Did hell just freeze over? I think it just did when you hear far-left twice-failed presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders just agrees with conservatives on one critical point.
No, it isn’t on money, taxes, or the border crisis, but on the banning of Donald Trump on Twitter.
I know you are shocked cause I had to read it twice to believe it myself, but here we are.
It is like my dad says, even a broken clock is right twice a day, so here is Sanders’s moment of clarity. In fact, many other international leaders have come forward to rebuke Twitter’s heavy-handed approach to silencing those they do not agree with. Included in that camp of leaders against the draconian move from Twitter are Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron, Andres Lopez Obrador, and now Sanders.
Sanders made these comments on “The Ezra Klein Show” saying that former President Trump was a “racist, a sexist, a homophobe, a xenophobe, a pathological liar, an authoritarian, somebody who doesn’t believe in the rule of law.” And as much as we can laugh at these claims, because truthfully, at this point they are laughable, at least he made a genuine claim by adding that he didn’t “feel particularly comfortable” about tech companies having so much power in the discussion. Finally, Sanders can most likely find some common ground here with conservatives.
That is the part we can all agree on, right?
These big tech companies in silicon valley hold way too much power over people.
Of course, this move was made to make it look like it was for the best interest of the American people under the guise of “keeping us safe”, but that is just the code for tyranny.
The “move” of suspending Trump’s Twitter account came in January after the events that occurred at the Capitol. Twitter cited that they did not want any further “incitements of violence” despite the fact that the president never made any incitements of violence in his tweets, nor in his January 6th speech.
The Twitter suspension came a day after Facebook blocked Trump’s account even though he was still the President of The United States. The actions by big tech have prompted many foreign countries to take pre-emptive measures against technology companies, lest they grow bigger in power than the government itself.
Sanders clarified that social media sites “shouldn’t allow hate speech and conspiracy theories” on their platforms, even though it is not the job of social media platforms to assess which theories might be true or not. Not to mention, social media platforms tend to let politically correct conspiracy theories run more freely. As an example, the idea that Trump colluded with Russia to steal the elections in 2016 was never dealt with by Twitter despite the fact that it was proven vehemently false.
Sanders also added that these internet platforms should not be used for “authoritarian purposes and insurrection,” but that he wasn’t sure how to strike the right balance when it came to censorship. He noted that a “handful of tech people” had too much power and that he was not comfortable with that.
“Yesterday it was Donald Trump who was banned, and tomorrow it could be somebody else who has a very different point of view”
And that is what we have been saying all along.
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