(Natural News) The founder and president of a major media watchdog group says that the recent purging of Alex Jones and InfoWars from the social media gamut is far worse than just a “slippery slope” towards authoritarian censorship and the silencing of all voices that dare to speak out against the status quo.
In a recent statement picked up by Breitbart.com, Brent Bozell of the Media Research Center declared the move a “dangerous cliff,” emphasizing that YouTube, Apple, Facebook, Spotify, and many others have been co-opted into capitulating to the fascistic demands of fake news outlets like CNN.
Even though he doesn’t personally support Alex Jones, nor does he believe him to be a true conservative, Bozell says that it’s absolutely wrong for distributors of online content to blanket-ban him from their platforms. These flagrant censorship tactics, he says, highlight a “disturbing trend” towards totalitarianism and the complete elimination of free speech.
“Social media sites are supposedly neutral platforms, but they are increasingly becoming opportunities for the left and major media to censor any content that they don’t like,” Bozell says, noting that people who oppose murdering unborn babies, support the Second Amendment, or otherwise reject the liberal agenda are increasingly being “shadow banned” from social media.
“Conservatives are increasingly concerned that InfoWars is not the end point for those who want to ban speech. It’s just the beginning. We are rapidly approaching a point where censorship and opposing voices is the norm. That’s dangerous.”
Censorship is one of the ways that liberals shut down arguments they can’t win. Many of them can’t even have civil conversations about their beliefs because they get immediately triggered whenever others oppose them. To keep up with the latest news on liberal censorship, visit Censorship.news.
Liberals have redefined words like “harassment,” “assault,” and “violence” to include all viewpoints with which they disagree
In trying to explain the rationale behind the removal of Jones from their platforms, the social media cabal is claiming that his content contained “dehumanizing language,” and often targeted “people who are transgender, Muslims, and immigrants, which violates our hate speech policies.”
But this allegation hardly holds water, seeing as how all sorts of leftist hate speech that targets white people, Christians, and conservatives continues to pollute the social media world unabated. It’s a hypocritical double standard that gives the Left a free pass to spew as much hatred and vitriol as it wants in the name of “free speech,” while condemning all conservative viewpoints as “hate speech.”
The Left has even redefined the English language to fit its contorted agenda, claiming that right-wing beliefs and speech represent “harassment” or even “assault.” By reclassifying everything that upsets liberals as “violence,” for instance, the Left is trying to implement an Orwellian police state in which only leftist-approved viewpoints are allowed.
None of it is constitutional, of course. Depriving non-liberal voices from engaging in free speech is an absolute violation of the Bill of Rights, as it completely sidesteps due process. In this leftist paradigm, independent voices like Alex Jones who are falsely accused of “hate speech” are afforded no legal remedies with which to defend themselves as they’re forcibly silenced by the thought police.
“You’re banned without explanation … you cannot face your accusers … you cannot present evidence in your defense … and no evidence even needs to be cited against you,” warns Mike Adams, the Health Ranger.
Be sure to watch his video, “The censorship racket EXPLAINED,” at REAL.video. Adams explains how the blacklisting of Jones is just the beginning, warning that many others who educate about natural medicine, the health benefits of cannabis, and more also face potential censorship in the future.
“You can be de-platformed, censored, smeared, slandered and have your entire reputation and business utterly destroyed based entirely on rumors and lies backed up by extreme censorship to silence your dissent.”
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