With Big Tech censorship hitting a new high — or low, depending on your perspective — it is important Iowans understand they still have no protection against Big Tech censorship. When the Iowa Senate passed a bill to provide some relief in regard to Big Tech censorship last year, Iowans expected legislative Republicans would be stepping in on their behalf.
However, those legislative Republicans only took a half step. Senate Republicans supported the bill to provide protection from Big Tech censorship for Iowans, but that effort died in the Iowa House.
The issue hasn’t even been hinted at as something the Iowa House intends to address in 2022.
And the issue hasn’t cured itself either.
The Babylon Bee was suspended by Twitter for naming Rachel Levine “Man of the Year.” The Babylon Bee is a satirical website that tends to lean right.
Twitter said it would restore the account if the tweet is deleted, but Babylon Bee CEO Seth Dillon said the company doesn’t intend to delete anything.
“Truth is not hate speech,” he said. “If the cost of telling the truth is the loss of our Twitter account, then so be it.”
Twitter flagged the post for “hateful conduct.”
Tucker Carlson had his account suspended because he commented on the suspension of The Babylon Bee and Charlie Kirk calling Rachel Levine a man.
“But wait,” Carlson’s tweet said. “Both of these tweets are true.”
Twitter said Carlson needs to delete the tweet and be suspended for 12 hours in read-only mode before obtaining control of his account again.
So Big Tech is censoring people now for being accurate. And Iowans are still just as vulnerable as they were last year, and the year before that.