It’s so cliche now for me to rail against “big tech”. Aside from the government itself, it’s the biggest boogeyman in modern times. Therefore, I’m just going to cut straight to the chase: YouTube is terrified of Tulsi Gabbard. They don’t want you to hear her words. They don’t want you to read her name. They want to engineer the way you think in a way that Russian trolls only dream of doing.
Google Ads, the world’s largest ad delivery platform, has now taken a stand against the Second Amendment.
In their updated terms of service, emailed to all program participants on September 30, 2019, Google Ads announced that they will be throttling ad revenue to pages that relate to “Guns, gun parts, and related accessories.”
As a result, gun-related websites that rely on ad traffic will see decreased revenue.
Recently, Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard went on Tucker Carlson, defending her decision to sue Google for allegedly suspending her campaign ads. According to Gabbard, this move on behalf of Google constitutes “election interference.” Gabbard further went on to say that her lawsuit would underscore the extensive power of Big Tech, and shed light on its violation of free speech. Gabbard’s gripes are very reminiscent of the feelings many conservatives also have towards Big Tech.
Day by day, Big Tech companies, such as Facebook and Twitter, have been shutting down the accounts of various figures they deem “controversial”; among these are Alex Jones and Louis Farrakhan. Like Gabbard, many conservatives proclaim that this is an infringement on the right to free speech and liken big tech companies onto monopolies. Thus, they assert that the solution is for the government to punish these companies.
Jack Parkos | @laissez_faire76
In a recent tweet, presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard discussed her stance on big tech’s suppression of free speech. Gabbard came out against the suppression of speech by both big government and big tech companies. She stood to defend free speech, civil liberties, and privacy, calling them “essential to our American values.” Many believe that free speech has been in danger of suppression recently.
It’s no secret that Josh Hawley is not a friend of liberty. From his disastrous minimum wage hike plan to wishing for the death of Facebook, he has quickly cemented his place as one of Congress’ most authoritarian members (and that really says something). But on Tuesday, Hawley took another dangerous step away from freedom; the first-term senator now hopes to ban tech companies’ use of psychology to help bring in revenue.