Jeff Sessions’ tenure as Attorney General was filled with controversy.
President Trump never felt Sessions served him loyally.
And now William Barr just called out Jeff Sessions for this huge betrayal of Trump.
One of the biggest failures of Jeff Sessions’ time as Attorney General was turning a blind eye to the censorship of conservatives imposed by Big Tech companies like Google, Facebook, Amazon and Twitter.
The far-left ideologues that run these companies have their finger on the button of the most powerful tool in modern America – the ability to shut off Americans’ ability to speak.
And these tech titans wield their power against their political enemies – Trump supporters and conservatives – every day.
YouTube, which is owned by Google, stripped conservative comedian Stephen Crowder of the ability to monetize his YouTube videos because a radical homosexual political activist complained that Crowder made jokes at his expense.
Reddit quarantined – meaning the site made it more difficult to access – the popular ‘TheDonald’ subreddit because it was one of the largest gathering places for Trump supporters online.
Twitter recently banned Mary Ann Mendoza – the head of Angel Families, a group that represents the parents of children murdered by illegal aliens – for criticizing California Senator Kamala Harris for supporting sanctuary city policies.
“@KamalaHarris What law can I break and have you defend me so staunchly? Provide me sanctuary for our laws? Political cleanup from YOUR INACTION FOR DECADES is what it’s called,” Mendoza previously wrote.
“You have #bloodonyourhands for every death of an American killed by an ILLEGAL ALIEN CRIMINAL you are protecting,” was what Mendoza tweeted that caused the liberals at twitter to shut down her ability to speak freely.
These abuses began shortly after the 2016 election when the fake news media claimed Donald Trump won because conservatives spread “misinformation” on social media.
The left vowed never to allow anything like 2016 to happen again.
This social media censorship regime ran roughshod over Trump-supporters – even though the administration owned the power to do something about it.
But Attorney General Jeff Sessions refused to act.
Now that he is gone, things are changing in both symbolic and substantive ways.
The President hosted a social media summit and invited pro-free speech social media users from across the political spectrum to travel to the White House and air their concerns about Big Tech’s censorship trigger finger.
Finally, Attorney General William Barr is holding the biggest stick.
Barr recently announced that the Justice Department would open a broad investigation into whether major tech companies like Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Apple are restricting competition through unfair practices.
Facebook and Google control 84 percent of online advertising revenue, so their ability to control content gives them a double-edged sword to wield against competitors, rival publishers, and their political enemies.
Breaking up the tech companies has turned into a rallying cry as Americans see social media companies as just another “big” institution they can no longer trust to act in the interests of ordinary citizens.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.