Seven out of ten Americans reject the political censorship of Big Tech - such as Twitter, Google and Facebook - just days before the midterm elections. According to a survey by Susquehanna Polling and Research, 66% are opposed to large technology companies implementing this measure and 24% are in favor of censoring news and accounts that share posts.
Democratic Party supporters are more supportive than Republican Party supporters (39% and 13% respectively) of Big Tech enforcing censorship. By political ideology, 35% of progressive Americans are in favor of censoring comments and publications of a political nature. Only 13% of conservatives support it.
Across all ethnic groups, those who oppose censorship outnumber those who approve of it. According to this survey, nearly five in ten Hispanics (45%) reject censorship, while 35% are in favor of it. Thirty-nine percent of blacks, 21 percent of whites and 18 percent of other communities want Big Tech to censor.
Justice has already sentenced Big Tech. An appeals court upheld a Texas law that prevents platforms such as Facebook or Google from censoring personal views. This ruling is a major defeat for the large technology companies, which were arguing for the prohibition of individual opinions of certain users.
Cases of Political Censorship in Big Tech
Several cases of political censorship have occurred in large technology companies. A new progressive social network called Tribel suspended the Libs of TikTok account after posting "men can't get pregnant." Tribel defines itself as "an alternative to Twitter and Facebook, free of hate, fake news and bots."
In August, Twitter and Facebook decided to suspend the Libs of TikTok account for "engaging in hateful conduct" by showing a recording in which some staff members at Children's National Hospital reportedly admitted to performing hysterectomies on underage transgender people. The Washington Post published the identity and address of the person responsible for this account, making him the target of the ire of radical users.
The Republican Party has repeatedly denounced censorship by large technology companies. A few days ago, the GOP took legal action against Google for allegedly sending all the party's emails to the Gmail spam folder.
Republican Congressman James Comer denounced the alliance between the Biden Administration and Big Tech to "increasingly" censor conservative speech on social media. The republican attorney generals of Louisiana and Missouri, Jeff Landry and Eric Schmitt, filed a complaint against 54 individuals - including Joe Biden and White House Chief Medical Advisor Anthony Fauci - because they "threatened, cajoled and colluded" with the Big Tech for censoring messages that annoyed or embarrassed the Administration on issues such as the origin and restrictions of Covid or the 2020 elections.
On another occasion, three medical associations called on Attorney General Merrick Garland and Big Tech to take action and censure those who question sex-change operations on minors. PayPal, Venmo and Google blocked - almost at the same time - the accounts of Gays Against Groomers, an activist organization that fights against the sexualization, indoctrination and hormonal medicalization of children.