Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton is warning conservatives to expect increased censorship in the coming days and weeks.
Facebook locked President Donald J. Trump’s account indefinitely. Mark Zuckerberg said in part that the company believes the risks of allowing President Trump to use Facebook are “simply too great.”
“Therefore, we are extending the block we have placed on his Facebook and Instagram accounts indefinitely and for at least the next two weeks until the peaceful transition of power is complete.”
Fitton said Republicans had an opportunity to reform Section 230, but refused to do it.
“In my view, 230 doesn’t cover dishonest censorship that’s not done for business reasons or reasons under Section 230. But when they’re lying about what they’re doing — they’re not here trying to curtail violence. If that was the case, they’d be censoring Joe Biden and Kamala Harris right now who are out there justifying the BLM movement who has been violent,” Fitton said. “So, this is a political decision by Facebook and Twitter. The President is calling for peace but they don’t like what he says about the result of the elections. So, this is an attack on free speech and it’s a corporate attack on free speech. It has nothing to do with Section 230. It’s business fraud.”
Fitton advocated for conservatives to stay on Twitter and Facebook, noting the audiences on alternatives are simply too small — for now.
“They don’t have the audience,” he said. “To me, (moving to sites that don’t have the reach now), is just someplace we don’t want to be as a country. My view is conservatives should stay on Twitter, should stay on Facebook, should stay on every website as long as the rules allow them to stay there.”