(PatrioticPost)- Conservatives are already facing a rocky four years of a Biden-Harris presidency, and the news that a former top Facebook official is arguing for the continued censorship of conservative content is set to make those four years even rockier.
Alex Stamos, the former chief security officer at Facebook told “Reliable Sources” (ha!) on CNN recently that conservative content needs to be censored online even more. Stamos suggested that beyond Facebook and other social media platforms, telecommunications companies like Verizon, AT&T, and Comcast should start censoring right-leaning and conservative media online.
“We have to turn down the capability of these conservative influencers to reach these huge audiences,” he said, in a blatant call for the Internet to be made a liberal-only space.
Stamos complained that some conservative online commentators have bigger audiences than CNN, which must have hurt “Reliable Sources” host and notorious potato lookalike Brian Stelter.
“They are extremely radical, and pushing extremely radical views,” he said. “It is up to the Facebooks and YouTubes, in particular, to think about whether or not they want to be effectively cable networks for disinformation.”
Stamos didn’t indicate who exactly he was talking about, though. There are several conservative figures online with bigger audiences than CNN, including the likes of Steven Crowder and Ben Shapiro. But when it comes to “extremely radical” figures on the right – particularly, the far-right Neo-Nazis – there are no figures on mainstream platforms or otherwise than even come close to CNN.
Stamos also indicated that he would like to see alternative news networks like One America News and Newsmax be taken down.
Former Facebook insider Alex Stamos tells CNN’s Brian Stelter: “We have to turn down the capability of these Conservative influencers to reach these huge audiences… There are people on YouTube for example that have a larger audience than daytime CNN.” pic.twitter.com/EnGabtFyiJ
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“And then we have to figure out the OANN and Newsmax problem that these companies have freedom of speech, but I’m not sure we need Verizon, AT&T, Comcast, and such to bring them into tens of millions of homes,” he said.
“This is allowing people to seek out information if they really want to, but not pushing it into their faces I think is really where we’re going to have to go here.”
Is it any wonder that people are seeking out alternative news sources when the people invited to speak on mainstream news are arguing that one side of the political debate should have zero access to online media, be able to use social media, or be able to disseminate their own material?