Americans around the nation have long reviled Big Tech, believing that the overlords of Silicon Valley have far too much power over the will and whims of the populace. Platforms like Facebook and Twitter have the power to silence entire political movements if they wish, or spread hysteria where none should have ever existed in the first place.
Or, in the case of the 45th President of the United States, they have the power to reroute him through the mainstream media, where he can be muted, refuted, or simply omitted altogether.
The banning of Trump from Facebook and Twitter accomplished just that – disallowing the sitting President to speak directly to the American people in real time. Instead, the President was at the mercy of the media, who were increasingly choosing not to broadcast his words live.
Now, their comeuppance is looming over the horizon.
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Former President Donald Trump announced Wednesday he is filing suits against three of the country’s biggest tech companies: Facebook, Twitter and Google, as well as their CEOs.
Trump said he was serving as lead plaintiff in the class-action suits, claiming he has been wrongfully censored by the companies.
Trump was not mincing his words.
“We’re demanding an end to the shadow-banning, a stop to the silencing and a stop to the blacklisting, banishing and canceling that you know so well,” Trump said at a news conference at his Bedminster, New Jersey golf course.
The suits were filed in U.S. District Court for Florida’s southern district.
While Twitter has suggested that Trump’s suspension is “permanent”, Facebook has left the door open for his return after a review of his behavior over the next year or so. This lawsuit may create some leverage toward restoring Trump’s account.
As If The Matt Gaetz Case Couldn’t Get Any Weirder…
This case has more twists and turns than snake convention.
Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz has done something astounding during his brief career in politics: Come up with a scandal so bizarre that Hollywood would have deemed a fictional re-telling of the tale “too unbelievable”. The story so far, (which has been evolving in perpetuity), is that Gaetz and a friend had participated in the trafficking of underage girls for sex, (albeit unknowingly), and that this story came to light after Gaetz was unable to help an extortionist search for a long-missing FBI agent. Or something thereabouts. The accounts vary wildly in the case. Now, as if things couldn’t get any stranger, a new angle has emerged in the case. A sugar daddy website linked to the sex-trafficking investigation of Matt Gaetz publicly weighed in on the scandal, saying the lawmaker has never been registered on the site in search of young women. The unusual move by the web site SeekingArrangement puts some distance between Gaetz and the accusation against him. The site had been caught up in the Gaetz case because it had reportedly been used by the GOP lawmaker and another key player in the case to connect with an underage girl for sex. SeekingArrangement, which helps “sugar babies” connect online with men, released a statement because of yet another odd twist in the case: The former mistress of golfer Tiger Woods sued the website claiming it wrongfully terminated her contract as the company’s spokesperson. The plaintiff, Rachel Uchitel, said she was fired because SeekingArrangement was in damage control due to the investigation into Gaetz, which is unrelated to her lawsuit. Gaetz has maintained his innocence throughout the ordeal, but a plea deal from one of his alleged accomplices has some wondering if the Sunshine State lawmaker isn’t in some serious trouble.
Trump Weighs in on Cleveland Baseball Name Change…and It’s Not Pretty
The former President was NOT happy!
Donald Trump, like a great many conservatives around the nation, isn’t all that thrilled with the way in which our national culture is changing. Of course, this isn’t terribly surprising given that this is the nature of conserving, to allow things to remain the same or to work to bring the nation back to the way it was. So, almost predictably, Trump had plenty to say about the recent change announced by the Cleveland Indians baseball team. In a statement, Trump wrote that he is a “FORMER” baseball fan and said “a small group of people, with absolutely crazy ideas and policies, is forcing these changes to destroy our culture and heritage.” The name change came after years of protests from Native American groups and baseball fans. The former President had a far different opinion than many. Trump’s statement said he thought the name was an “honor.” However, the Lake Erie Native American Council released a statement supporting the team’s new name, WTOL reports. “We are pleased the Cleveland baseball team took a comprehensive approach to listen and learn and show it is possible to take steps toward change,” the statement read. The name change came just months after the Washington Redskins dropped their own mascot to temporarily become the “Washington Football Team”, just until a new moniker could be decided upon.
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