Now NPR has openly admitted what we have already known; That big tech may have the ability to control the outcome of elections. These tech companies control what the citizens of America see, and don’t see.
“Whether or not Facebook decides to reinstate former President Trump’s account in the coming months will likely have major consequences for Trump’s political power and possible future campaign,” NPR tweeted from their official account.
This extends further than Trump. It extends to every aspect of political censorship on these platforms. From the suppression of certain stories, to the banning of right wingers activists and commentators. If journalists are shut down, if stories that portray certain candidates in a negative light are erased, and conservatives are taken out of the conversation, the outcome of elections are almost certain.
Donald Trump remains banned on Twitter, as well as Facebook due to a recent decision by their oversight board.
This deplatforming of the former president will create major issues when it comes to a possible run for president in 2024. Social media is possibly one of the most valuable advertising tools known to man, and Trump has been shut off from the opportunity to advertise his campaign there.
Twitter has begun banning accounts that post statements from the president despite their lack in connection with the man himself. Twitter claims that such accounts are a violation of their “evading a ban policy.