Could Big Tech Censorship Backfire
Big tech went to extreme measures to censor a New York Post story about Hunter Biden’s laptop being left at a computer repair shop and abandoned. After 90-days the computer, under the shop’s policy and Delaware law, was seized as property of the shop. The repair shop copied the hard drive and then turned it over to the FBI but not before photos, emails, and other personal data were released.
What Others are Saying | Could Big Tech Censorship Backfire?
Twitter, Facebook, and Google have the real election data, from their internal algorithmic information. They are risking public notice of their brazen censorship to suppress the Biden story to the extent of blocking the White House. What does that tell you about how close it is?
— Robert Barnes (@Barnes_Law) October 14, 2020
THREAD Per Delaware code, any person who is left in possession of ABANDONED personal property “shall be vested with complete and absolute title to said abandoned personal property.”https://t.co/3Aa0jIUEyC https://t.co/q6DeZi9UR1 pic.twitter.com/ZPu8n1BaSM — Andrew Kerr (@AndrewKerrNC) October 14, 2020
Facebook communications director wrote this Tweet on the morning the story broke.
Could Big Tech Censorship Backfire?
Hey @Twitter. The emails weren’t hacked. They were recovered from a laptop hard drive that was abandoned at a computer repair shop. It’s their job to turn over evidence of a crime if they find it. Stop protecting criminals. https://t.co/SE7jhkyQIM
— Mike Lee (@g8m3) October 14, 2020
Today was the day that the libertarians lost the debate on regulating big tech — Will Chamberlain (@willchamberlain) October 14, 2020
Since @kayleighmcenany can’t share the New York Post’s article, we’ll do it on her behalf.
— House Judiciary GOP (@JudiciaryGOP) October 14, 2020
Streisand Effect helping NY Post’s Biden story. I might not have seen it without everyone blasting Twitter and FB for censorship.
— jon gabriel (@exjon) October 14, 2020
In 2018, a series of damaging stories about longtime GOP donor Elliott Broidy appeared in the New York Times and WSJ.
The stories were largely based on emails most likely hacked by Qatari intelligence.
Based on Twitter’s very broad policy…shouldn’t those stories be blocked? pic.twitter.com/9VwVkYfKTe
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) October 14, 2020
I see the problem… The @nypost should have added some “Anonymous Sources” to their article on Hunter Biden and Burisma. Then it would have been considered credible. — Natural Gas Science Consultant M. Flex (@Malcolm_fleX48) October 14, 2020
If Biden were 10pts ahead the censorship would be unnecessary
— Ukrainian Gas Expert Poso (@JackPosobiec) October 14, 2020
The Computer Shop Receipt | Could Big Tech Censorship Backfire?
Absolute lie. Twitter has actively promoted many stories with information obtained without authorisation including Trump’s tax returns. https://t.co/bTZq1JbYTH
— Rita Panahi (@RitaPanahi) October 15, 2020
If Biden wins, the election result is illegitimate due to Big Tech election meddling. It’s that simple.
— Jon Schweppe (@JonSchweppe) October 15, 2020
Speaking of the FBI | Could Big Tech Censorship Backfire?
Since we know the laptop hard drive was given to the FBI why hasn’t the FBI done anything about the criminal acts discovered on the laptop? Makes one wonder if you are a Democrat you get a free pass but if you are a republican they will investigate you to the point of sending a proctologist to make sure you are clean there also.
Good morning to everyone except swamp king Christopher Wray and his corrupt FBI who received Hunter’s laptop last December – and didn’t do a damn thing with it !
FIRE WRAY ALREADY !!!
— Catturd ™ (@catturd2) October 15, 2020
Press Hypocrisy | Could Big Tech Censorship Backfire?
If a reporter actually got to ask Joe Biden a question should they ask his position on packing the Supreme Court or his explanation of the Ukrainian Billionaire’s telegram to his son thanking him for access to the Vice President. Tough call!
— Newt Gingrich (@newtgingrich) October 15, 2020
Donald Trump's tax returns were leaked unlawfully, and they were amplified by Twitter
Hunter Biden's emails were acquired lawfully, and they were censored by Twitter
— Will Chamberlain (@willchamberlain) October 15, 2020
The story is out. You cannot hide it. And you cannot hide from it
What I know inside my heart is that if even a 5th of this story was about Trump covering up ‘cash for foreign policy’, it would be on every newspaper’s front page
— Maajid أبو عمّار (@MaajidNawaz) October 15, 2020