Obama Demands A Crackdown On Conservatives Online NOW, Says They Are ‘The Single Biggest Threat To Our Democracy’
Former President Barack Obama is back in the news and during an interview with The Atlantic said that big tech platforms that allow conservative views are “the single biggest threat to our democracy.”
Obama demands regulations to crack down on speech he finds threatening:
“At the end of the day, we’re going to have to find a combination of government regulations and corporate practices that address this, because it’s going to get worse. If you can perpetrate crazy lies and conspiracy theories just with texts, imagine what you can do when you can make it look like you or me saying anything on video. We’re pretty close to that now.”
The former president then attacked big tech from both angles.
“The degree to which these companies are insisting that they are more like a phone company than they are like The Atlantic, I do not think is tenable. They are making editorial choices, whether they’ve buried them in algorithms or not.”
Obama did concede that big tech technically can censor Americans for any view. “The First Amendment doesn’t require private companies to provide a platform for any view that is out there,” Obama said.
According to the former president, he’s going to get some of his cronies together to “work with the media and with the tech companies to find ways to inform the public better about the issues and to– bolster the standards that ensure we can separate truth from fiction.”
It’s only a matter of time before we have an office of truth and facts.
Conservatives have seen the writing on the wall and have started heading to Parler.
As you see from Brian Stelter this is freaking them out.
.@brianstelter: “Conservatives are saying they’re leaving Twitter and Facebook going off to Parler because they believe Parler is a safer space for them.
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) November 14, 2020