Is Silicon Valley Morphing Into The Morality Police?

Zero Hedge | 12/10/2018 | Staff
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Silicon Valley used to be technology companies. But it has become the "morality police," controlling free speech on its platforms.

What could go wrong?

Speech - Monday - Apple - CEO - Tim

In a speech Monday, Apple CEO Tim Cook said:

"Hate tries to make its headquarters in the digital world. At Apple, we believe that technology needs to have a clear point of view on this challenge. There is no time to get tied up in knots. That's why we only have one message for those who seek to push hate, division and violence: You have no place on our platforms."

Goliath - Problem

Here's the goliath problem:

Who gets to define what words and phrases protected under the First Amendment constitute hate — a catchall word that is often ascribed to any offensive speech someone simply doesn't like?

Christians - Abortion - Rights - Tax - Dollars

Will Christians who don't support abortion rights or having their tax dollars go toward Planned Parenthood be considered purveyors of hate for denying women the right to choose? Will millions of Americans who support legal immigration, as opposed to illegal immigration, be labeled xenophobes or racists and be banned from the digital world?

Yes and yes. How do we know? It's already happening, as scores of conservatives nationwide are being shadow banned and/or censored on social media, YouTube, Google and beyond.

Crime

Their crime?

Running afoul of leftist Silicon Valley executives who demand conformity of thought and simply won't tolerate any viewpoint that strays from their rigid political orthodoxy.

Context - Islamist - Regimes - Middle - East

For context, consider that in oppressive Islamist regimes throughout the Middle East, the "morality police" take it upon themselves to judge women's appearance, and if a woman doesn't conform with their mandatory and highly restrictive dress code — e.g., wearing an identity-cloaking burqa — she could be publicly shamed, arrested or even stoned in the town square.

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