It’s Time to Take Away Government’s Social Media Privileges

Source: Garrison Center
by Thomas L Knapp

“Over the last few years, we’ve watched as politicians and bureaucrats of both major parties lean hard on social media platforms to act as, at turns, their unwilling soapbox providers and proxy censors. Having spent decades browbeating and bribing the ‘mainstream media’ into remaking itself as a stenography pool which reliably parrots every ‘official’ pronouncement as indisputable fact, the American political class is beside itself over Internet freedom. That freedom frustrates the state’s near-monopoly on shaping public opinion. If there’s one thing politicians can’t stand, it’s competition. What can we do about it, though? … Short of abolishing the state itself (which I’m all for), there’s only one way to get the Donald Trumps, Joe Bidens, Josh Hawleys, and Adam Schiffs out of the social media bullying business. We need to take away their social media access. Completely.” (07/21/21)