Deplatforming "Anti-Vaxxers"


In the last few weeks, we've seen a surge of media stories claiming that "anti-vaxxers" pose a unique threat and that this threat is vectored through social media platforms, which have a moral obligation to take action.

We've seen this same deplatforming rollout before aimed at conservatives. It was interesting to witness it aimed at a group that is not conservative.

My aim is not to debate vaccines. It's not my subject. Censorship however is.

Trending: Islamic Jihad-Rep Ilhan Omar Attacks "Black Hawk Down" US Soldiers

The outcome of the media campaign has been predictable. A variety of platforms, most recently GoFundMe, where anyone no matter how noxious can raise money, as long as they aren't conservatives, have followed suit.

take our poll - story continues below

Should incarcerated criminals have the right to vote?

  • Should incarcerated criminals have the right to vote?  

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Completing this poll grants you access to Freedom Outpost updates free of charge. You may opt out at anytime. You also agree to this site's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

The latest deplatforming campaign should serve as a warning that the use of tech platforms and media to promote censorship won't end with conservatives.

Any group can be portrayed as socially unacceptable, if they fall afoul of the media a handful of tech monopolies, and then face blacklisting.

This is a bad and very dangerous phenomenon.

We now live in a world in which Islamic terrorist groups are more acceptable on social media platforms than Americans whom the media despises.

This is not about right or wrong views.

A liberal society is one where people can debate ideas. A totalitarian society decides which views are acceptable and suppresses everything else.

What began with conservatives will not end there. Totalitarianism has its own terrible and implacable logic. That of human nature.

Totalitarianism does not end of its own accord. It is either defeated from without or within.

Conservatives are still the best hope for defeating leftist totalitarianism from without. If they fail, then America, like Cuba or China or the USSR, will have to hope for a revolution from within.

And that is a dark tiding.

The alliance between tech monopolies and the media poses a grave threat to human freedom. If we fail to fight it, we will be silenced.

Article posted with permission from Daniel Greenfield

Don't forget to Like Freedom Outpost on Facebook, Google Plus, & Twitter. You can also get Freedom Outpost delivered to your Amazon Kindle device here.

You Might Like
Previous Catastrophic Flooding In Midwest Could Last “For Months” - Dramatic Drop In US Food Production Ahead
Next Cops Hold Innocent College Kids at Gunpoint for Broken Tail Light - Claims To "Smell Marijuana" - Finds Nothing

Join the conversation!

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please hover over that comment, click the ∨ icon, and mark it as spam. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.