Obama Is Right in How We Should Deal With Big Tech Censorship | Beaufort County Now | It's not often we agree with Barack Obama, but on this particular issue we do agree even though many of our conservative friends do not agree. | beaufort observer, obama, big tech, censorship, november 17, 2020

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Obama Is Right in How We Should Deal With Big Tech Censorship

    It's not often we agree with Barack Obama, but on this particular issue we do agree even though many of our conservative friends do not agree. He said:

    In a new interview with "The Atlantic" published Monday, former President Obama is asked "Is this new malevolent information architecture bending the moral arc away from justice?"

    Obama answers "I think it is the single biggest threat to our democracy. I think Donald Trump is a creature of this, but he did not create it. He may be an accelerant of it, but it preceded him and will outlast him."


    ...

    Read the full article HERE on News Thud.

    Commentary

    In our opinion, the last thing America needs is for government o seek to regulate social media outlets and forums such as the Beaufort Observer.

    We think the problem has been created by conservatives who use these companies and have helped make them dominant in the communications industry. Conservatives, or anyone, who does not like what Twitter, Facebook, or Google do in terms of censoring content is to go somewhere else to get their news and connect with others. There are alternatives. And we should be using and supporting them.

    As for Amazon, they are different. They sell products and we should be supporting 'friends'. Amazon is too large and has too much control over the interne market. But the way to deal with that is via the Anti-trust laws. And those laws should be used if applicable to them and we believe Google is such an example.

    We just don't like government regulation and conservatives should be careful what they wish for.


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