While the big tech companies unfortunately experience an absurd level of protection under Section 230, they are not yet immune from lawsuits. Although just about anything could change if the nation falls under Democrat control in the executive and legislative branches of the government.
Which is precisely why John Paul Isaac, the owner of the computer repair shop that exposed Hunter Biden’s shenanigans, is suing Twitter over the tech company’s unconscionable defamation of Isaac as a “hacker”. To the tune of $500M.
Good for him!
Twitter’s utter subservience to the left was on full display in its apparently mandatory protection of Hunter, no matter how many questionable financial activities he willingly engages with, and, even more disturbingly, how dangerous these activities are for the safety and security of all American citizens.
So, rather than allow the truth about Hunter to proliferate, Twitter decided to label Isaac as a “hacker” instead. Apparently, Isaac is a “hacker” for revealing rather important national security threats plainly available on the laptop Hunter Biden moronically left behind in his shop? Wow, what a reasonable response.
Apparently, the “hacker” commentary also persuaded President-Elect Joe Biden that his precious progeny is merely the subject of “Russian disinformation”, and he’s willing to stand by such a statement. After all, any reporter who apparently dares to ask Biden about Russian disinformation is a “one horse pony”, after all.
Twitter’s open bullying of Isaac, not to mention potential endangerment of his life, also illuminates how utterly emblematic of the classic Democrat avoidance of accountability, which has rapidly replicated across all of the party’s rather unmotivated, rather violent supporters.
The biggest kicker of all is that CEO Jack Dorsey, who apparently declined to bathe or shave before groveling before the government, admitted that the censorship was “a mistake”, though such an admission was far too little and far too late.
Which is precisely why Cruz shredded Dorsey during the hearing, earning even more respect from for what they really are: a blatant apologist for communists, achieved through acting as a publisher without adhering to a single iota of regulations.
“You put up a page that says, quote, ‘voter fraud of any kind is exceedingly rare in the United States.’ That’s not linking to a broader conversation, that’s taking a disputed policy position and you’re a publisher when you’re doing that …
You’re entitled to take a policy position, but you don’t get to pretend you’re not a publisher and get a special benefit under Section 230 as a result.”
[Source: Fox News]
In other words, Isaac’s pending lawsuit is one of many that should be levied against tech giants, who have transformed into mega monopolies that pose a massive “threat to democracy” … per former executives at the same companies.
Tim Kendall, who is a former executive of Facebook, left after varied ethical concerns, chief among them the realization that big tech, left unchecked, will destroy democracy.
“The attention-based business model of social media companies is a threat to democracy. Full stop. We as users are attracted to content that entertains us and reinforces our views. “Big Social,” as I call it, knows this and presents information that will keep us coming back to their platforms. These corporate practices encourage online tribalism that exacerbates the societal division we see today amid unprecedented economic, climate, and public health turmoil …
I truly believe things will not get better until tech companies move away from creating exploitative products that drive conflict over conversation, division over unity, and misinformation over truth. Extreme outcomes are the logical end conclusion if there is no action on social media reform during the increasing destabilization of civil society.” [Source: Fox News]
Amen! A big tech insider called out Facebook, Twitter, and all the other big tech elitists who openly profit from, not to mention openly create, “exploitative products that drive conflict over conversation.”
And these same companies have the gall to claim they’re “creating a better world”, which MIT roundly disputed. Unless, of course, their idea of a “better world” is one in which a few billionaires dominate the top, whereas everyone is destined to enjoy the crumbs the same billionaires deign to cast down upon them.
Trump has tried valiantly to fight against big tech, vetoing the Defense Bill in part due to its apparent refusal to address the biggest domestic threat, though if Biden takes over, it is likely that any real fight against big tech will fade into oblivion.
After all, Biden has big tech to thank for becoming “President-Elect.”
One can only hope a miracle may happen before Biden’s “inauguration”, with cackling Kamala by his side. If not then, then perhaps in 2024.
Assuming, of course, the Democrats haven’t packed the Supreme Court to do essentially whatever they want … Which is not in the best interests of the American people.
Time will tell …