by Donna Martinez
Former Senior Writer and Editor, John Locke Foundation
And now you know why 1984 is a bestseller in 2021. As I pointed out recently:
Free speech and free thought. If we don’t defend them, we won’t have them.
Here’s what George Washington University constitutional law professor Jonathan Turley has to say about the White House’s talk of censorship for “misinformation.” Remember, Turley is a self-described liberal.
Keep in mind that these companies already have the largest censorship system in our history. It is being managed by private corporations but directed to some extent by government officials. Just this week, the White House admitted it has been flagging “misinformation” for Facebook to censor. This outsourcing of censorship allows government officials to do indirectly what they cannot do directly. It creates the specter of a type of shared shadow state.
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