Mr. Zuckerberg has created something truly remarkable in his quest for total domination over the internet and amassed a collection of other platforms that are seemingly part of most people’s lives. However, this does not mean that we gave him the authority to act as a God on earth.
By Jacob Engels
Chris Hughes, a committed leftist and Co-Founder of Facebook came out earlier this morning calling on the United States government to bust-up Facebook. His arguments range from economic-to-privacy-to-free speech, all rooted in a concern over the sheer power that his friend Zuckerberg has over the way we are able to communicate with one another.
While Hughes’ op-ed in the New York Times laments the resurgence of nationalism and how Facebook allowed pro-Trump voices help the propel the Manhattan businessman to the Presidency, the key takeaway is that Facebook has indeed become WAY TOO powerful.
Hughes’ public shaming of the robotic Zuckerberg reminds Americans that if we could not tolerate the tyrannical rule of Kings and Queens, why then should we bend the knee to a tyrannical tech weirdo like Zuckerberg? His opinions on what is or isn’t news or what is or isn’t hate speech do not supersede the very basis of our founding documents the freedom we require to exist as Americans.
Mr. Zuckerberg has created something truly remarkable in his quest for total domination over the internet and amassed a collection of other platforms that are seemingly part of most people’s lives. However, this does not mean that we gave him the authority to act as a God on earth. Unfortunately, he has given himself that authority and only seeks to increase the power he holds over our very existence.
Hughes’ was right to call out Zuckerberg and demand action from President Trump. But will Trump be able to reverse the course on the path towards total censorship that Zuckerberg has sent us down breakneck speed? Yes, the President needs to take action and break up big-tech companies like Facebook, Google, Twitter.
This must come with a complete and total restoration of banned or censored accounts on these platforms, which can be managed through a special agency that processes requests for restoration. The books must be balanced or even the most harsh busting up of big-tech companies like Facebook will just create a bunch of slightly smaller bastions of tech tyranny.
Mr. Hughes’ could not have given President Trump a better reason to start this process and start it now. Facebook’s own co-founder has given cover to Trump and he must utilize it or be exposed for his lack of action to restore free-speech rights in America.
Jacob Engels is an Orlando based journalist whose work has been featured and republished in news outlets around the globe including Politico, InfoWars, MSNBC, Orlando Sentinel, New York Times, Daily Mail UK, Associated Press, People Magazine, ABC, Fox News, and Australia’s New Dawn Magazine. Mr. Engels focuses on stories that other news outlets neglect or willingly hide to curry favor among the political and business special interests in the state of Florida.