Now, more censorship! The New York Times whined that free speech rights and Republicans are hurting efforts to combat so-called “misinformation” – or, put more simply, efforts to censor.
The Times An article was published blaming the lack of progress on increasing online censorship.
“The Fight Over Truth Also Has a Red State, Blue State Divide,” wrote liberal Times Cecilia Kang, and Steven Lee Myers were reporters. These supposed crusaders for “truth” did not mention that the “misinformation” of yesterday often becomes the widely accepted fact of today.
The Times seemingly critiqued constitutional rights. “The biggest hurdle to new regulations — regardless of the party pushing them — is the First Amendment,” The Times This statement is ridiculous. What a sad fact that authoritarian censure is preventing free expression!
The “scope of the problem of disinformation” has started “to chip away at the notion that free speech is politically untouchable,” The Times squealed. The outlet pontificated that a lot of “misinformation” stems from “the fraudulent assertion that Mr. Trump, and not President Biden, won the 2020 presidential election.”
The Times positively spun Democrats’ efforts to expand unreliable mail-in voting, although The Times itself previously said that mail-in voting was “more likely to be compromised.” Now, though, The Times quoted Brennan Center for Justice’s Sean Morales-Doyle saying, “There is a direct line from conspiracy theories to lawsuits to legislation in states.” The article dismissively mentioned the “foreign business dealings” of Hunter Biden from the familiar “conservatives pounce” angle, noting that Ohio Republican Senate nominee J.D. Vance made mention of the scandal while running for office. Media Research Center revealed that Big Tech, Big Media and Big Media stole 2020’s election through censorship of the Hunter Biden scandals on the internet.
AdditionallyThe Times parroted the Democratic Party talking point that “misinformation” online fuels real-world violence. Radical leftists were not mentioned in the article. haveOpenly incitedOnline violence was a common occurrence, while Donald Trump and other pro-free speech people did exactly the opposite.
The Times cited pro-censorship Democrat politicians several times in the piece but mentioned two Republicans’ social media messages seemingly as examples of so-called “misinformation.” Leftist narratives, however, were not cited as “misinformation,” while Republican talking points were. The Times seems to have forgotten how several narratives about COVID-19, including around the Wuhan lab leak theory, were originally called “misinformation” and later regarded as credible.
The Times also seemingly endorsed federal censorship, writing, “In the absence of significant action on disinformation at the federal level, officials in state after state are taking aim at the sources of disinformation and the platforms that propagate them.” The Orwellian Disinformation Governance Board and the new White House disinformation task force are two recent pro-censorship effort from the Biden administration.
The article mentioned the Texas and Florida laws which would allow unfairly censored social media users to sue Big Tech companies.
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