Tech giants close to stomping out free elections

Tuesday, June 30, 2020
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Steve Jordahl (OneNewsNow.com)

Trump tweet: No collusionSocial networks are ganging up on President Trump, and according to one expert, it could cost him his re-election.

Twitch, Amazon's version of Twitter, temporarily banned President Trump's account on Monday citing two violations of its hate speech policy regarding Trump's 2016 announcement that he was running for office.

"When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best. … They're bringing drugs," the president tweeted. "They're bringing crime. They're rapists, and some, I assume, are good people."

Twitch also took issue with the president calling a fictionalized criminal an "hombre" during his recent rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Dan Gainor of MRC TechWatch says this comes on the heels of Facebook announcing it would start labeling certain political posts as problematic.

"Big Tech is trying to fix the presidential election," Gainor asserts. "Understand when I say that I'm not just making that up. They are genuinely trying to fix the presidential election."

Gainor

Facebook has been getting pressure from corporate America, with companies pulling their advertising from the platform because CEO Mark Zuckerberg was not sufficiently toeing the militant anti-Trump line.

"They think if they can control what information people get in – whether it's Google or Twitter or Facebook or YouTube or Pinterest -- then they can fix the election," Gainor offers. "They're probably right; they probably can."

But if they are successful, he warns that America will never have another free election. "It will just be decided by whoever works for the tech companies," he says.

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