Big Tech Swings the Hate Hammer Again

Big Tech Swings the Hate Hammer Again, by Jim Goad.

Within hours of each other last Sunday, tech monsters Apple, YouTube, Spotify, and Facebook banned nearly all content from Jones’s media outlet Infowars. Pinterest and LinkedIn followed suit on Monday. Every last outfit justified their decision by claiming that Jones peddled false conspiracy theories and hate speech.

It has been often said, but it apparently needs to be said so much more often and so much more loudly that ears start bleeding, that the endless calls to murder Donald Trump and to eliminate all white people — based on a baselessly cuckoo conspiracy that Donald Trump and all white people are calling for everyone else to be murdered — never seem to be crushed by the Big Tech Social Justice Hate Hammer for inciting violence or propagating false rumors.

To deny that Big Tech defines things such as “hate speech” and “conspiracy theories” through a strictly leftist ideological lens is to be either stupid, a liar, or a stupid liar who lies stupidly. …

YouTube relies on the insanely, um “urban” SPLC and ADL to flag any content remotely unpalatable to certain high-powered financial elites. When Google unveiled a fact-checking tool earlier this year, it only seemed to target right-of-center sites for scrutiny. Twitter recently banned Candace Owens — a black woman — merely for taking Dragon Lady Sarah Jeong’s anti-white tweets and substituting the word “Jewish” for “white.” …

I know of no similar instances of huge tech companies punishing leftists for thought crimes. I’m not saying they don’t exist, only that I haven’t heard of any, whereas the corporate “disappearing” of any little minnow bold enough not to swallow the Progressive Gospel hook, line, and sinker is a trend that only seems to escalate. …

Free speech. Oh no, private choice:

“But it’s not censorship because it’s corporations doing it rather than the government,” enthuse the very same people who hate corporations and cheer for suffocating levels of government intervention in every other aspect of life. Why is the snuffing out of non-leftist thought the ONLY case where these head cases LOVE the free market?

OK, so because of the First Amendment’s wording, none of this is technically censorship. But I’d like you to look me in the eyes and say it’s not “the deliberate silencing of certain ideas.” …

The media is hopelessly and forever biased (remember, leftists only hire fellow ideologues):

Reducing someone’s opinions about complex socio- and geopolitical struggles over land, resources, and ideas to a simple matter of “hate” is a form of gaslighting. It also can’t be proved or disproved. It’s cheap, weak, and sick.

The mainstream media also can’t seem to burp out the name “Alex Jones” without also belching out the term “conspiracy theorist” in the same sentence. …

Truth is the first casualty of war:

Again and again, the mainstream media justified Jones’s silencing by claiming he’d spread untrue rumors about the Sandy Hook school shooting, about Pizzagate, and about 9/11. I don’t know enough about any of Jones’s positions on these events to have an opinion either way.

What I do know is that this is the same mainstream media that spread false information, and also withheld crucial information, about the Rodney King incident and the Trayvon Martin incident and the Michael Brown incident to the point where dozens of people wound up dead and far more were beaten up, but even I — an alleged fascist totalitarian — am not calling for any of these outlets to be banned, only corrected.