• Trump Defends Free Speech, Challenges Social Media Giants

    Surge Summary: President Trump has signed an executive order confronting the Leftist bias of big tech. Twitter has a “Head of Site Integrity” who has developed the site’s “fact checking” policies – and he is plainly not a fan of the President. Meanwhile, Twitter seems unable to summon the energy to “fact check” China as it peddles its coronavirus propaganda.

    by Gary Bauer

    President Trump is expected to sign an executive order [Friday] [Editor: the President did sign that executive order] going after big tech giants for their censorship of social media, a vital source of news and information in this modern age.

    Conservatives have documented voluminous examples of big tech’s left-wing bias for years.  Prager University has had many of its videos censored by YouTube, even videos about the Ten Commandments!

    We have tried negotiating directly with the companies involved.  I am part of an informal group known as the Free Speech Alliance, led by my good friend Brent Bozell, who has fought media bias for decades.

    I applaud the president’s action because something must be done to stop the left from controlling the debate on social media.  And let me give you another example of just how blatant the bias is.

    Yoel Roth is the Head of Site Integrity at Twitter.  That title may sound technical in nature and innocent enough.  But it would be more accurate to label him Twitter’s “CCO” or “Chief Censorship Officer.”  Roth created the platform’s “fact checking” policies, and he is anything but neutral.

    He has accused the voters of “fly over states” of being racists.  He compared Kellyanne Conway to Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels, and made disgusting comments about other Republican leaders.  He has tweeted that there are “ACTUAL NAZIS IN THE WHITE HOUSE.”

    This is the person at Twitter responsible for “fact checking” the president.

    Meanwhile, there’s virtually no fact checking of the left or even communist China.  For months now, operatives of the communist Chinese regime have been tweeting that Covid-19 originated in a U.S. military lab.

    Nobody believes that.  It is pure communist propaganda.  But Twitter never fact checked any of the outrageous statements coming from Beijing.

    Columbia University recently released a study suggesting that tens of thousands of lives could have been saved if state governments had acted a week earlier to impose social distancing and other measures.  That’s fake research masquerading as science.

    Will Twitter fact check that study?  I won’t hold my breath.

    Remember when we were told that two million people were going to die?  Here’s one way to lower death totals:  Don’t put Covid patients in nursing homes!

    The views here are those of the author and not necessarily Daily Surge.

    Originally posted here.

    Image: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/; Adapted from: https://www.flickr.com/photos/gageskidmore/49567616302 

    Gary Lee Bauer is an American politician and activist, who served in the Reagan administration. He later became president of the Family Research Council and a senior vice president of Focus on the Family. In 2000, he participated in the Republican presidential contest.

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