Steven Crowder Bashes ‘Terrifying’ Big Tech Censorship, Government Collusion

December 21st, 2023 10:27 AM

Show host Steven Crowder went on Piers Morgan’s show and ripped Big Tech censorship, listing national crises caused or worsened by suppression of free speech online.

While on Piers Morgan’s show, Crowder cited the censorship that altered the 2020 election and Covid-19 vaccine information suppression as instances of just how transformative censorship can be for a nation. “I think it is far more dangerous for society to engage in a culture of censorship, of viewpoint discrimination, than it is to allow people to speak freely barring the committing of violent crimes,” he insisted.

There is an Orwellian future in store without free speech, Crowder warned. “I think that we see a far worse, a far worse dystopia in our future if we allow the government and these Big Tech platforms to determine who can speak and who cannot,” he said. “They benefit from Section 230,” he went on, explaining that the statute allows tech platforms to claim immunity from the liability of what people say on the platforms. “That allows them to engage in viewpoint discrimination, ” Crowder added. He brought up the New York Post Hunter Biden laptop story, which he said “would have changed the election.” A Media Research Center poll affirmed this claim, finding that  9.4 percent of Biden voters would have changed their vote had they been aware of the Hunter Biden scandal uncovered by The Post’s article.

He went on, “If the government was not—and when I say colluding, I mean Joe Biden, Jen Psaki, Kamala Harris, Karine Jean-Pierre calling for the removal of Joe Rogan from Spotify, calling for the removal of vaccine scientists” from these allegedly public platforms. “If all information was allowed to be transmitted freely” as is supposed under the Section 230 protections, Crowder added, “guess what, Donald Trump would be president – I’m saying this as a matter of record and fact – millions of people would not have gotten the mRNA vaccines, specifically men under 30, and lockdowns would have lasted days, weeks, not years.” 

Crowder claimed, “That is irrefutable, but you had the government and these platforms deciding which views were allowed and which views weren’t.” Crowder argued that neither he, nor Morgan, nor the government, nor the tech companies controlling “over 90 percent of the information in the digital sphere,” nor anyone should be allowed to police speech that way. “It is terrifying to me,” Crowder concluded. “So you may think I’m an absolutist, I think I’m reasonable.”

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