When Iran and China were experiencing civil discord, I was amazed that the government there could shut down the internet so that social media platforms could not be used to further the push to democracy, liberty and freedom of speech. Protestors could organize through social media. These dictatorial governments were able to do that, shut down the internet.
What we are witnessing in the USA right now is the most dangerous tilt to totalitarianism we have ever seen. It is a kind of marshal law. One social media platform has been completely shut down and Twitter, Facebook and Amazon sites are being severely censored to limit free speech.
Is President Trump doing this? Is it an act of Congress doing this? Is it the Supreme Court who is upholding the right of the president or of congress to do this? No, No, and No!!!!
It is the tech giants. They have now become the totalitarian deep state. And they have the power now to shut down the sitting President of the USA who has not been charged yet with any high crime or misdemeanor, nor has he been put on trial and convicted. Thus he is innocent until proven guilty by a constitutional method, either impeachment by the House and conviction and removal by the Senate. Or a lesser deal can be made by the 25th amendment of the Constitution or the president can cut a deal with the Vice President and simply resign.
None of that has happened. Yet the deep state totalitarian regime has censured the president and is censoring him.
This is quite dangerous for our democracy and free speech. Hopefully court challenges will ensue and the Supreme Court will eventually act to save our nation from the deep state tyranny.