The big Trump news this week might revolve around “digital trading cards.” But the 2024 presidential candidate made much bigger waves, with a simple announcement. For a long time, the former president has criticized Big Tech and its stranglehold on America.
Millions of people ignored his warnings. Until, that is, Elon Musk revealed that everything Trump said Big Tech was doing… proved to be true. Social giants are colluding with federal agencies, Democratic operatives, and political campaigns to censor the free speech of Americans.
And Donald Trump announced a big plan if he’s re-elected.
Former President Donald J. Trump unveiled a free-speech policy platform on Thursday to “shatter the left-wing censorship regime and reclaim the right to free speech for all Americans.” […]
These plans include revising Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, establishing a cooling-off period requiring former employees of the FBI, CIA, and other government agencies to wait seven years before joining tech companies that have “vast quantities of U.S. user data,” and establishing a “digital bill of rights,” among several other actions.
The actual big announcement: Trump outlines new Free Speech Policy Proposalpic.twitter.com/AlxFjTi5I9
— Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) December 15, 2022
Woah. Trump is taking no prisoners with his plan to end digital censorship. In his video, Trump listed numerous steps he’d take to prevent social media from attacking Americans’ First Amendment rights.
Among his many plans, he intends to ban federal agencies from working to censor Americans. He wants to ban tax dollars from being used to label free speech as “misinformation” or “disinformation.” On top of that, he’ll fire every federal worker that engaged in digital censorship.
Trump also recommended a seven-year “cooling-off” period for former intelligence and national security officials before they can get jobs at Big Tech companies. This would eliminate a major incentive for federal agents to collude with these companies.
He also wants to make a criminal penalty for federal officers who work with private companies to violate constitutional rights (it is currently illegal for the government to compel private companies to violate the Bill of Rights–but there has yet been no process for punishing those who do).
These are big moves that could curtail a disgusting trend among Big Tech. But it would require the combined efforts of the White House and Congress to make it all a reality. The current administration will in no way support such measures. Nor would the current Senate.
The only way this will happen, is if Republicans retake D.C.
- Trump announced plans to end online censorship if re-elected to the White House.
- He promised to punish federal agents who collude with social networks.
- The former president listed numerous objectives to prevent online censorship.