It’s no secret that liberal-owned social networks have been censoring conservatives for years. If you vote Republican and like a man named Donald Trump, you are enemy number one on most networks these days (more than ISIS or Iran).
These websites have gone out of their way to silence conservative uses. They have banned them, blocked them, or “shadow banned” them (meaning the user didn’t even know they were being banned). All to prevent conservative views from spreading across the country.
Republican-led Texas passed a law banning social networks from censoring users. Major big tech companies sued, making the bogus claim that the law violated their First Amendment rights.
You read that right: Big tech claims that not being allowed to censor users violates the companies’ free speech. You really can’t make up nonsense like that.
But the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals wasn’t buying that line.
A federal appeals court upheld a Texas law on Friday that seeks to curb censorship by social media platforms. The ruling, a major victory for Republicans who charge companies like Twitter and Facebook are limiting free speech, is a step in a major legal battle that could end up at the Supreme Court…
In his opinion, Federal Judge Andrew S. Oldham of the Fifth Circuit said the platforms argued for “a rather odd inversion of the First Amendment” that “buried somewhere in the person’s enumerated right to free speech lies a corporation’s unenumerated right to muzzle speech.”
“Today we reject the idea that corporations have a freewheeling First Amendment right to censor what people say,” Judge Oldham continued. [Source: Fox News]
I don’t think hypocrite is a strong enough word for these social networks. They are run by liberals, who hate the fact that conservatives are allowed to speak freely on their websites. So, they have abused their power to shut down free speech of anyone right of center.
And now they have the audacity to claim that a company’s free speech is in jeopardy if someone posts a Trump meme.
We all know the truth. These leftists know their arguments are weak. Conservatives have the best ideas–and can win over voters with content posted to Twitter, YouTube, or Facebook. So, to protect their corrupt party, Democrats who run social media sites simply shut down the conversation.
This has nothing to do with a corporation’s “rights.” This has everything to do with powerful liberals who want to crush their political enemies.
This ruling will be challenged by these corrupt Silicon Valley companies, taking it to the Supreme Court. How the court rules will decide if Americans have their rights online–or massive, liberal-run companies do.
The Supreme Court can strike a win for all free Americans by banning social networks from censoring users. Or, it can give more power to social networks and perhaps open the door for other companies–even banks or telephone providers–to silence Americans.
Author: Bo Dogan