WORST Censorship in August: 5 Ways Big Tech Silenced Online Discussion
Big Tech corporations have increasingly censored more prominent politicians and celebrities as the woke executives in charge seemingly try to appease their radical Silicon Valley employees and the left. Online platforms targeted many well-known personalities last month and restricted their access to reach broader audiences with their ideas. No one appeared safe.
YouTube reportedly suspended Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) for calling out a prior case of the platform’s censorship. Paul discussed masking and the federal government’s COVID-19 response with Newsmax in a previous video that YouTube reportedly removed. The senator created another video protesting the platform’s censorship but was reportedly suspended for seven days after uploading it. And in another case of digital overreach, Google demonetized a Daily Mail column from former talk show host Piers Morgan that simply criticized Olympic gymnast Simone Biles for abandoning her team at the Tokyo Olympic Games. Morgan is known for holding liberal opinions on issues but has remained an advocate for free speech.
Big Tech corporations are extending their reach and are no longer simply targeting conservatives.