In the wake of the final suspension of US President Donald Trump by Twitter, left-wing Mozilla – developer of the Firefox browser – wants to go even further than deplatformimg. In a blog post published on January 8, 2021, the company argues that more needs to be done to eliminate “hate” from the Internet.
“There is no question that social media played a role in the siege and take-over of the US Capitol on January 6.” Mozilla slammed the “reprehensible actions of Donald Trump” who they claim exploited the “architecture of the internet” to “foment violence and hate, and reinforce white supremacy”.
“We need solutions that don’t start after untold damage. Changing these dangerous dynamics requires more than the simple act of de-platforming, or the permanent removal of bad actors from social networks, ”says the foundation.
“We need solutions that don’t start after untold damage. Changing these dangerous dynamics requires more than the simple act of de-platforming, or the permanent removal of bad actors from social networks, ” states Mozilla.
In order to protect the Internet from conservative voices that it considers dangerous, the organization proposes the following heavy-handed actions,
Reveal who is paying for advertisements, how much they are paying and who is being targeted.
Commit to meaningful transparency of platform algorithms so we know how and what content is being amplified, to whom, and the associated impact.
Turn on by default the tools to amplify factual voices over disinformation.
Work with independent researchers to facilitate in-depth studies of the platforms’ impact on people and our societies, and what we can do to improve things.
Left-wing Mozilla’s use of countering hate as a justification for the removal of 1st amendment rights for anyone with whom the left disagrees, is the most recent example of authoritarian regimes across history and in the world today. The Nazis claimed all materials they banned to be “degenerate” or of Jewish nature or origin. In the Soviet Union, anything pre-revolutionary was subject to censorship and was deemed “politically incorrect”. Islamic regimes censor everything from the time before the “Prophet” Muhammad as “Jahiliyyah”, the time of ignorance. Communist China has enacted a National Security Law which bans Western media and social media sites, in what is sometimes referred to as the “Great Firewall of China”.
Mozilla has joined the ranks of authoritarian regimes who will censor anything they deem “politically incorrect”, and target the creator.
Mozilla’s History of Cancel Culture
Militant LGBT activists led a campaign to cancel Eich after donating $1000.00 to support a proposition that would maintain the definition of marriage as being between a man and a woman.
Eich was one of the earliest people to be doxxed and deplatformed for his failure to submit to left-wing opinions.
The de-platforming of Mozilla’s CEO was one of the early examples set for corporate leaders in terms of what happens when they do not submit to left-wing opinions. It’s quite likely the template for the Silicon Valley companies dismantling the first amendment today.