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Justice Clarence Thomas on Big Tech Censorship

Posted by Luke Boyle on the

Filed under technology, censorship, politics

In 2018, then President Donald Trump was sued for blocking users on Twitter. The plaintiffs argued that Trump was violating their first amendment rights by blocking them as they were not able to comment on his posts. The court ruled in the plaintiffs' favour and Trump was ordered to unblock the users. The 2nd circuit court upheld that ruling, setting the precedent that social media is the new public square and elected officials must allow all users to comment on their posts (Rep. Lauren Boebert is currently facing a lawsuit with a similar premise).

Do not trust Google

Posted by Luke Boyle on the

Filed under technology, censorship

I realise that this is one of the most well-explored topics on the privacy-conscious edges of the internet, but seriously... Do not trust Google. Facebook seems to be our current punching bag of choice because of their supposed ability to manipulate political opinion, but in my opinion Google is a much more insidious company with far greater potential for abuse. Google is the largest advertising platform by a significant margin (accounting for 36.3% of advertising in the U.S. with Facebook trailing at 19.3%). At the end of the day, if you delete your Facebook account, what are you really missing out on?