Americans never thought they’d see the day where Big Tech was censoring everyday people for their political beliefs. But then the censorship went from everyday people to reporters, to government officials, and ultimately, the 45th President of the United States himself…and Americans are done being surprised.
Silicon Valley didn’t just delete Trump’s tweets or remove a few videos; they ERASED his entire existence on social media. He’s permanently banned on Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Facebook—where even the mere sound of his voice is prohibited—and many other platforms.
Now that Big Tech has gone as far as removing a U.S. president (while he was in office), it’s open season on all who dissent from the mainstream narrative or anything they arbitrarily decide goes against their “community guidelines” or “terms of service.”
Their next target? Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who I like to call “the Leader of the Free States.”
Big Tech feels so incredibly threatened by DeSantis that, on Wednesday YouTube removed a video of the governor’s public health roundtable with some of the nation’s most well-known anti-lockdown doctors at the Florida State Capitol.
Dr. Scott Atlas, Professor Sunetra Gupta, Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, and Dr. Martin Kulldorff met with DeSantis to examine the reasoning behind the state’s independent approach to pandemic recovery. The doctors discussed opposition to face mask wearing, science showing the inefficacy of lockdowns, why schools must re-open as soon as possible, whether contact tracing is effective, and the dangers of vaccine passports.
As these opinions starkly oppose those of the mainstream narrative pushed on Americans, which says that lockdowns work, face masks save lives, and vaccine passports are necessary for the new normal, YouTube promptly removed the video.
The Google-owned platform placed a flag on the original link stating, “This video has been removed for violating YouTube’s Community Guidelines.”
Although the video is no longer available on YouTube, it can still be found on the internet archives here.
This Orwellian-like erasure of history has become so routine these days that Americans have become desensitized to the insane fact that YouTube continues to suppress not just normal people, but elected government officials.
It’s disturbing that this is what life in America has become. Information is completely controlled by Big Tech companies that decide what we see or don’t see. Our perception of reality should not be in the hands of a few millionaires and billionaires who think they know what’s best for us.
Fortunately, with the emergence of several new, decentralized social media platforms rising to prominence, platforms like YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter will become irrelevant as others continue to grow.