The radical left was all for allowing free speech when it suited them.
But now the leftists and Democrats have become the leading force in shutting down free thought and free speech.
And Joe Biden just launched a twisted, Gestapo-like plan to censor the internet.
It’s a well-known fact that socialist regimes can’t allow free speech or even free thought.
That’s why in Nazi Germany, the Gestapo urged people to turn in their neighbors, co-workers, and friends for any “bad” thoughts or words made against Hitler’s regime.
The Soviet Union urged its citizens to turn in their own family members.
This kind of government response to criticism is a staple in every socialist takeover.
And now it looks like the socialists are ready to start using it here.
First, we’ve seen the rise of “See Something, Say Something” in America’s cities.
This has led to a whole group of Karens turning people in and confronting people for all kinds of perceived offenses.
Now it looks like the rise of free and independent thought on the internet has provoked further action by the leftists.
We’ve already seen it on college campuses, in local school board meetings, and in TV and radio.
Now Joe Biden’s censorship plans for the internet will involve far more than just pressuring social media companies to take down posts and ban accounts that spread “misinformation.”
Joe Biden and his socialist agents in the administration are funding a group of radical left-wing activists called Hacks/Hackers to the tune of $5 million in taxpayer dollars for creating a new socialist social media program.
The program, called the Analysis and Response Toolkit for Trust (ARRT), will allow users to copy and paste posts on social media which they find to be controversial or spreading disinformation. The program will then come back with a customized response which the user can use as their reply to the original post.
As reported by The Daily Wire:
“The group led by Hacks/Hackers received $5 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop ‘the Analysis and Response Toolkit for Trust (ARTT), a suite of expert-informed resources that are intended to provide guidance and encouragement to individuals and communities as they address contentious or difficult topics online.’”
“Users are encouraged to paste in their friends’ Twitter and Facebook posts, and the tool will tell them how ‘harmful’ they are. Then it ‘suggests relevant responses through tailored response examples or templates’ that the user should copy and paste as a reply, according to a video demonstrating the software.”
A creepy tutorial video about the program talks about how “trusted members of the community” need to spread “accurate” information in order to counter so-called “misinformation.”
The video goes further saying, “Every day there are motivated citizens, like librarians, health communicators, and amateur volunteers, who engage with the misinformation that is posted by their peers and make efforts to share reliable information to empower their communities.”
Of course, we all know how this is gonna work – any viewpoint, opinion, or thought that doesn’t line up with the left’s narrative will be labeled as “misinformation” and then offset with a bunch of pre-generated Democrat talking-points, buzzwords, and narratives being peddled as truth.
And while this kind of crackdown on free speech is certainly not new, it’s definitely expanded beyond what anyone thought it could just a year or two ago.