While most of us have experienced trolls or abuse on social media to some extent, we all know that we do have options available to us – like blocking the individual or even just staying off the platforms.
Some of us have experienced the hypocrisy of social media giants’ left-wing bias and found ourselves in ‘Facebook Jail’ simply for expressing a peaceful view, while the Antifa mob enjoys immunity.
Apparently not happy with the current level of bias, Biden has vowed to further chip away at peaceful free speech on social media under the guise of fighting ‘racism’ and “white supremacy”.
Speaking at the United We Stand summit at the White House on Thursday, the president said that social media giants like Facebook and Twitter should be held “responsible” for those who post “hate speech” on their platforms.
He urged Congress to remove the legal protections which the companies currently have to make them answerable to the law if users post so-called “hate speech”.
Of course, as we all know, the term ‘hate speech’ these days can mean absolutely anything that the left doesn’t agree with or finds offensive. It rarely works the other way around.
“And hold social media platforms accountable for spreading hate and fuelling violence,” said Biden at the summit.
“I am calling on Congress to get rid of special immunity for social media companies and impose much stronger transparency requirements on all of them.”
On Tuesday, liberal California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a law requiring social media companies to publish their ‘rules’ about ‘hate speech’ and ‘disinformation’ and on Wednesday, Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee questioned social media companies about how they plan to tackle extremism. Perhaps they could start by removing the Taliban and Antifa from their platforms?
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“In America, evil will not win. It will not prevail,” continued Biden.
“And white supremacists will not have the last word, and this venom and violence cannot be the story of our time.
“So we convened this summit to make clear what the story of our time must be.
“It has to be a story in which each and every one of us has a vital role to play, a story. with this message from the White House: United united, united, we stand.”
He then began to regurgitate the story about a white supremacist in Virginia whose behavior inspired him to run for president in 2020:
“When those folks came out of that field carrying torches – in the United States of America, carrying torches, chanting the same anti-Semitic bile that was chanted in Germany in the early 30s, accompanied by white supremacists holding Nazi flags. And I thought to myself: My God, this is the United States of America. How could it happen?” he said.
In other words, he is trying to blur the lines between right-wing social media users who are accused of so-called ‘hate speech’ (which can now be anything from ‘mis-gendering’ someone to peacefully disagreeing with a black person) with white supremacy.
“We cannot be intimidated by those who are talking about this as some a bunch of wacko liberals who are engaged in this.
“I mean, think about how it’s characterised.”
This story syndicated with permission from Jo Marney, Author at Trending Politics
Notice: This article may contain commentary that reflects the author's opinion.
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