It seems that two House Democrats are wanting to control any conservative news that the two legislators from California don’t agree with. Reminiscent of what we see in Communist China and North Korea, there has been pressure in recent weeks by those on the left to control what Americans are allowed to watch.
Democrats are waging an assault on the First Amendment, with two Democrat House lawmakers demanding answers from cable television providers on the role they play in the “spread of dangerous misinformation.”
The letter, signed by Reps. Anna Eshoo, D-Calif., and Jerry McNerney, D-Calif., and released to the press Monday, targets only conservative-leaning outlets, including Fox News, Newsmax, and OANN.
On Wednesday, the House subcommittee on Communications and Technology of the Committee on Energy and Commerce is scheduled to hold a hearing on disinformation and extremism in media.
CNN also approves the removal of its competition from the cable networks. Last year, Fox News was the most watched news on cable. READ: CNN’s Darcy Calls for Fox News to Be Booted from Airways After Capitol Incursion
Of course, it is not just about controlling the news sites, it also involves controlling what people are allowed to see on social media.
False accusations that the alternative social media site, Parler, was behind the Jan 6, 2021 riot on the US capitol resulted in what many believe was a coordinated attack to bring Parler down. This included its removal from app stores and Amazon announcement it would no longer host Parler on its servers.
However, a recent study of the 226 people charged during the Jan 6, 2021 riot found that they used Facebook, more than all the other social media sites combined, to coordinate their attack.
The Daily Caller explains:
Facebook was the social media network most used to organize the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, an analysis of Department of Justice (DOJ) charging documents shows.
The Program on Extremism at George Washington University has collected the indictments of 223 people who have been charged for participating in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, which temporarily delayed the certification of President Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory. Facebook was used by 73 of the people charged with crimes, more than all other social media sites combined, according to a Forbes analysis.[…]
Alternative social media site Parler was banned from using Amazon’s online infrastructure in the wake of the riot due its alleged connection to the violence, but was only used by eight people charged, Forbes reported. Both Apple and Google removed Parler from their app stores.