Internet Censorship: The Real Monopoly Threat

Source: Garrison Center
by Thomas L Knapp

“‘If [Donald] Trump and [Bernie] Sanders take the same position on Big Tech censorship,’ David Catron writes at The American Spectator, ‘the issue deserves serious attention.’ He’s right, but in pretty much the opposite of the way he intends. When the mainstream ‘right’ and ‘left’ agree on anything, that’s almost always a blazing neon sign warning us that our freedoms are under threat. Catron (and Trump and Sanders) want the US government to seize control of social media platforms and dictate which users those platforms must accept and what kind of content those platforms must permit publication of. They don’t put it quite that baldly, of course, but who would? Their cause is implicit in their criticisms of ‘Big Tech’ as a ‘monopoly,’ which requires government regulation to promote competition in the ‘marketplace of ideas.'” (07/12/21)