(PatriotWise.com) — Multiple big tech companies are letting go of their censorship teams, according to The Daily Wire. Talking to the New York Times, the president of “Media Matters for America,” a left-wing organization, said that they have lost “key battles” in the fight to censor content.
Angelo Carusone said that if the will to fight is lost, then the war will be lost too.
The comment comes as multiple platforms scaled back their censorship. YouTube, while being known for demonetizing right-wing commentators for “hate speech,” has recently let go two of five “hate speech and harassments” policy experts and misinformation experts.
Alphabet also notably cut 12,000 employees last month after big tech companies across the board were reporting declining ad revenue, according to The Daily Wire.
The news is followed by Twitter’s commitment to put an end to partisan censorship since Tesla CEO Elon Musk acquired the platform. Following the trend, Musk also fired around half of the company after a series of poor content moderation decisions that engulfed the company in political controversy for years. Since his acquisition, he has released the “Twitter Files,” which reportedly reveal internal documents and correspondence within the company stifle political content and viewpoints.
Senator Ted Cruz has called to investigate the algorithms of big companies like Google, Meta, Twitter, and TikTok for allegedly keeping conservative accounts from being seen.
Former Twitter executives were recently questioned about the company’s role in suppressing the Hunter Biden laptop story ahead of the 2020 election. Yoel Roth, former head of trust and safety, said that they tried to “strike an appropriate balance” in “unrestricted free speech.”
Former President Donald Trump was allowed back on Twitter and Meta’s Facebook and Instagram soon followed suit, with President of Global Affairs Nick Clegg saying that people should be allowed to listen to what politicians say, whether it’s deemed good or bad.
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