“The Justice Department has opened a broad antitrust inquiry into whether Silicon Valley giants are unlawfully stifling competition. The announcement under Attorney General William Barr confirms that Facebook, Google and Amazon are all in the crosshairs, significantly ratcheting up the pressure on Big Tech as lawmakers also conduct their own hearings into issues of privacy, hate speech and content moderation.”
Via Fox News
Dimocrat congresswoman Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, of course! Which the cowardly, dishonest enemies of the people have been covering up. President Trump has now outed her.
PJMedia throws in alleged in their headline, but their reporter says there’s loads of evidence that Omar married her brother to defraud immigration.
UPDATE: Some of that evidence was uncovered by Scott Johnson of Powerline: “…Omar is also probably the first state legislator to have taken out a marriage certificate naming her brother as her husband. If so, she is certainly also the first state legislator—Muslim or not—to be married to her brother (the marriage would be illegal and void ab initio under Minnesota law), while also having a “cultural” husband, who happens to be the father of her children. And if so, I want to emphasize, I believe that her purpose was certainly dishonest, rather than incestuous or romantic.”
Given Breitbart’s popularity, Google’s planning to de-platform the conservative news site’s advertising could finally bring such liberal censorship to a screaming halt. Could government regulation be far behind?
Via Goldstein Web
“The totalitarian nature of Political Correctness is revealed nowhere more clearly than on college campuses, many of which at this point are small ivy covered North Koreas, where the student or faculty member who dares to cross any of the lines set up by the gender feminist or the homosexual-rights activists, or the local black or Hispanic group, or any of the other sainted “victims” groups that PC revolves around, quickly find themselves in judicial trouble.
“Within the small legal system of the college, they face formal charges – some star-chamber proceeding – and punishment. That is a little look into the future that Political Correctness intends for the nation as a whole.”
Written nineteen years ago and still relevant, prophetic even.
Via Accuracy In Academia
“There’s no easy way out of this mess—perhaps no way out at all. All of the solutions that have thus far been proposed—breaking up the tech monopolies, removing federal Section 230 protections from social media platforms, and creating alternatives to them—are fraught with possible unintended consequences that could make things even worse.
“Whistleblowers like Cochran offer some hope. Perhaps there are more who will come forward to expose what’s going on in the board rooms and on Slack channels at the Big Tech giants. And maybe, just maybe, they’ll realize that marginalizing half of America is bad for business and change their ways. Don’t hold your breath.”
Via PJMedia (banned by Pinterest)
Saw an ad the other day for Hillsdale College seeking $100 plus donations by offering DVDs of its course on Mark Twain (another of which I took more than fifty years ago at Maryland) with the pitch that his Huckleberry Finn is banned by many American high schools. And more than a few colleges and universities, I imagine.
Because it has the word nigger in it. And a slave character who seems to be taking his slavery in stride. Though Huck is overtly opposed to slavery and racism.
Eleven years later and it’s still banned, eleven years after, that is, I read old Huckleberry to Mr. Boy (then eight years old) who enjoyed it immensely. Primarily, I suspect, because of Huckleberry’s disdain for school and the pc of his own day. The 20th century’s Holden Caulfield is a poor substitute.
Fortunately Huck is not out of print yet (if it’s not censored—sometimes called condensed—as many editions are) and you could enjoy it for yourself.
Censoring Net news that doesn’t conform to the liberal narrative, that is.
It’s been going on for a while now at Facebook and Instagram, where it often is leftist readers marking conservative news as spam. There’s a war out there.