In the course of the past week social media and tech giants have cracked down hard on President Trump and many organizations and individuals deemed right-wing extremists. In those actions, a growing concern of censorship and free speech violations are being voiced from both the right and left of American politics. Is social media censoring us? Are the tech giants exerting too much control on American perspectives and politics?
This podcast episode looks at the debate, the background, and the concerns of this question – is social media censoring us? It considers the technical realities and, as always, concludes with a Biblical-based perspective of what is unfolding in these historical events.
Spoiler Alert* – “The rise of the authority of social media is also the story of the decline of public trust in institutions.”
- What Happened to Parler – Reuters
- All the Platforms That Have Removed or Banned Trump…So Far – Axios
- The Scary Power of the Companies That Finally Shut Trump Up – New York Times
- Everyone Did What Was Right In Their Own Eyes – the End of History