The big tech censorship is a result of Obama’s legacy. On January, 20th, 2017, hours before Trump’s inauguration, Obama signed the “Talent Act of 2017” bill into law. After Trump’s inauguration, 0bama left D.C. The first thing on his agenda, immediately after President Trump’s inauguration, was to meet with the tech giants in California. Thus empowering multi-national corporations to bypass our First Amendment and ushering in Big Brother censorship:
The Coming Speech Wars Online
January 6, 2017
Internet censorship neither by government nor by media
President Obama recently decried the “wild west” media atmosphere in which outlets are “pumping out all kinds of crazy, toxic stuff.” He called for a “curating function” whereby media would be filtered for “truthiness.” The First Amendment forbids government to so curate, so he was suggesting that Google, Facebook, Twitter, and other major aggregators filter information before letting it reach the masses’ less discerning ears.
Obama’s Final Bill Invites Silicon Valley Innovators Into Unelected Government Positions — Under the Trump Presidency
January 30, 2017
Last week, mere hours before Donald Trump’s Inauguration, President Barack Obama signed, while he was still President of the United States, one final bill into law. Again: this was Pres. Obama’s very last bill.
The bill, known rather obscurely as the TALENT Act of 2017, is a last-minute codification of an existing program called the “Presidential Innovation Fellows Program.” This program was initially created as an executive order under Obama, in 2012, to bring private industry innovators into government agencies.The hope of this now-extended bill, according to supporters, is to combine the best of Silicon Valley’s technology-savvy thinkers with the slower-moving professional bureaucracies of Washington.
Was Obama Silicon Valley’s President?
The industry pinned its hopes on him early on.
DECEMBER 13, 2016
Ultimately, Google got the most juice, the most clout. As a 2016 investigative report by The Intercept revealed, “Google representatives attended White House meetings more than once a week, on average, from the beginning of Obama’s presidency through October 2015. Nearly 250 people have shuttled from government service to Google employment or vice versa over the course of his administration. No other public company approaches this degree of intimacy with government.” Former Googlers who went to work for the Obama administration include current US Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith, former head of the White House Office of Social Innovation Sonal Shah, and former deputy chief technology officer Andrew McLaughlin.
Obama really did say those things. Here’s another article quoting Obama:
Obama Blames ‘Far-Right Media’ for ‘Pumping Out All Kinds of Crazy Toxic Stuff’
Earlier this month, Obama floated the idea for “truthiness tests” for media outlets on the internet.
“There has to be, I think, some sort of way in which we can sort through information that passes some basic truthiness tests and those that we have to discard because they just don’t have any basis in anything that’s actually happening in the world,” he said.
Obama Calls for ‘Truthiness Tests’ for Media Companies
President Barack Obama floated the notion of a test for media organizations, griping about the wide-spread existence of alternative media available in America.
He was critical of the current Wild West online environment where people could say anything on social media or on news websites.
“We are going to have to rebuild within this wild-wild-west-of-information flow some sort of curating function that people agree to,” he said.