according to Judicial Watch.
“These new documents suggest a conspiracy against the First Amendment rights of Americans by the California Secretary of State, the Biden campaign operation, and Big Tech,” Fitton said.
These leaked documents blow up the big lie that Big Tech censorship is ‘private’—as the documents show collusion between a whole group of government officials in multiple states to suppress speech about election controversies.
Fox Business had more on the story:
Judicial Watch, a government transparency watchdog group, announced Tuesday that it has obtained documents allegedly showing California officials colluding with social media giants to censor speech surrounding the 2020 elections – including some of its own posts.
The group also said a communications firm linked to the Biden campaign played a role in determining which posts should be censored by creating “Misinformation Daily Briefings” that the officials shared with Twitter, Facebook and Google.
“These new documents suggest a conspiracy against the First Amendment rights of Americans by the California Secretary of State, the Biden campaign operation, and Big Tech,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “These documents blow up the big lie that Big Tech censorship is ‘private’ – as the documents show collusion between a whole group of government officials in multiple states to suppress speech about election controversies.”
Judicial Watch said it received more than 500 pages of documents from California’s Secretary of State as part of a public records request stemming from a December report that the state’s Office of Election Cybersecurity had been monitoring social media posts and had successfully asked Big Tech to remove or flag at least two dozen messages.
In one instance, YouTube allegedly removed one of Judicial Watch’s own videos after a California Secretary of State official reached out to the video-sharing platform and sought to have it flagged as misleading.
The document shows that California state officials contacted YouTube directly to remove the video on September 24, 2020, and that YouTube seemed to respond by deleting the video on September 27, 2020,” Judicial Watch said in a statement Tuesday.
SKDKnickerbocker, a communications firm tapped by the Biden campaign, targeted Judicial Watch in one of its misinformation briefings, taking issue with a tweet from Fitton that read, “Mailing 51 million ballots to those who haven’t asked for increases risk of voter fraud and voter intimidation.”
The released documents can be viewed on Judicial Watch’s website.
This should not be allowed to go unaddressed! We need to bring big tech down to reality where they respect and stand up for free speech and the Constitution instead of being someone’s go to guy to squelch free speech!
— Barbara Ebeling (@ebelingbarbara2) April 28, 2021
Safe to say this Twitter user spoke our minds, I doubt any of us was shocked about this news. What is shocking here is how long this has been going on without action. The Dems are willing to sacrifice our constitutional rights of free speech to achieve their selfish needs. How far will they go?
More reactions from Twitter:
What is GOP DOING about this collusion + censorship by Big Tech? @GOPLeader @OANN @GOPChairwoman @GOP @HouseGOP @JudiciaryGOP @JudicialWatch @FoxNews https://t.co/9NIArPJHlx
— Lisa Indigo (@LisaIndigo) April 29, 2021
Exactly what are we doing about it?
The smoking gun. Trump was right. https://t.co/vCympH036O
— Fred Regan (@BabaGan38154751) April 27, 2021
President Trump was always right.
This is disturbing. One of the emails obtained by Judicial Watch, dated Sept 2019, says that Twitter is “on boarding” states in its mid/disinformation project- meaning that Twitter is organizing a collection of state govt offices (secretaries of state offices, apparently) to
— Kingmaker – Big IF! (True) (@KingMakerFT) April 27, 2021
Of course twitter was involved.
The left censorship campaign has been growing in strength unabated for a while now, and I think it’s time the sleeping and self-centered GOP gets off their ass and make a decision that would benefit Americans interest rather than only focusing on their selfish interests.
Repealing Section 230 seems like a good start