Russia threatens and censors tech companies; the US has nothing to say
How can we, when our White House is doing the same? Yet another way the anti-Covid “misinformation” campaign has backfired.
The Washington Post had a chilling story today on successful Russian efforts to intimidate technology and social media companies:
The piece goes on to explain that the censorship strategy seems to be “working,” at least for now. Buried in it, though, is this stunning admission:
Why would these companies expect that the United States would help them stand up to Russian censorship? They have begged American politicians to protect their rights to censor American journalists - and worked hand-in-glove with the White House on an enemies list.
When media and technology companies tolerate and even encourage this silky censorship threat from the Department of Homeland Security, they lose the moral high ground that protects them from Putin’s FSB thugs.
The choice is ever-clearer. Stand for free speech everywhere, or lose it everywhere.
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