BY KEVIN DOWNEY JR. | P J MEDIA
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Drain the Tech Swamp
Former President Trump announced today he is suing
big-tech companies Facebook, Twitter, and Google in the Southern District of
“Today I’m filing as the lead class representative a
major class-action lawsuit against the big-tech giants Facebook, Google and
Twitter and [CEOs] Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey, and Sundar Pichai,” Mr. Trump
said at a press conference at his luxury golf resort in Bedminster, N.J.
“We are demanding an end to the shadow-banning, a stop to
the silencing, and a stop to the blacklisting, banishing, and canceling that
you know so well,” he continued.
Trump was permanently booted from Twitter and temporarily
banned from Facebook following the mostly peaceful (no, really) January 6
Capitol protest that turned somewhat violent when Trump supporters, armed with
flags and donning MAGA hats, breached the Capitol and scared commie
politicians. No word on when members of Antifa and BLM will be held responsible
for their year-long attack on American cities—which were planned on Facebook.
Wealthy Marxist CEO of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg decided
on January 7 that Trump would be suspended from Facebook, stating that Trump
used his profile to “incite violent insurrection against a democratically
elected government.” Facebook extended the ban last month to at least January
Trump snapped back at Zuckerpig’s decision, stating:
“Next time I’m in the White House there will be no more dinners, at his
request, with Mark Zuckerberg and his wife. It will be all business,”
suggesting he may run for president in 2024.
FACT-O-RAMA! To date, no sedition charges have been filed against a Capitol rioter or protestor.
Trump said the suits against the big-tech goliaths will
show that the companies enact “censorship of the American people.” Hailing the
suits as a “beautiful development for our freedom of speech,” Trump said,
“we’re going to hold Big Tech very accountable.”
Big-tech companies have a habit of banning conservatives.
Twitter banned the New York Post for its exposé on
Hunter Biden’s laptop, stating that the information was false. The story turned
out to be accurate. None of the big-techs have banned left-wing news sites for
reporting the myth of Trump/Russian collusion over a two-year stretch.
Kevin Downey, Jr. Is a comedian and columnist. When he
isn't writing or performing on stage he is collecting surf records and perhaps
practicing his mixologist skills at his tiki bar. His apartment, the Atomic
Bunker, looks like it was furnished from George Jetson's garage sale.
47% BELIEVE BIG TECH COMPANIES ACTIVELY
SUPPORTED BIDEN IN 2020; 10% SAY THEY SUPPORTED TRUMP
Twenty percent (20%) believe that the companies remained
neutral and 23% are not sure.
In every measured demographic group, more voters believed
that the companies supported Biden rather than Trump. Even Democrats, by a
3-to-1 margin, held that view.
Other data showed that 78%
of voters believe tech companies like Twitter, Facebook, and Google could
swing the results of the election to benefit their preferred candidate.
Additionally, 62% believe technology companies have too much influence on our
politics and political campaigns.
Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act gives big
tech companies special immunity from prosecution for things posted on their
platforms. Since they received this immunity from the government, 63%
of voters believe they should they be required to abide by the 1st Amendment
guarantee of free speech.
Sixty-eight percent (68%) of voters believe it
is more important to ensure that social media companies operate fairly rather
than protecting the companies from government interference. A Scott
Rasmussen national survey found that 19% disagree and believe protecting social
media companies from government interference is the higher priority.
Note: Neither Scott Rasmussen,
ScottRasmussen.com, nor RMG Research, Inc. have any affiliation with Rasmussen
Reports. While Scott Rasmussen founded that firm, he left more than seven years
ago and has had no involvement since that time.