By: Teresa Mull
We all know Big Tech is no friend to conservatives, especially gun owners. GPM reported recently that the “big five” — Google, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube – have been at the vanguard of this privatized form of persecution levied at Second Amendment supporters.
Karl Kasarda ran the YouTube channel InRange TV. Fox News reported his channel “was wiped without warning in early 2018.” Kasarda pulled no punches when he talked about Big Tech’s suffocating control over political discourse:
“The issue of oligarchical control over the Internet and all the impact over the ability to use it for free speech is going to only get worse.”
Facebook is at it again. The social media giant just shut down The Michigan 2A for Sanctuary Counties Facebook group, which had 94,000 members, because the group allegedly violated the organization’s policy on “Militarized Social Movements.”
“They just shut it down,” Tom Norton, an administrator for the group, told MichiganRadio.org. “We woke up this morning, everybody was kicked off, blocked and 95,000 people disappeared.”
According to Michigan Radio, “The move comes a day after federal and state law enforcement officials announced terrorism and other charges against 13 men who they say plotted to overtake the Michigan Capitol and kidnap Governor Gretchen Whitmer.”
The mainstream media has been relatively silent about the kidnapping plot as more details about the men involved are revealed. Whitmer, a Democrat who has made headlines recently for her radical COVID-19 mandates, used the opportunity to blame President Trump, saying, “Hate groups heard the president’s words not as a rebuke, but as a rallying cry. When our leaders speak, their words matter.”
Trump responded, of course:
Teresa Mull (email@example.com) is editor of Gunpowder Magazine.