Saboth wrote on Oct 20, 2020, 21:11:
theglaze wrote on Oct 20, 2020, 17:28:
The decision to file the lawsuit just a few weeks before the US presidential election has raised questions about whether it was simply a move by the Trump administration to prove its willingness to challenge the influence of the sector if it gains a second term.
I also think it's a campaign maneuver.
Notice it's Trump's corrupt DoJ as well as Republican states in this lawsuit. This is simply "striking back" at "Big Tech" for refusing to help the GOP spread conspiracy theories, Russian propaganda, etc. It has nothing to do with monopolies or any such thing, but the fact that white supremacists, Nazis and other fringe elements that support the GOP, as well as Russian disinformation campaigns (which the GOP fully embraces) are being removed/blocked on search engines and social media networks. There's nothing wrong with breaking up monopolies, but this smacks of GOP partisan politics.
You're 100% correct. Yet, it doesn't make the threat to democracy any less likely. It really blows my mind that even a single generation or two ago most American right-wingers were staunchly opposed to communism and fascism, yet now proudly embrace it. America, as it is, simply can't last. Way past time to honestly start talking about secession. The right can have corn squeezins, incest, and Jesusland, whilst the Left moves boldly into a Trekian new future based on science and reason.
"You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life."