Tucker Carlson Scorches Big Tech As ‘Censorship Cartel’

Posted on Thu 11/19/2020 by

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By Alexander Hall ~

Fox News host Tucker Carlson has grown tired of hearings that appear to have no effect on censorship, but hammered one critical moment that could change it all.

Carlson had a fiery broadcast where he laid waste to Big Tech and its enablers in politics on Nov. 17. While Carlson acknowledged that many Americans are bored with hearings that seem to change nothing, he saw one spark of hope: “[F]or one brief moment today, you got the feeling that maybe actual progress was being made.” Carlson recalled how Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) raked Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg over the coals for a program called “Tasks,” which whistleblowers have alleged allows Facebook to “communicate with counterparts at Twitter and Google” and “effectively coordinate their censorship efforts.”

Carlson made sure his audience understood just how dystopian this collusion can be:

“Got that? They’re all in it together. The tech companies amount to a censorship cartel. Mark Zuckerberg did not deny this. Instead he conceded it would be, quote: ‘Probably pretty normal for people to talk to their peers in the industry.’ And so, yes, it is all real. Silicon valley acts as one. The tech oligarchs joined forces to censor their political opponents. You may be one of them.”

Carlson contrasted his audience with Senator Chris Coons (D-DE), who, rather than being concerned about censorship, pushed Big Tech leadership for even more. Carlson shared a clip where Coons asked:

“Do you, Mr. Dorsey, have policies against deep fakes or manipulated media against COVID-19 misinformation, against things that violate civic integrity, but you don’t have a stand-alone climate change misinformation policy, why not? … Helping to disseminate climate denialism, in my view, further facilitates and accelerates one of the greatest existential threats to our world.”

“Chris Coons’ point,” Carlson proposed, is that people who disagree with him are “an existential threat to our world” who “must be silenced.”

Carlson warned his audience that Coons is part of a much larger phenomenon that is just getting started: “Coons would be delighted with a country that cannot think for itself, a nation of passive consumers that takes its orders from tech oligarchs … Shut up and obey, or we will make you be quiet. That’s the message they’re sending, collectively.”

Conservatives are under attack. Contact Facebook headquarters at 1-650-308-7300 and Twitter at (415) 222-9670, and contact your representatives and demand that Big Tech be held to account to mirror the First Amendment while providing transparency, clarity on “hate speech” and equal footing for conservatives. If you have been censored, contact us at the Media Research Center contact form, and help us hold Big Tech accountable.

Alexander Hall contributes posts at the NewsBusters site, and he is a staff writer for MRC TechWatch.

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