For years, conservative voices, accounts, channels and websites have been silenced, de-platformed, de-monitized, suspended and have had their ability to accept payments blocked by banking institutions directly impacting their financial stability. This has taken place, with impunity, under the guise of protecting users from a laundry-list of unacceptable beliefs both political and religious, to name a few.
President Trump has the authority to direct Attorney General William Barr to launch an investigation into those social media platforms and institutions that have been censoring conservative voices for years. The open forum and anti-trust laws must be enforced. Has the President forgotten it was the independent media that played a significant role in his 2016 election win?
As the 2020 election cycle draws near, more and more conservatives will be silenced. It would behoove President Trump to do more than Tweet his disapproval of this ongoing censorship. Will he take action to protect the speech of the very people that supported his first campaign? Tweets are entertaining and oftentimes provide much needed insight. But Tweets won’t cut it. Action is what is required and speaks louder than words or Tweets.