Kremlin and European Union officials denounce Big Tech for shutting down free speech, “The fact that platforms like Twitter and Facebook decide who can speak freely is dangerous,”
“And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed
–if all records told the same tale–then the lie passed into
history and became truth. “Who controls the past,” ran the
Party slogan, “controls the future: who controls the present
controls the past.”…George Orwell, “1984″
“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.”…Joseph Goebbels
“”You’re a traitor!” yelled the boy. “You’re a thought criminal!””...George Orwell, “1984”
From Just The News January 18, 2021.
“Kremlin joins European Union officials in denouncing Big Tech for squelching free speech online
The Big Tech giants wielded extraordinary power over the freedom of speech online, international officials said.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Monday joined calls from European Union officials to reign in the censorship power of Big Tech. In a Moscow news conference, Lavrov characterized the tech giants as extra-governmental entities that impose their own rules on public discourse.
“Let’s hope that American society will not let its elites use blatant censorship, flagrant infringement of the Constitution and international commitments in its struggle against one other,” Lavrov said in the Jan. 18 news conference. “If it fails to cope with this problem, we all should be ready to face the consequences of such a failure of the American state, and these consequences would be very serious for the global arena.”
“”The fact that platforms like Twitter and Facebook decide who can speak freely is dangerous,” said Dutch politician Kim van Sparrentak, a Member of the European Parliament.”