The horrific Capitol Hill riots have emboldened the Democrat Media Complex beyond their wildest dreams.
Several institutions are using the incident to tighten the reins on civil liberties.
And one world leader was shocked at what big tech did to Donald Trump.
The sitting president of the United States has been censored on virtually every single social media platform with the justification that he “incited” the storming of the Capitol—even though he specifically called for peace both before and after the incident.
In fact, there’s evidence suggesting that the Capitol riot had been planned on social media weeks in advance.
But the move to censor Trump was so shocking, even German Chancellor Angela Merkel –whom Trump does not share a particularly good relationship with – called out the move.
Merkel is an open-borders globalist who facilitated and exacerbated the 2015 migrant crisis. She even implored Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to curtail criticism of mass migration on his platform.
But it seems Merkel doesn’t like censorship now that she realizes it can be used on world leaders like herself – not just the proletariat.
Merkel released in a statement:
“This fundamental right can be intervened in, but according to the law and within the framework defined by legislators — not according to a decision by the management of social media platforms…Seen from this angle, the chancellor considers it problematic that the accounts of the U.S. president have now been permanently blocked.”
In other words, Merkel believes free speech can be curtailed by the state (unlike America, Germany has hate speech laws) but not by unelected big tech oligarchs.
Merkel’s commitment to the free exchange of ideas is questionable, but even she acknowledges that what happened to Trump crosses the line.
Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador, a leftist, also chimed in and criticized the move.
In their complete consumption of Trump Derangement Syndrome, the Democrats can’t see two steps ahead of their own decisions.
Republicans have hemmed and hawed about what to do regarding big tech censorship and bias toward conservatives.
So now, since Twitter and these other platforms want to behave as publishers, perhaps they should held to publisher standards – which means they can be sued for libel and defamation.
Also, the incitement standard used against Trump is not only bogus, it’s not even being applied consistently. Evidence shows that the Capitol Hill mayhem was largely coordinated on Facebook and a smaller social media app, Telegram.
Of course, Facebook would never be banned from web-hosting services the way free-speech platform Parler was.
Parler enjoyed a good working relationship with Amazon up until the breach of the Capitol – then they were yanked from Amazon services with virtually no time to find a backup alternative.
But censoring the president of the United States will not have the effect the Democrats are hoping for.
Trump supporters are motivated now more than ever to create alternative platforms – and Trump just may be the one with the capital to help them do it.