The company suggest it may have to protect us from the bad things that elected Trump and speech that makes us feel unsafe.
Google might soon add its terms of service to the First Amendment. A leaked document from the tech giant argues that because of a variety of factors, including the election of Donald Trump, what we call the “American tradition” of free speech may no longer be viable. The report lays out how Google can serve as the world’s “Good Censor,” a stern mommy figure protecting us from harmful content and, by extension, dangerous behavior, like electing the wrong president again.
The document, which Google has officially characterized as research, is infuriatingly vague about whether any decisions have been made or action has been taken. So think of all this as a guidepost, like the Ghost of Christmas Future showing us potential doom ahead.
Google maintains 90 percent market dominance in the internet browsing space and processes some 3.5 billion searches a day. It’s now talking about changing the rules so the freedom to speak will no longer exist independent of the content of speech.
Phi Beta Iota: The despicable impunity of #GoogleGestapo (Amazon, Facebook, Google, MeetUp, Twitter, YouTube and lesser others) exists because the Attorney General is not doing his job and the President is not using his power to stop the massive — MASSIVE — persistent acts of capricious censorship and massive — MASSIVE — recurring violations of Title 7. Social media avoided being held accountable by making promises they have not kept. They have sold out to the Zionists particularly and the Democrats secondarily. Certainly we need a completely new alternative ecology to #GoogleGestapo, but in the meantime there should be a RICO investigation and a variety of judicial restraining orders issued in time to protect free speech in the days leading up to the next election.