FCC’s Brendan Carr Slams Twitter’s ‘Orange man bad policy’
During Thursday’s episode of “The Sara Carter Podcast,” Federal Communications Commission Commissioner Brendan Carr slammed Twitter’s “arbitrary” censorship of conservative voices on its platform, telling Carter that content moderators on Twitter are seemingly oddly focused on the President’s tweets.
“They seem to only be narrowly focused on you know, President Trump, and prominent conservative voices and they take action against others as well. I don’t paint with too broad brushstrokes, but it seems by and large like it’s going on against them and in the hypocrisy here, so you know, we have this week as well,” Carr said.
“It seems like what I call an orange man bad policy,” FCC Commission Brendan Carr told Sara Carter. “It’s the inconsistency, the arbitrary exercise of power that I think is contributing to putting big tech under the spotlight.”
While many conservatives are being censored for spreading alleged disinformation, many prominent figures and organizations who have done the same go unchecked on the platform.
Carr highlighted the double standard, telling Carter there needs to be policy changes that allow the government some leeway to ensure that Section 230, the Communications Decency Act, allows users to have the power to choose the content they consume.
Amending the legislation was a central topic of a hearing this week before a Congressional antitrust panel. The group of lawmakers questioned big tech CEOs, including Jeff Bezos of Amazon, Tim Cook of Apple, Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook and Sundar Pichai of Google.
Twitter’s Jack Dorsey was invited to testify during the earlier hearing, but never made it and is reported to have ignored the request. The tech giants did their best to try and convince the lawmakers that their businesses are not anti-competitive monopolies.
“What’s interesting, is right now on Twitter, you can go on there -and still up there is a tweet from Representative Swalwell saying don’t wear masks,” said Carr, who had just noted that Twitter suspended President Trump’s son Don Jr., for aTweet related to information on the Coronavirus epidemic.
“There’s no, you know, screen over that tweet,” he added. “There’s no ‘Click here for more information.”
He listed a number of Democrats and liberal analysts whose inaccurate Tweets remain up on the platform with no correction from Twitter or suspension. Carr also addressed reports from a recent meeting in Israel between lawmakers and Twitter that questioned the company’s use of the arbitrary policy that allows the Iranian regime to consistently post Tweets calling for the destruction of Israel and genocide of the Jewish people, without any repercussions from the company.
Carr stated that he had wished lawmakers in America would ask similar poignant questions at the hearing to expose the bias.
Carr said “what happens when you put all of this together is it doesn’t look like a, you know, policy neutrally applied about COVID.”
“It seems like what I call an orange man bad policy,” he told Carter. “And it’s the arbitrariness that I think so many people have trouble with if these were policies applied, even-handed to everybody, regardless of their politics. I think we need people who have far less standing to complain, but it’s the inconsistency, the arbitrary exercise of power that I think is contributing to putting big tech under the spotlight.”
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BREAKING: Federal Indictment of Trump in Classified Documents Probe has been Unsealed
Former President and current Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump, has been indicted and is facing 37 counts in connection with his alleged mishandling of classified documents. The 49-page document was unsealed Friday.
The indictment contains charges of the following: Willful retention of national defense information, conspiracy to obstruct justice, withholding a document or record, corruptly concealing a document or record, concealing a document in a federal investigation, scheme to conceal, and making false statements and representations.
Trump announced the indictment Thursday night on Truth Social, his social media platform:
“The corrupt Biden Administration has informed my attorneys that I have been Indicted, seemingly over the Boxes Hoax, even though Joe Biden has 1850 Boxes at the University of Delaware, additional Boxes in Chinatown, D.C., with even more Boxes at the University of Pennsylvania, and documents strewn all over his garage floor where he parks his Corvette, and which is ‘secured’ by only a garage door that is paper thin, and open much of the time.”
Trump declared himself an “INNOCENT MAN” and the subject of the “Greatest Witch Hunt of all time.” The Biden administration, he claimed, is ‘TOTALLY CORRUPT.”
The former president has argued that all the documents in question were declassified when he left the White House. “You’re the president of the United States, you can declassify just by saying it’s declassified, even by thinking about it,” he told Fox News host Sean Hannity in an interview last year.
Trump was on to Biden's deep corruption re Ukraine and wanted it investigated, so they impeached him.
Now that many of Biden's crimes are being exposed, naturally they're going to indict Trump again.
— Monica Crowley (@MonicaCrowley) June 8, 2023
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