The New York Times reported on Wednesday that former President Barack Obama will deliver a speech at Stanford University on Thursday that embraces his “new role” of policing the national debate over whether social media companies should censor political opponents.
Obama “is expected to add his voice to demands for rules to rein in the flood of lies polluting public discourse,” wrote The Times. “In private meetings and public appearances over the last year, the former president has waded deeply into the public fray over misinformation and disinformation, warning that the scourge of falsehoods online has eroded the foundations of democracy at home and abroad.”
Indeed, the scourge of falsehoods online has eroded the foundations of democracy. The problem is that the most destructive falsehoods have originated from the globalist elites who are exerting increasing control over the messaging and over access to messaging platforms like Facebook and Twitter.
Last month, Obama spoke at an event organized by the University of Chicago and The Atlantic, where he declared, “I think it is reasonable for us as a society to have a debate and then put in place a combination of regulatory measures and industry norms that leave intact the opportunity for these platforms to make money. But say to them that there’s certain practices you engage in that we don’t think are good for society.”
And who gets to determine what’s good for society? The political powers-that-be. That’s called censorship.