President Donald Trump is about to start a war with Big Tech giants, and conservatives rejoice after being silenced by them for years. On Tuesday, Twitter stamped the President’s tweets with the dreaded ‘Get the facts’ label as Trump tweeted about issues using the mail-in ballots, a procedure the Democrats are pushing due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
By clicking the ‘Get the facts about mail-in ballots’ link, the user is taken to another Twitter page that claims Trump’s opinion on mail-in ballots “are unsubstantiated, according to CNN, Washington Post and others. Experts say mail-in ballots are very rarely linked to voter fraud.”
A furious Trump responded to Twitter’s actions and accused Twitter of “interfering in the 2020 Presidential Election.”
Earlier this month, Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order instructing all California counties to “send vote-by-mail ballots for the November 3, 2020 General Election to all registered voters.”
The liberal governor stated, “No Californian should be forced to risk their health in order to exercise their right to vote.”
On Tuesday, New York Times’ technology and opinion writer Kara Swisher wrote an op-ed article entitled, ‘Twitter Must Cleanse the Trump Stain’, urging Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to ban Donald Trump for tweeting about a “much-debunked and vile conspiracy theory” regarding the death of Lori Klausutis, a staffer of MSNBC host Joe Scarborough, who was then a Republican congressman.
Klausustis was found dead in Scarborough’s office in July of 2010. It was reported that Klausustis’s death was a result of heart failure and that she hit her head on a desk while passing out. However, there had been rumors of an affair between Klausustis and Scarborough. Trump recently tweeted about the incident.
Big Tech After Trump and Conservatives
Donald Trump is not the first conservative targeted by Big Tech. The list is long, especially after the election of Trump. Big Tech had supported Democrat Hillary Clinton in the Presidential Election.
In 2019, conservative actor James Woods was banned by Twitter. Woods, who tweeted often in support of Trump, was banned for quoting poet Ralph Waldo Emerson. It was deemed Woods’ tweet was “abusive behavior, an attempt to harass, intimidate, or silence someone else’s voice.”
Woods tweeted, “If you try to kill the King, you better not miss,” along with the hashtag, ‘#HangThemAll.’
In 2018, conservative talk show host Alex Jones of InfoWars, was banned by YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Apple, and Spotify. Liberal comedian, Stephen Colbert, praised the censorship of Jones, who interviewed Trump on InfoWars during the 2016 Presidential campaign, by doing a sketch insinuating that the InfoWars host wanted a “race war.”
With the 2020 Presidential campaign about to commence, expect Big Tech to continue to suppress and censor conservatives as the tech giants continue to try to manipulate public opinion to defeat President Trump and raise a Democrat into the White House.