We like to say that we are in the information age. We point to the Internet and claim that anyone with even cursory technical skills can find anything on the Internet. But when it comes down to critical issues like the attack in Manchester by Islamofascist barbarians this claim doesn't hold water.
Michelle Malkin writes a particularly poignant piece about having a truthful, fact-based video short on her YouTube channel banned by the Progressive moderators at YouTube. She contrasts that with YouTube allowing for grotesque hate being spewed forth by Islamofascists like Ahmad Musa Jibril, "whose bloodthirsty rants." Malkin writes, "against non-Muslims reportedly inspired the London Bridge ringleader."
My original publication, The New Media Journal, suffered a similar fate via a banning from Google News and, eventually, the whole of the Google search platform. Our crime: explaining what "jihad" meant and giving examples. They called it "hate speech."
Yet, ISIS abuses the Internet through both platforms and barbarians like Jibril have a hateful presence on YouTube...countered by banned videos.
The First Amendment was meant to keep the government from infringing on the citizenry's right to free speech; our right to redress government. Since the Framer's days the "free speech" right has expanded. But in recent times, Progressives have concocted "hate speech" and created laws to censor speech.
Behemoths like Google, and through their ownership YouTube, have taken to censoring speech on their platforms based on their political ideology. They get to do this because they are not mandated by the First Amendment to grant the public free speech rights.
Something has to change. The information highway is patrolled by the censorship police. The Nazis were as bad.