Big Tech is no friend of speech. What’s more, it serves as a willing private security for the Deep State and its never-ending war agenda.
Earlier this week, Google sent a creepy email to various website owners about the Russo-Ukrainian war.
Google released the following message via email:
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Due to the war in Ukraine, we will pause monetization of content that exploits, dismisses, or condones the war.
Please note, we have already been enforcing on claims related to the war in Ukraine when they violated existing policies (for instance, the Dangerous or Derogatory content policy prohibits monetizing content that incites violence or denies tragic events). This update is meant to clarify, and in some cases expand, our publisher guidance as it relates to this conflict.
This pause includes, but is not limited to, claims that imply victims are responsible for their own tragedy or similar instances of victim blaming, such as claims that Ukraine is committing genocide or deliberately attacking its own citizens.
Such language is vague. In fact, the whole purpose of this message is to show the masses that they should only talk about the Russo-Ukrainian War in the blandest of terms. In other words, they should worship Ukraine and its leader Volodymyr Zelensky, while constantly demonizing Russia. Any mention of Russia’s legitimate security concerns or talk about how NATO expansion created the very security dilemma that precipitated this conflict could have someone wind up in the digital Gulag.
Aden Tate of The Organic Prepper explained the broader implications of Google’s announcement:
This impacts virtually the entire internet.
Almost every ad network uses Google to serve ads. Not only is Google AdSense impacted by this decision, but nearly every major ad network that exists. The majority of the internet has just been hammered by Google – forced to comply with the mainstream narrative.
Ultimately, what we’re seeing on the Internet is a concerted attempt to shut down dissent from the Deep State narrative that the corporate press is propagating about the Russo-Ukrainian War.
The US still maintains strong free speech traditions in a political sense, thereby making it difficult for politicians to pass European-style hate speech laws. In turn, politicians have to get creative and put pressure on Big Tech companies to carry out their agenda. Big Tech CEOs and their staff alike generally hold similar views by virtue of their education and socialization. So, they don’t need much pressure from the political class. They’ll sometimes even carry out DC’s agenda without any poking and prodding from politicians.
All told, one can view Big Tech enterprises as the Pinkertons of the managerial regime and its Deep State factions. The ruling class’s principal goal is to suppress contrarian views. That makes it much easier for it to hoodwink the populace into getting into a disastrous war with Russia, a nuclear power.
At this juncture, Big Tech regulation is not only a matter of free speech, but also a question of maintaining foreign policy stability.