Censorship

The Media Suppresses Anyone Who Thinks Like You

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

Where is the voice expressing what those of us who aren’t leftist weirdos think? Where’s the guy or gal or gender unspecified otherkin saying, “I want to give more money to the cops, and then have them aggressively confront and arrest criminals and send the people convicted of serious crimes to jail for a long, long time”? That’s what normal people think. That’s what the people you talk to in your daily life outside the corrupted and useless institutions the left has infiltrated think and say. That’s what people who aren’t idiots say. But you never hear that eminently reasonable view in the media.

Twitter as Prototype of the New High-Tech Totalitarianism

Roger L. Simon, The Epoch Times

Social media giants have been shielded from such liability by Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996, legislation enacted in the salad days of the Internet when few anticipated how these companies would evolve into global monopolies and concerns were different. President Trump has stepped in with an executive order essentially attempting to rein in Section 230. Some Democrats, including Joe Biden, have wanted to do the same thing—at least until Trump supported it. Now we’ll see. Trump is obviously using his bully pulpit to convince Twitter to play fair, but ultimately, this is a job for Congress to address.

Trump Executive Order Strikes At The Heart Of Social Media’s Leftist Censorship

President Trump’s Executive Order puts the Trump administration squarely behind our interpretation of Section 230 platform immunity: By making itself an editor of content, such a provider forfeits any protections from being deemed a "publisher or speaker" under subsection 230 (c) (1), which properly applies only to a provider that merely provides a platform for content supplied by others.

Censoring Social Media for 'Promoting Crime'

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

Eric Ciaramella's name is well-recognized as that of the alleged whistleblower. Liberal censorship is happening on YouTube and on Facebook. Journalist Tim Pool says he was suspended from Facebook for having used the name and linking to a Politico column by media critic Jack Shafer, who made the obvious point: "Journalists are supposed to report the news, not suppress it." Facebook told Pool, "Your post goes against our Community Standards on coordinating harm and promoting crime." Coordinating harm?! Promoting crime?! By this transparently political standard of protecting one party's (or country's) backstage operatives, the entire media are guilty — on one story after another, daily.

Learn From The ‘Funding Father’ Of The Conservative Movement How To Massively Grow Your Conservative Organization

By Richard A Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
On December 10, 2019 from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm in Washington, DC, I and three of America’s best conservative fundraisers who happen to work for our company, American Target Advertising, as well as NextAfter, a major Internet marketing company, will be offering a FREE seminar on how to defeat the Left by using direct mail and marketing to become a world-class conservative fundraiser.

The Only Media The Left Can’t Control

By Richard A Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
The news that Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has decided “his” platform will not accept political advertising for the 2020 election cycle may be the final signal to conservatives that the internet is no longer a space where liberty reigns supreme, but there is one media that the Left doesn't control and can't censor.

NPR vs. Breitbart

On October 1, 2019, without proof, NPR attacked Hungary for allegedly suppressing free speech. The hypocrisy of this was stunning, as NPR itself appears to be participating in a scheme to shut down an independent voice in the media: Breitbart News.

Maybe Now Congress Will Rein In The Tech Lords

It's good and long overdue that the GOP leadership finally figured out that you don’t feed your enemies – but the advertising money they are withholding from Twitter is a rounding error to these giant tech companies. What is really needed is serious, sustained and vigorously executed litigation and enforcement of anti-trust laws and Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.

Conservative Principles Do Not Require Us To Roll Over For Big Tech

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

Why not bar political discrimination in social media, internet infrastructure (like search engines) and in business in general? We correctly bar racial discrimination because it is unJudeo-Christian and unAmerican to create a caste of second-class citizens by denying some people the ability to equally participate in society. The political discrimination we see today bars citizens from full participation in society and in their own governance. A citizen who cannot express his ideas is crippled; a citizen who loses a bank account or can’t buy a gun to protect his family because some software maker doesn’t like the idea of peasants having pitchforks is no longer a citizen but a serf.

Brian Lamb Retires: How C-SPAN Started the Revolution Against TV’s Liberal Gatekeepers

By Richard A Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
Brian Lamb’s idea that, “We’re better off listening to everyone, no matter what they say, rather than us being the gatekeeper,” looks even more revolutionary today, in the era of social media censorship of conservatives, than it did in 1979 when he started C-SPAN.

