Not that the flaming liberals who run Silicon Valley’s tech giants need any encouragement but the mayor of the biggest city in the fascist U.K. is demanding that social media increase their censorship of views that don’t mesh with the globalist agenda.
The Muslim mayor of London who is an avowed enemy of President Trump took his act to the SXSW festival in Texas this week where he threatened American social media and internet companies that they had better get very serious about cracking down on “hate speech” or else. In adapting the totalitarianism of his American leftist counterparts, Sadiq Khan wants to shut down free speech and political dissent from anyone who he doesn’t agree with.
In this country, we already see where this is leading as conservatives are banned from social media by companies using scummy leftist organizations like the Southern Poverty Law Center as thought police and speakers are regularly shouted down and intimidated on campuses by communist radicals. What Khan and his ilk envision is an environment where they will be the only ones who are able to freely communicate and all others will be severely punished.
He even brought a bunch of mean tweets to make his case.
— Business Insider (@businessinsider) March 12, 2018
According to Business Insider “The mayor of London read racist tweets about himself during SXSW as a plea for Facebook and Twitter to stop hate speech”:
London Mayor Sadiq Khan made a moving plea for tech companies to take on hate speech at the annual SXSW conference in Austin, Texas, on Monday.
During his talk, the mayor read racist tweets about himself.
“I say kill the mayor of London and you’ll be rid of one Muslim terrorist,” Khan read aloud. “I’d pay for someone to execute Sadiq Kahn.”
Khan, the first Muslim mayor of a Western capital city, said he read the half a dozen tweets or so not to “be portrayed as a victim” or “ask for sympathy, but to illustrate that big tech has further to go in making the internet free of hate speech.
“But ask yourself this, what happens when young boys and girls from minority backgrounds see this kind of thing on their timelines or experience this themselves?” Kahn said.
Kahn warned that tweets like the ones addressed to him send a message to minority children that if they don’t look a certain way or subscribe to the same establishment beliefs, they will grow up thinking there’s no path for them in high-profile careers.
“We simply must do more to protect people online,” Kahn said.
Kahn urged companies like Facebook and Twitter to show “a stronger duty of care,” so that “social media platforms can live up to their promises to connect, unify, and democratize the sharing of information and be places where everyone feels welcomed and valued.”
The London mayor offered a few recommendations. He suggested that Facebook and Twitter remove offensive content and misinformation faster. If they don’t, he said, they should face fines.
Jolly Old England is very quickly coming to resemble the dystopian hellhole from such movies as “V for Vendetta” and “Children of Men” as the Queen’s subjects have their rights crushed under the jackboot of censorship and a police state that will throw people into prison over their social media post.
It’s a perfect place for a petty authoritarian like Khan and his fellow globalists who give American tech corporations their marching orders.
Unlike the U.K., we have a First Amendment in this country and while big corporations are able to hide behind being private entities, there are increasing calls for government regulation now that Google, Twitter, and Facebook have become monopolies that dominate internet advertising.
One of the biggest problems with this is that the Silicon Valley mandarins are overwhelmingly liberal and many are outspoken supporters of Democrats. For the time being, they will be able to censor Trump supporters and conservatives with impunity but there is already a move back to the traditional internet and the variety of websites where freedom of speech is valued and diverse opinions are allowed.
It may take awhile but the big social media platforms are already on their way to extinction. That day will come all the sooner if the Democrats and their globalist allies continue with their overreach and get wiped out in the 2020 election.
There will be a day of reckoning that will shake Silicon Valley to its core unless the censorship and choking off revenue to stifle conservatives stops.