Missouri's most strident supporter of Prez Trump is pushing back against big tech and shaking his fist at Silicon Valley in a manner that has implications throughout the Internets.
However . . .
LOOK CLOSELY!!! MISSOURI SENATOR HAWLEY'S PROPOSED CRACKDOWN COULD ALSO LIMIT COMMENTS ON TKC AND FORUMS ACROSS THE INTERNETS FROM EVERY POLITICAL SPECTRUM!!!
The first hint of the legislation is sloppy and what he really opposes is the monopoly that Twitter has over the political conversation . . . This is easily solved with MORE FREEDOM FOR INTERNETS PUBLISHERS, PLATFORMS AND PROVIDERS, NOT LESS.
Still, the GOP launching a very big government crackdown on Internets discourse offer just a hint that both sides of the aisle aren't as different as partisan hacks might believe . . .
Nevertheless . . .
Most of this is simply political posturing with no real policy aim and simply a top level show of support for the brash style of the Prez Trump has once again captivated the entire nation.
Take a look:
Show-Me Senator Hawley Sending Message To Big Tech
'Big Tech' is subsidized by taxpayers and censors conservative speech, Missouri Republican Sen. Josh Hawley said Wednesday. In an interview on "Fox & Friends" with hosts Steve Doocy, Ainsley Earhardt, and Brian Kilmeade, Hawley said that Americans deserve answers from these companies.
Clipping Twitter’s Wings???
Sen. (R-Mo.) and Rep. (R-Fla.) on Wednesday separately announced they were both working on legislation to strip Twitter of federal protections that ensure the company is not held liable for what is posted on its platform.
Question Over Tags
A Republican senator asked Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Wednesday whether the social media giant's decision to fact-check President Donald Trump's tweets on mail-in voting was politically motivated. The move by the president's favorite social media platform to slap warning labels on his tweets "raises serious questions about whether Twitter targeted the President for political reasons," Sen.
Accordingly . . .
This move doesn't really scare TKC because we can always turn comments off and find new and exciting ways to chat with denizens of the discourse. However, we're more anxious to see if our Conservative readers want to crack down on Twitter and thereby limit many online platforms in the process . . .
You decide . . .