Brad Parscale was Donald Trump’s 2016 digital media director.
Today he serves as Trump’s 2020 campaign manager.
And the warning he just issued about social media platforms should have the right on edge.
Social media platforms are actively “seeking to silence and censor conservative opinions,” Parscale warns.
In an op-ed in the Washington Examiner Parscale argues websites like Facebook and Twitter “are stifling online speech, warping the national discourse, and obstructing the free flow of ideas. Big Tech is not just biased against conservatives – it is actively trying to silence them and deprive them of online platforms.”
Parscale pointed to numerous examples, like Facebook and Twitter banning ads from GOP congressional candidate Elizabeth Heng who highlighted her parents personal story of escaping the communist killing fields of Cambodia, and activist Candace Owens who was suspended from Twitter for trolling the racist, anti-white New York Times editorial board member Sarah Jeong by replacing Jeong’s references to “whites” in tweets with “Jews” and “blacks.”
Big Tech’s anti-conservative bias is positively institutional. Facebook, Google (YouTube), and Twitter all work with the Southern Poverty Law Center, a far-left organization with a proven track record of anti-conservative bias, to decide what is and isn’t “hate speech.”
Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like Big Tech is set to return to its free speech roots anytime soon. The Left clearly no longer values free speech at all.
What we are seeing in Big Tech is the inherent totalitarian impulse of the Left come into full focus. The Left is losing at the ballot box, and there are some signs it is starting to lose the culture war too. The free and open Internet has been indispensable in spreading conservative ideas, and it was indispensable in getting Donald Trump elected president — and now the Left wishes to destroy it.
The giants of Silicon Valley must be challenged and reminded of what made the Internet so great in the first place. They must be stopped from turning the Internet into Big Brother.
Parscale is far from the only one sounding alarm bells, but it’s up to conservatives to do something about it.
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What are your thoughts? Should the right be worried about Big Tech’s efforts to censor and silence conservative and libertarian opinions?