When Elon Musk announced his takeover of Twitter on Monday, globalists and the American left were stunned.
In fact, they have been anxiously waiting for this announcement since Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed he had a 9.2% interest in the firm in early April.
The very idea of conservatives being allowed to speak freely sent shivers up the spines of the Washington establishment and European leaders as well.
Washington Post reporter Max Boot spoke for all of them when he tweeted:
“I am frightened by the impact on society and politics if Elon Musk acquires Twitter. He seems to believe that on social media anything goes. For democracy to survive, we need more content moderation, not less.”
They knew the other shoe was coming to drop when Musk stated he wouldn’t be joining the board of directors. They needed to adjust the game’s rules quickly.
They jumped into action right away. If Musk were to buy Twitter and allow conservatives to post hate speech and disinformation — shorthand for “opinions the left disagrees with” — he would pass legislation prohibiting such communication.
Last weekend, European Union leaders reached an agreement in principle on elements of a new law aimed at “protecting” Europeans against hate speech and misinformation on social media platforms. According to NPR, organizations who fail to monitor and remove harmful and provocative content submitted by users of their websites will face steep fines under the Digital Services Act.
Although the new regulations will not take effect until Jan. 1, 2024, at the earliest, EU officials were thrilled by their win over Big Tech.
The NPR reports, shortly after an agreement had been reached on Saturday, EU Internal Market Commissioner Thierry Breton told reporters: “With the DSA, the time of big online platforms behaving like they are ‘too big to care’ is coming to an end.”
And EU Commission Vice President Margrethe Vestager said, “with today’s agreement we ensure that platforms are held accountable for the risks their services can pose to society and citizens.”
The Biden Administration followed suit in less than a millisecond.
Are you surprised that the DGB was founded during the Biden Administration?
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas announced the creation of the “Disinformation Governance Board” during a House Appropriations DHS Subcommittee hearing on Wednesday.
Similar to the Ministry of Truth in George Orwell’s Novel “1984,” Mayorkas said “the goal is to bring the resources of the department together to address this threat [of misinformation and disinformation].”
We can call it “Minitrue” for short.
President Biden has decided the federal government will launch a Disinformation Governance Board under the authority of the Homeland Security Department
Did you just think they would let you have free speech back?
— Jack Posobiec ?? (@JackPosobiec) April 27, 2022
Here’s my official portrait to grab your attention. Now that I’ve got it: a HUGE focus of our work, and indeed, one of the key reasons the Board was established, is to maintain the Dept’s committment to protecting free speech, privacy, civil rights, & civil liberties. ?? pic.twitter.com/C4xiEGfhDt
— Nina Jankowicz ???? (@wiczipedia) April 27, 2022
Well, Nina Jankowicz, the lady who will lead the newly formed Disinformation Governance Board, has a smarmy grin on her face that tells us everything we need to know.
Jankowicz will be the board’s executive director, according to Mayorkas. She ticks all of the appropriate boxes. She believes that suspicions about the 2020 election’s legality are “damaging lies,” and she backed the now-debunked notion that the Hunter Biden laptop story was Russian disinformation. She is just as concerned about “internal misinformation” as she is about “foreign misinformation,” according to the Post Millennial.
And long before Elon Musk bought a single share of Twitter stock, she made the following remark: “And once again for the people in the back: the ‘free speech vs. censorship’ framing is a false dichotomy.”
Ms. Jankowicz, you’re hired!
Actually, she makes a point. Perhaps the free speech vs. censorship framing is a false dichotomy. Because after all, “War is Peace,” “Freedom is Slavery,” and “Ignorance is Strength.”
Upon hearing about the DGB, conservative political commentator and media host Steven Crowder pointed out in a tweet that the Nazis had done something similar.
The government is creating a misinformation governance board. Who else did something like that? Oh I remember, the Nazi’s. And there’s some data showing some interesting things going on post-@elonmusk’s Twitter takeover!
— Steven Crowder (@scrowder) April 28, 2022
Musk responded to Crowder with one word: “Discomforting.”
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 28, 2022
The left is attempting to eliminate conservative content with the same zeal with which the evil witch in the “Wizard of Oz” avoided a pail of water. And we all know what happened afterward.