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. Read more