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    From Johnny@21:1/5 to All on Sun Dec 18 11:34:23 2022
    By Jonathan Turley
    Published December 18, 2022

    With the restoration of free speech protections on Twitter, panic has
    grown on the left that its control over social media could come to an
    end. Now, some of the greatest advocates of censorship in Congress are specifically warning Facebook not to follow Twitter in restoring free
    speech to its platform.

    In a chilling letter from Reps. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., André Carson,
    D-Ind., Kathy Castor, D-Fla., and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I.,
    Facebook was given a not-so-subtle threat that reducing its infamous
    censorship system will invite congressional action. The letter to
    Meta’s president of global affairs, Nick Clegg, is written on
    congressional stationery "as part of our ongoing oversight efforts."

    With House Republicans pledging to investigate social media censorship
    when they take control in January, these four Democratic members are
    trying to force Facebook to "recommit" to censoring opposing views and
    to make election censorship policies permanent. Otherwise, they
    suggest, they may be forced to exercise oversight into any move by
    Facebook to "alter or rollback certain misinformation policies."


    This is why The Democratic party should change its name. It is
    definitely not democratic.

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