The most telling part of President Joe Biden’s State of the Union speech was what he conveniently did not address–censorship.
Biden droned on about taxes, climate change and infrastructure, but he barely discussed Big Tech in his speech. He called for enhanced enforcement of the U.S. antitrust laws and user privacy protections, but he made no mention of Big Tech's glaring censorship problem.
Arkansas governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders showed Americans just how much Biden missed the mark when she acknowledged the vicious leftist threats to freedom of speech:
“Most Americans simply want to live their lives in freedom and peace but we are under attack in a left-wing culture war we didn’t start and never wanted to fight. Every day we are told we must partake in their rituals, salute their flags and worship their false idols, all while big government colludes with Big Tech to strip away the most American thing there is–your freedom of speech.
“That’s not normal. It’s crazy, and it’s wrong. Make no mistake, Republicans will not surrender this fight.”
.@SarahHuckabee with THE best lines of the night (Big government colludes with Big Tech to strip away the most American thing there is: your freedom of speech):#SOTU23 #soturesponse https://t.co/fXiqj00Gg4 pic.twitter.com/LK2KnG1yYE— Dan Schneider (@Schneider_DC) February 8, 2023
Biden however ignored censorship entirely. Instead, he stuck to safe and less controversial topics related to Big Tech. “Pass bipartisan legislation to strengthen antitrust enforcement and prevent big online platforms from giving their own products an unfair advantage,” Biden said. “It’s time to pass bipartisan legislation to stop Big Tech from collecting personal data on kids and teenagers online, ban targeted advertising to children, and impose stricter limits on the personal data these companies collect on all of us.”
The two speeches started a week of news headlines focused on domestic policy. On Wednesday, House Republicans will question former Twitter executives about the company’s complicity in the intentional censorship.
Conservatives are under attack. Contact your representatives and demand that Big Tech be held to account to mirror the First Amendment while providing transparency, clarity on so-called hate speech and equal footing for conservatives. If you have been censored, contact us using CensorTrack’s contact form, and help us hold Big Tech accountable.