A dozen years ago, a censor named Shirlene McGovern, with with the Alberta government’s “human rights commission,” came at me for publishing the Danish cartoons of Mohammed in the Western Standard magazine.
Back then, I knew the charge, who the complainant was, the process (as unfair as it was), and that that process was subject to political oversight.
My release of the videotape of my interrogation so discredited and embarrassed the Human Rights Commission that Shirlene McGovern asked to be transferred off the case; the cabinet minister in charge of the Human Rights Commission literally called it a “kangaroo court”; and the federal government amended their human rights law to repeal their censorship provision.
That’s how censorship was done back in 2008.
And that brings me to the case of the New York Post, one of the largest and oldest newspapers in America.
They had the audacity to report on the story of the year:
Emails reveal how Hunter Biden tried to cash in big on behalf of family with Chinese firm (...)
One email sent to Biden on May 13, 2017, with the subject line “Expectations,” included details of “remuneration packages” for six people involved in an unspecified business venture.
And Biden has not refuted it. He just is made to be asked about it, and scolds a reporter who does so.
But the news here isn’t that the New York Post was summoned by some human rights commission. They have the First Amendment down there in the U.S. No-one could knock out that story.
Well, except the social media companies. They just banned anyone from linking to it. Totally locked down the Twitter account of the New York Post itself. Banning anyone who linked, including the official Trump campaign and various senior Trump spokesmen.
Now, the New York Post is big enough that they didn’t just disappear. They’re kicking up a fuss.
But who else has been deleted for the crime of being conservative — or, more to the point, getting in the way of Joe Biden winning?
When I was censored, I could look my censor in the eye. Now, every day, millions of people are censored by strangers — and increasingly, by artificial intelligence trained to copy censors. There’s no debating, there’s no hearings.
It just didn’t happen. You never existed. You’ve been deleted.
NEXT: Allum Bokhari is my favourite expert on Silicon Valley censorship, which he talks about in his new book, Deleted: Big Tech's Battle to Erase the Trump Movement and Steal the Election.
He joins me to discuss what happened to the New York Post and how it could affect Trump's reelection chances.
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