I do not agree with the author's assessment of the 2020 elections, however he makes a strong obvious point in regards to precedent of freedom of speech - John Katz, Editor, The American Dossier.
The decision announced by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg yesterday to close down Trump’s page for the rest of his presidency, perhaps indefinitely, represents the most profound assertion yet of Big Tech’s right to police democratic politics.
At a stroke, unaccountable billionaire capitalists have decided to deprive a democratically elected president – the leader of the free world, no less – access to a large part of what now constitutes the public square.
A line has been crossed that can never be uncrossed.
And yet, among commentators and politicos, many of them liberals and left-wingers, this has been met not with shock and horror, but a boneheaded chorus of ‘what took you so long?’.
No one can plausibly defend what Donald Trump has said and done, online and off, in recent days.
His praise of the cosplaying loons who stormed the Capitol Building in Washington, DC yesterday, a violent attempt to thwart the process by which Joe Biden’s election victory was being affirmed by Congress, was despicable.
His claim that the presidential election was rigged is based on little more than bullshit conspiracy theories.
He is sowing distrust in the democratic process purely to protect his own wounded ego.
But none of that justifies the action Facebook and other tech giants have now taken (YouTube also removed one of Trump’s videos; Twitter banned three of his tweets and handed him a temporary suspension, and it is now being egged on to make it permanent).