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Obama Speech Pushes for More Social Media Censorship

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One of the hottest topics in this great nation of ours today is free speech – a cornerstone of our freedom and one of the rights that sets America apart from the rest of the world.

The ability to speak freely in the United States has been largely co-opted by private corporations in recent years, as social media companies continue to gobble up and privatize much of the “public square” over time.  This allows these Silicon Valley sultans to determine just what people can say in the places where it matters the most and has the most powerful reach.

And while the conservatives of our nation are railing against this corporate whitewashing of our national discussion, it appears as though progressives have moved to the sidelines to cheer it on.

Former President Barack Obama in a major speech on Thursday called for more regulation of social media content, in order to diminish “disinformation.”

The former president delivered a speech on the issue at Stanford University after spending months studying the subject.

He described himself as “pretty close to a First Amendment absolutist” but immediately clarified that it did not apply to social media companies.

“The First Amendment is a check on the power of the state. It doesn’t apply to private companies like Facebook and Twitter,” he said, calling for more “value judgements” on content moderation and censorship on social media.

Then, in a fascistic lurch toward authoritarianism…

“While content moderation can limit the distribution of clearly dangerous content, it doesn’t go far enough,” Obama added.

Americans, by our very DNA, should be erring on the side of freedom, but the Democrats don’t seem to have gotten that memo.

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Guest: Drew Allen – Conservative Political Analyst, Author, and Speaker ( DrewThomasAllen.com )
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1) U.S. warns Russia is engaged in a war of attrition – Reports from captures Russians reveal that Russian commanders are killing their own wounded and leaving their dead on the battlefield
2) Sweden after 200 years of neutrality formally requests to join NATO
3) Senate advances $40B to Ukraine for weapons and humanitarian aid
4) 234K migrant encounters at the border in April with no improvement in sight
5) Elon Musk slams Biden as a Teleprompter President
6) Democrats invoke a strategy to demonize MAGA – Radical group Moveon.org pumps in $30M to oppose MAGA candidates
*Meanwhile BLM founder paid $4M to her secretary, brother and father of her child – No surprise here
7) Key election today in Pennsylvania Republican Primary – OZ leads by only 2 points in key race
8) Biden goes to Buffalo to pay respects
9) Biden HHS loses Transgender case as Christian Alliance wins case in Federal Appeals Court on Gender-transition discrimination case

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