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Big Tech Joins the Culture War

The Silicon Valley censors have struck again. This time it’s against James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas for sins related to the practice of journalism, namely publishing documents allegedly exposing anti-Christian bias on the social media platform Pinterest. Veritas earned a temporary suspension from Twitter. 

This should come as no surprise. In recent months the technology giants Facebook, Twitter, and Google have increasingly squelched conservative and Christian voices on their platforms.

The tech giants claim to be merely platforms and enjoy legal protections as such. In reality they are acting like publishers, picking and choosing which content they allow. Their favorite tactics are shadow banning, which hides or de-emphasizes social media content they don’t like; demonetizing, which cuts advertising income; and finally deplatforming, which eliminates an entity’s ability to communicate on a social media network altogether.

These rearguard attacks are coming because conservative messages have been so successful online. People are sick of the banal orthodoxies of the Cultural Marxists who occupy the heights of education, entertainment, technology, the administrative state, and mainstream media. They have rejected the American traditions of free speech and public debate, and embraced Nietzsche’s will to power.

Many Americans who hold Christian and conservative...

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