It’s not just a few liberal nutjobs in Silicon Valley that support the tech censorship Americans have, unfortunately, grown accustomed to in recent years.
Rather, a majority of the Democratic Party supports censorship of content that offends “some” people, according to a recent Rasmussen poll. That poll says:
While a majority of Americans still think social media sites should permit free speech, most Democrats want companies like Twitter and Facebook to regulate content on their platforms.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 51% of American Adults believe it’s better for the owners of social media like Facebook and Twitter to allow free speech without interference. That’s down from 61% in January 2018. Thirty-five percent (35%) now think it’s better for social media companies to regulate what is posted to make sure some people are not offended, up from 23% in 2018. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
The question asked was “Which is better – for the owners of social media like Facebook and Twitter to regulate what is posted to make sure some people are not offended or to allow free speech without interference?”
While the 35% that support social media censorship might sound like a small number, it’s important to realize that that result comes from the whole country.
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When the results are limited to just Democrats, the result is might higher, showing that the left’s commitment to censorship and limiting free speech isn’t confined to the Silicon Valley elite; most Democrats want to limit free speech.
In fact, among Democrats, 57% of those polled by Rasmussen support social media censorship and think that content that some might find offensive should be somehow censored.
That makes sense, especially given DeSantis’ remark that tech is the censorship arm of the Democratic Party.
Further, the wealthier and government employees are also more likely than the average American to support social media censorship. As Just the News reports:
The wealthier a person is, the more likely he or she is to support censorship. Of people earning less than $30,000 annually, 27% support censorship, compared to 52% of people earning more than $200,000 a year, CNSNews stated.
Additionally, 44% of government employees state that they want to restrict speech online, making them more likely than respondents in other occupations to support censorship.
Why is tech so anti-free speech? Likely because it’s controlled and run by wealthy Democrats. Really that’s no surprise, but it’s still shocking to see that the majority of Democrats support CCP-like social media censorship.