Conservative superstar Kari Lake recently made headlines after she confirmed that Facebook has been censoring her conservative views. Lake, who has been a vocal critic of the mainstream media, took to Twitter to express her frustration with what she called “Orwellian censorship” by Big Tech giants.
In her tweet, Lake stated that “The Fake News called me ‘the most dangerous politician in America’ & apparently the Big Tech tyrants agree. This Orwellian censorship doesn’t intimidate me one bit. I will never stop speaking the truth to the American people. So take your best shot, Zuckerberg. You don’t scare me.”
Conservatives have long argued that Big Tech companies like Facebook, Twitter, and Google have a monopoly on the online discourse and have used this power to silence conservative voices. They point to the fact that many conservative figures, including President Donald Trump, have been banned or suspended from social media platforms for violating community guidelines on hate speech and misinformation.
Lake’s claims of censorship by Big Tech companies have further fueled this debate, with many conservatives calling for greater transparency and accountability from these companies. Any proponent of free speech would argue that these companies should not be able to silence conservative voices and promote a liberal agenda under the guise of community guidelines.
Lake’s tweet also highlights the growing divide between conservatives and the mainstream media, with many conservatives feeling that their views are not represented in the media. The general argument is that the mainstream media is biased against conservative views and that Big Tech companies are complicit in this bias by censoring conservative voices.
The mainstream media’s characterization of Lake as “the most dangerous politician in America” is a reflection of the media’s anti-conservative bias. They argue that the media’s biased reporting leads to censorship of conservative viewpoints, as Big Tech companies use mainstream media as a reference to evaluate whether certain content is acceptable or not.
This is supported by an announcement by the RNC in 2022, which revealed that the organization was filing a lawsuit against Google for email suppression, reporting that the “bias cost Republican candidates and committees an estimated $2 billion in donations since 2019.”
Kari Lake’s Big Tech censorship accusations have intensified the debate over conservative censorship in the digital age. While critics argue that Big Tech companies are merely enforcing community guidelines, conservatives believe that these companies are suppressing their voices and promoting a liberal agenda.
The debate over Big Tech’s censorship of conservatives is likely to continue, and it remains to be seen what steps, if any, will be taken to address this issue.