Conservatives face a tough fight as Big Tech's censorship expands

Donald Trump Jr., The Hill

The logical endpoint of Big Tech’s free rein is far more troubling than conservative meme warriors losing their Twitter accounts. There is no conservative principle that even remotely suggests we are obligated to adopt a laissez-faire attitude while the richest companies on earth abuse the power we give them to put a thumb on the scale for our political enemies. If anything, our love of the free market dictates that we must do whatever is necessary to ensure that the free marketplace of ideas remains open to all.

The “Enemy Of The People” Media Were On The Wrong Side In The Revolution

It’s not their criticism of Donald Trump that has made many in the establishment media “the enemy of the people.” They earned the title by embracing progressive narratives on lopsided trade policies, open borders, the admission to our country of millions of unvetted “refugees," big government subsidies for special interests and other policies rejected in the 2016 Trump revolution.

Don't let Big Tech become Big Brother

Mark Penn, The Hill

Congress should remove the content liability exemption from companies exercising too much power over user content. Or, better yet, the industry should adopt a uniform published code with clear standards mirroring the Supreme Court and have tough cases judged by a panel that genuinely has equal numbers of liberals, moderates, and conservatives. Maybe we should have an internet freedom amendment to the Constitution.

InfoWars and the Rise of the Tech Fascists

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

These Silicon Valley dudes have more money and power than they know what do with, more than almost anyone else in the world, in fact.  What we seem to be on the brink of, if not over the brink, is a kind of techno fascism replete with the deepest kind of enforced conformity through the fusion of social media and the hardware produced by these companies. It's already beyond what Orwell and Huxley conceived. I'm the last person to argue for government intervention, but something has to be done before this goes any further.

Censorship: The Dark Heart Of The Democratic Party

Democrats demanding the “deplatforming” of those whose opinions they don’t like is the 21st century equivalent of pressuring papermakers to stop selling newsprint to newspapers that criticize the King and it gives voters a deep look into the dark, totalitarian heart of the new “progressive” Democratic Party.

Viguerie + Sixty-Two Conservative Leaders Demand Facebook End Discrimination Against Conservatives

Facebook official Campbell Brown, a former anchor on NBC and CNN, told attendees at a recent conference that Facebook would be censoring news publishers based on its own internal biases. Now CHQ Chairman Richard Viguerie and 62 other conservative leaders have demanded an end to the censorship of conservatives.

Part 3 of 3 Before There Was Facebook And Cambridge Analytica Conservatives Had The Viguerie Company

By Richard A Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
Much of the Liberal outrage at Facebook has nothing to do with Zuckerberg’s questionable business model for monetizing its user’s data. It is not outrage over privacy, rather it is the same kind of outrage that they have directed at me and other conservatives over the years; it is outrage that conservatives used Facebook to defeat liberals at the local, state and national level.

An Open Letter to Conservatives on Laura Ingraham

Jeffrey Lord, The American Spectator

Now is the time to fight back. To zero in on these advertisers and others and make it plain that this kind of bullying of conservatives — and in this case the bullying of a woman — has got to stop. And while you’re at it — let Fox News how you feel. The network gets hammered routinely for its conservative hosts — right now meaning Tucker Carlson, Hannity and Laura plus Fox and Friends and this is exactly the kind of moment to stand with them.

Joe and Mika: Censors at Large

Jeffrey Lord, The American Spectator

It is, admittedly, a bit mind-boggling to watch a one-time Republican Congressman turn into a hard core advocate of censorship, targeting the First Amendment rights of Americans when he isn’t going after their Second Amendment rights. But the world spins. And in the case of Joe Scarborough and Mika it is now spinning hard left — to a jackbooted, censored America that is as far from the Bill of Rights and freedom as it is possible to get.

GOP Senate Must Confirm Trump’s Conservative Nominees

It is unconscionable that a Republican Senate majority would facilitate the Far Left’s efforts to continue Obama's policies by not confirming immediately Trump nominees Ajit Pai and Russell Vought.