Major social media companies hold a lot of sway over the information received by the public.
For the last several years, social media companies have secretly taken marching orders from government agents.
Now top GOP Congressmen are pulling out all the stops to end anti-American collusion between Big Tech and the Deep State.
The Founding Fathers knew the importance of freedom of speech.
That’s one reason why we have the First Amendment in this country.
But Big Tech has been able to stifle free speech by claiming to be a “private company.”
The problem is, Big Tech is often acting these days at the behest of the government.
Government works with Big Tech to influence public opinion and elections
The Hunter Biden laptop story could well have changed the results of the 2020 election.
Facebook suppressed this story at the behest of the FBI.
The FBI told Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg that the laptop story, which has since been authenticated even by the corporate-controlled media, was “Russian propaganda.”
Even Zuckerberg admitted that Facebook’s suppression of the story had a “meaningful impact” on the election.
Facebook has gotten so cozy with Deep State actors that the Department of Homeland Security even has its own portal to flag content for suppression.
While DHS scrapped their plans to create the Orwellian named “Disinformation Governance Board” after facing massive public backlash, the agency is still quietly working with Big Tech to censor conservative speech online.
Government agencies claim that this collusion with Big Tech is needed to combat so-called “domestic extremism.”
But the actual effect it has is chilling speech of the Biden administration’s political adversaries.
We may or may not find out in the coming months how much of an influence this collusion had on the most recent election, but based on what we know so far, it undoubtedly had an impact.
Republicans are fighting back
Congressman James Comer (R-KY) has introduced a bill that would prohibit government employees from advocating for censorship of viewpoints in their official capacity.
Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) has vowed to introduce a similar bill.
Without Congressional action, it rests on the courts to stop this collusion between the Deep State and Big Tech.
While the Supreme Court has held that the First Amendment does not constrain private entities, Justice Clarence Thomas has noted that “if the government coerces or induces it to take action the government itself would not be permitted to do, such as censor expression of a lawful viewpoint . . . The government cannot accomplish through threats of adverse government action what the Constitution prohibits it from doing directly.”
A legislative approach could focus on either the government agencies or the platforms.
Texas has enacted legislation regulating censorship by Big Tech that has been upheld by a Federal Appeals Court.
Perhaps the most effective thing Congress could do is abolish certain agencies such as DHS’ Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, or severely curtailing their power.
Whether Congressional Republicans have the political will or power to enact these much-needed sweeping measures remains to be seen.
One thing is sure, if they don’t take action, the Deep State will continue to work with Big Tech to suppress conservative speech, and it will no doubt hurt Republicans at election time.
Patriot Political will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.