August 8, 2018
A Democrat Senator openly admitting that Big Tech's censorship campaign is really about purging all conservative media.
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) August 7, 2018
I told you all that Alex Jones getting shutdown would lead to a change.
Within 24 hours, the son of the President was out talking about the threat tech companies pose to free speech in America.
Don Jr. noted that after Infowars, the logical next step will be Breitbart and The Daily Caller.
I agree with that.
First they came for the neon-nazis, then they came for the water filter salesmen, next they’ll come for the civic nationalists.
Red Elephants had the best take on this whole situation. Other than my own.
But he said a point I’d heard before but forgotten about: saying that the First Amendment doesn’t apply to the internet is no different than saying that the Second Amendment doesn’t apply to handguns.
They could make that argument: “oh, when the Founding Fathers said ‘right to bear arms,’ they were just talking about muskets.”
They have in fact made that argument, and the Supreme Court has shot it down.
Of course the First Amendment applies online, and it is insane to suggest that it does not. That it is only for yelling on the street.
We are going to get our regulations. I believe it.