Perhaps the most potentially dangerous abuse came last week when a legislator requested the attorney general if it was possible to subpoena the bus company that drove 51 Vermonters to Washington to attend the pro-Trump rally on Jan. 6 to supply the names of those who went.
For the past four years, Section 230 transmuted from a harbor for free speech into a gift for big tech companies to circumvent the first amendment, and censor “free speech” for political gain.
“We’re going to have to figure out how we rein in our media environment so that you can’t just spew disinformation and misinformation,” she said.
Democrats and corporate giants have begun purging conservatives and Republicans from the digital public square. The following videos offer a look at the new left-wing agenda for America, which includes denying Americans and small businesses access to social media, internet communications, banking, payment processing and employment.
In the weeks since the November presidential election, numerous liberals, leftists, and other opponents of President Donald Trump have called for a purge of him and his supporters from public life. Just days ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden on Jan. 20, those purges have begun in earnest.
“With no explanation other than ‘repeatedly going against our community standards,’ @Facebook has blocked me from managing my page,” Paul tweeted. “Never have we received notice of violating community standards in the past and nowhere is the offending post identified.”
“It’s clear that Twitter is wiping out conservative accounts,” Daily Wire writer Matt Walsh tweeted. “That’s why your follower counts are going down. This is the biggest purge we’ve seen, and not the last.” A Twitter spokesperson told the Daily Caller News Foundation Friday that Twitter has been suspending accounts.
That avenue for airing his thoughts, grievances and political edicts appears to be closed for good after the social media platform announced Friday evening that it was closing down his account permanently. The move follows Facebook’s announcement earlier Friday that Trump’s account on that platform would remain suspended.
“This was a coordinated attack by the tech giants to kill competition in the market place. We were too successful too fast. You can expect the war on competition and free speech to continue.”
Public Safety Commissioner Michael Schirling has issued a statement regarding his decision to suspend Sgt. Lucas Hall of the Vermont State Police for reportedly expressing support of the Jan. 6 Trump rally in Washington, D.C.
The press is a powerful public good. It must be protected from government suppression. So let me talk about attempted government suppression of freedom of the press in Vermont.