The big story of the day was a NY Post blockbuster that shows Joe Biden may have been lying all along about what and when he knew his son Hunter was selling access to his father, the then Vice President of the United States.

We covered the story and the imporant findings earlier, Emails: Top Ukrainian Exec Asked Hunter How to ‘Use Your Influence’ on Burisma’s Behalf.

Does the NY Post story completely prove the case — no, but it proves a lot more than we previously knew, and calls into serious doubt Joe Biden’s previous denials. Joe’s campaign promptly called “a lid” on the campaign, taking Joe off the trail so he couldn’t be questioned by reporters.

Then Facebook and Twitter came to Joe’s aid, attempting to call a lid on the spread of the story.

We covered that censorship earlier today as well, and it got worse as the day went on, with locked account, deleted tweets, and inability to share tweets and Facebook posts.

The NY Post Opinion Editor, Sohrab Ahmari, tweeted:

This is a Big Tech information coup. This is digital civil war.

I, an editor at The New York Post, one of the nation’s largest papers by circulation, can’t post one of our own stories that details corruption by a major-party presidential candidate, Biden.

Today was a declaration of digital war.

As with many wars, it doesn’t start when war is declared. Al-Qaeda was at war with us long before 9/11. And Big Tech has been at war with conservatives and Republicans long before Facebook and Twitter came to Joe Biden’s assistance, an assistance they never rendered against the 4-year avalanche of anti-Trump fabrication and baseless conspiracy claims that flourish to this day on those platforms.

Today was a long time coming. Just the other day, on Legal Insurrection’s 12th Anniversary, I reprinted my 2017 concern about Big Tech:

Imagine living in a repressive country in which the government blocked access to and suppressed internet content. You don’t need to move. It’s coming here but from private industry. This is, in many ways, more dangerous than government suppression of free speech because at least in the U.S. the government is subject to the First Amendment, and can be voted out of office.

The digital war was started against us long ago. After today, there’s no denying it. The question, which is not as simple as government regulation, is how to escape the death grip of social media oligopolies.

[Featured Image: Sohrab Ahmari Twitter]

 

 
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