Big Tech shoots America in the foot
Don’t get me wrong. I thought that Trump should have been banned from social media years ago, for saying the most stupid and ignorant and off the cuff remarks. Like about those US soldiers who were killed while fighting for freedom: ”suckers”.
BUT to ban Trump now, just to shut him up, when he has just days before he leaves office smells of cowardice and excess.
Much of the free world has come out and criticized this censorship. Merkel and Macron come readily to mind. Even Navalny has come out and strongly spoken about this type of behaviour of Big Tech. And let us not forget about Putin. China’s Xi is rolling over in laughter on the floor.
But perhaps the most telling is that we observers can not deny that we are left with our mouths wide open, in disbelief. There is a real sense of shock…we all fear that this is an ominous sign of what is to come. Not just for America, but for the future of free speech.
Big Tech is sending the message that from now on nobody can escape their rules. Trump has become their mascot. Screw the 1st Ammendment, the UN Charter or the individual sovereign laws of countries.
Big Tech has shot American values and democratic principles in the foot, and opened Pandora’s Box. We should have never reached this low point…