Random Quotations – Free Speech – August 9th, 2020

Four items in total…

“Malkin was understandably distraught at this unanticipated violent turn of events and expressed frustration that Denver police, who were visibly present in the area, did nothing to stop the attacks or to allow the peaceful pro-police rally to continue… Until recently, violence of this kind to suppress conservative free speech was largely limited to the nation’s leftist-dominated college campuses. Obviously, a new page has now been turned as many of America’s leading cities – all of them under Democrat party control – have abandoned enforcing laws big and small. The expression of free speech is now openly threatened off the campuses. Which one of the Bill of Rights will be next?” – Peter Barry Chowka, “Michelle Malkin beaten by BLM thugs and prevented from speaking at Denver pro-police rally” – American Thinker, July 20th, 2020.

“Google’s share of the search engine market is nearly 90%, both in the US and worldwide, and Facebook has almost an equally strong monopoly in social networking. They are the gatekeepers to the Internet, and does it really make sense to allow them to have the power to ‘disappear’ whatever websites or political candidates they don’t like? Should the phone companies be able to permanently cut off your service if you say something they don’t like?” – Ron Unz, “Being totally ‘disappeared’ by Google” – Unz Review, July 22nd, 2020.

“It wouldn’t take long before the left called for censoring or banning anyone to the right of Communism under the guise of protecting us from ‘hate speech’ and ‘misinformation.’ Now, the left’s Orwellian censorship crusade has set its sights on the next frontier: ban all comments… Recently, Yahoo replaced its comment section with the following disclaimer: ‘Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting…’.” – Bode Lang, “Banning comments to protect the fake news media monopoly” – American Thinker, July 27th, 2020.

“Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter and other leading technology companies are joining with the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), the world’s leading organization combating anti-Semitism and hate of all kinds, to establish a Cyberhate Problem-Solving Lab to counter the growing amount of hate speech online. Engaging engineers and focused on technical solutions, the companies and ADL will collaborate to exchange ideas, investigate areas of common risk and opportunity, and seek to devise new approaches to identify and address cyberhate.” – From the article “Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter, and ADL announce lab to engineer new solutions to stop cyberhate” appearing on the ADL website in 2017, quoted by Chris Rossetti in “I guess that’s why they call it Jewgle” – National Vanguard, August 7th, 2020. (I disapprove of the title, but this is an important and informative article. It can be read here).