I’ve long been an admirer of conservative firebrand Candace Owens. She’s a smart as a whip and absolutely fearless champion of conservative principles—of limited government, of the Bill of Rights, and of American values that want to lift up every American of every race, religion, creed, etc. rather than dragging everyone, excepting the leftist political elite and their favored entities, down to an “equitable” level of abject poverty and blind reliance on government for their daily bread.

Owens founded the extremely successful #Blexit movement: a call for black Americans to leave a Democrat party that took them and their vote for granted, that tossed a few bones (in the form of lofty but never-fulfilled promises) their way every four years, but that ultimately backed extreme and radical positions that work to actively harm black communities and black lives.

Owens resisted Big Tech tyranny before it was cool.  Back in 2018, she took to Twitter to “test how Twitter would react to Sarah Jeong tweets if targeting Jews and Blacks, instead of Whites.”  Spoiler: she was suspended from Twitter as a result.

Owens’ point, however, about leftist intolerance and bias against “wrong think” was made.  Yes, she demonstrated, Twitter does indeed censor “wrong” thoughts, even back in 2018 when they weren’t “protecting Democracy” or “protecting public health” or whatever Orwellian lunacy they use to justify their 2020 attacks on anything and any account they deem to be engaging in wrong think.

The question becomes, for each of us, what on earth can we DO.  We all want to DO something . . . something that doesn’t involve vandalism, looting, arson, assault, murder, and various other acts of lawless mayhem engaged in by the Biden-voting antifa/BLM left.

Rather than sinking to these depths of leftist lawlessness, Owens decided to take a different page from the well-worn and (too often) successful leftist playbook and threatened legal action against Facebook for censoring, via Politifact, one of her posts as “false.”

They caved immediately.

The victory may seem minor, but it’s vital to chip away at the left’s insane narrative that any opinion, policy position, or agenda item they back is “The Truth” and that anything anyone else might think or dare say in response is misinformation, racist, stupid, racist, hick, racist, xenophobic, racist, tens kinds of phobic, racist, fascist, and also racist.

The Daily Wire reports:

“I wanted to show that these fact-checkers just lie, and they usually go unchecked because most people don’t have the money, don’t have the time, and don’t have the platform to go after them — and I have all three,” she said.

. . . . Owens, who’s currently suing fact-checkers from USAToday and Lead Stories, explained to The Daily Wire that she knew she had to reach out with legal representation if she wanted to get results with this latest false fact-check. She said that in her experience, when she’s tried to appeal fact-checks through the system, she’s been stonewalled.

“These people are sitting back thinking they’re the gods of tech; opinion-checkers, they’re censorship lords,” the conservative said.

. . . . “I want to make it so there’s no incentive for PolitFact, USAToday, Lead Stories to sign-on to be a fact-checker,” she said. “I want to show that they can get sued and lose money. So, what is the point of them taking on that liability on behalf of Facebook?”

“At the same time, Facebook is distancing themselves from fact-checkers,” Owens continued. “We went after Facebook and sent them a letter, and they said, we have nothing to do with the fact checkers. … So, if Facebook isn’t coming to their aid, and they’re being sued by individuals, there will be no upside. And that’s sort of the corner we’re trying to pinch them into.”

Owens wants the censorship stopped for the millions of Americans sharing opinions or information against the one accepted narrative from the Left. If she wins her legal case, she said, she could set the precedent for a massive class action lawsuit against Facebook from others who’ve allegedly been censored.

Big Tech is counting on the compliance, goodwill, and even apathy of moderates and the right. Yet, Owens shows that under the mere threat of legal action, they not only demur in the face of their own wrongdoing but prove that they are emperors with no clothes.

 

 
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