The intimate connection between Big Tech and the administrative state is demonstrated by this dynamic. In recent years, big technology firms have volunteered as private enforcers of the managerial regime’s agenda. There’s no doubt that Big Tech’s decision to censor political speech was not made on a whim. Politicians have forced big technology firms to comply with their anti-free speech push by jawboning them.
Big Tech will always submit to coercive power from the FBI, NSA, and other agencies.
Take a look at what FBI Director Christopher Wray wants to do with Big Tech. According to Dan Frieth of Reclaim the Net, Wray has stated that social networking platforms should assume greater responsibility for content moderation.
During a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee oversight on August 4, 2022, Sessions made the following remarks. Wray maintained that if social media giants took a more proactive approach to regulating the misuse of their platforms, the country would be a “better place.”
Wray’s responses were in response to remarks made by Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal regarding what the FBI could accomplish to stop the use of social media to incite violence. In addition, Blumenthal asked Wray if technology companies were doing all they could to prevent assaults.
Allegedly, the individuals who took part in the US Capitol’s January storming utilized internet platforms to organize. This situation drove the ruling class insane, prompting several elected officials to utilize January 6 as a pretext for greater government control of social media.
In Wray’s opinion, Big Tech firms have a responsibility to enforce their community standards more strictly.
“We attempted to work with the social media companies, but there are things they can do using their terms of service and regulations to take accounts down,” said Wray.
“However, there is, I believe, a social media phenomenon that we all must acknowledge: the power to amplify and connect with people. There are both advantageous and harmful aspects to this. We’d all be better off if corporations were responsible for platform misuse and abuse.”