Alongside a shiny NFT & raffle for nevertrumpers to chase, Trump released a direct hit on the big tech censorship issue revealed by the Twitter files and gave a substantive, focused speech with his specific Presidential policy intentions after he had teased a major announcement the day prior. This is an active campaign move after having delivered a monotonous, ‘low energy’ announcement a few weeks back.
In recent weeks, bombshell reports have confirmed that a sinister group of deep state bureaucrats, silicon valley tyrants, left wing activists, and depraved corporate news media, have been conspiring to manipulate and silence the American people. They have collaborated to suppress vital information on everything from elections to public health. The censorship cartel must be dismantled and destroyed, and it must happen immediately.
Here’s my plan:
First, within hours of my inauguration, I will sign an executive order banning any federal department or agency from colluding with any organization, business, or person, to censor, limit, categorize, or impede the lawful speech of American citizens. I will then ban federal money from being used to label domestic speech as mis- or dis-information. And I will begin the process of identifying and firing any federal bureaucrat who has engaged in domestic censorship, directly or indirectly, whether they are the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Health & Human Services, the FBI, the DOJ — no matter who they are… Aggressively prosecute any and all crimes identified…”
Address the problems of “… major platforms being infiltrated by legions of former deep staters and intelligence officials. There should be a 7 year cooling off period before any employee of the FBI, CIA, NSA, DNI, DHS, or DoD is allowed to take a job at a company possessing vast quantities of U.S. user data.
In addition to censorship, Trump talks Section 230, responsibility of the platform for the postings by their users, funding of non-profits and academic programs “that support this authoritarian project” of censorship, election interference, and more.
Also, Digital Bill of Rights:
– The right to be informed that restricition of post’s reach is occurring, the right to an explanation, and the right to a timely appeal
– The right to opt out of content moderation and curation entirely, to receive an unmanipulated stream of information if they choose
He then calls the fight for free speech “a matter of victory or death” for America and for “the survival of western civilization.”
This monologue is so content rich it’s almost a telegraph of what is to come should Trump be elected.