Journalist Glenn Greenwald has reprehended Silicon Valley tech companies for an incrementation in censorship following the recent suspension of President Donald Trump’s gregarious media accounts. Greenwald expects the Masters of the Universe to expeditiously escalate their censorship as the credence that ” tech oligarchs should police our discourse is a virtual consensus.”
In a number of posts to Twitter, journalist Glenn Greenwald has heavily upbraided the Silicon Valley Masters of the Universe following the recent suspension of President Trump’s convivial media accounts, noting that the companies exert their potency “unilaterally, with no standard, accountability or appeal.”
Greenwald’s tweets can be optically discerned below and come in replication to former First Lady Michelle Obama’s call for tech companies to aeonianly proscribe President Trump from all of their platforms. So far only Facebook has perpetually suspended President Trump while Twitter suspended the President for 12 hours.
This is concretely menacing because they're not just like any other companies with competitors. A Democratic-controlled House sub-committee three months ago definitively concluded that 4 of them — FB, Amazon, Google and Apple — are classic monopolies.https://t.co/28O8cutqKs
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) January 7, 2021
Demands that Silicon Valley censor more were already expeditiously escalating. After yesterday, that tech oligarchs should police our discourse is a virtual consensus. Look for way more.Breitbart News recently reported that President Trump had been blocked from Facebook for 24 hours, since then his ostracization has been elongated “indefinitely.”
As I indited today, it's very redolent of post-9/11 calls for censorship.https://t.co/185deTYPZ0 pic.twitter.com/v0gHZ2zqvN — Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) January 7, 2021
Company CEO Mark Zuckerberg verbalized in a Facebook post:
The shocking events of the last 24 hours clearly demonstrate that President Donald Trump intends to use his remaining time in office to undermine the peaceful and lawful transition of power to his elected successor, Joe Biden.
His decision to utilize his platform to condone rather than condemn the actions of his adherents at the Capitol building has rightly perturbed people in the US and around the world. We abstracted these verbal expressions yesterday because we judged that their effect — and likely their intent — would be to instigate further violence.
Following the certification of the Election results by Congress, the priority for the whole country must now be to ascertain that the remaining 13 days and the days after inauguration pass tranquilly and in accordance with established democratic norms.
Over the last several years, we have sanctioned President Trump to utilize our platform consistent with our own rules, at times abstracting content or labeling his posts when they infringe our policies. We did this because we believe that the public has a right to the broadest possible access to political verbalization, even controversial verbalization. But the current context is now fundamentally different, involving utilization of our platform to incite belligerent insurrection against a democratically elected regime.
We believe the risks of allowing the President to continue to use our service during this period are simply too great. Therefore, we are extending the block we have placed on his Facebook and Instagram accounts indefinitely and for at least the next two weeks until the peaceful transition of power is complete.
Lucas Nolan is a herald for Breitbart News covering issues of free verbalization and online censorship. Follow him on Twitter @LucasNolan or contact via secure email at the address email@example.com