ICYMI – Nobody is surprised to learn that a dark money group linked to Hillary Clinton is behind the advertising rebellion targeting Twitter. It’s clearly an attempt to ensure continued censorship of free speech. Respected political analyst Jonathan Turley wants the public to know all about “Accountable Tech” and a letter they wrote to progressive Twitter advertisers.
Clinton allies extort censorship
It hasn’t been hard to see that the left has been working round the clock to stomp out free speech for years. Recent headlines have a double message to political analyst Jonathan Turley.
The reports indicate to him that Hillary Clinton has “unleashed her allies in the corporate world.” She set loose her hounds to coerce Elon Musk into restoring censorship policies or face bankruptcy. Basically, it’s economic extortion.
Accountable Tech has been linked to Hillary Clinton and her progressive interests ever since they teamed up on the “Onward Together” effort. Their latest move reveals to Turley “the level of Democrat panic.”
— Avi Asher-Schapiro (@AASchapiro) November 12, 2022
They’re terrified that “free speech could be restored on one social media platform.” Convinced that one bad apple will spoil the entire social media barrel, Democrats are worried that losing control over Twitter “could result in a loss of control over social media generally.”
Clinton and others, Turley writes, “have called on foreign companies to pass censorship laws to prevent Elon Musk from restoring free speech protections on Twitter.”
He thinks they’re addicted to the power trip. Or, as he calls it, “years of using censorship-by-surrogates in social media companies” for “good old-fashioned state censorship.”
Accountable Tech was responsible for the “effort to send a letter to top Twitter advertisers.” One calculated to force Elon Musk into accepting “non-negotiable” requirements for what amounts to political censorship. Hillary Clinton has a lot at stake.
It’s no surprise that government welfare case General Motors was “one of the first to pull its advertising.” They spent millions when the platform was censored down hard. They still support Chinese intelligence outlet TikTok. Free speech is unthinkable.
“Twitter has been denounced for years for its bias against conservative and dissenting voices, including presumably many GM customers on the right.”
“None of that was a concern for GM but the pledge to restore free speech to Twitter warrants a suspension.” Hillary Clinton is throwing her weight behind the effort to make sure it succeeds.
The letter speaks for itself, whining about “the potential cascading effect if free speech is restored.” They think Twitter abiding by the Constitution will encourage the rest by “ratcheting up pressure on the likes of Facebook and YouTube to follow suit.”
Free speech, the Clinton linked group writes, will only invite “disinformation, hate, and harassment.” Not only that, hiding as “free speech,” the policy will “silence and endanger marginalized communities, and tear at the fraying fabric of democracy.” We don’t have mob rule “democracy” for a reason. We have a “Republic.” If, that is, we can keep it.