Warren Unveils Plan to Censor 'Disinformation' Online

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Posted: Jan 29, 2020 2:45 PM
Warren Unveils Plan to Censor 'Disinformation' Online

Source: AP Photo/Matt Rourke

Presidential hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) continues to embrace far-left policies with minimal precedent. Today, the White House contender rolled out a plan to combat false information online and hold big tech companies to account. The key companies affected would be Facebook, Google and Twitter. Sen. Warren is capitalizing on the "Russian interference" talking point:

"Disinformation erodes our democracy, and Democrats must have a plan to address it. Donald Trump has welcomed foreign interference in our elections, inviting interference from a host of countries that have an interest in the outcome, including Iran and China. He’s currently facing impeachment for putting his own political interests over the national interests of the United States - and there is every indication that if he is not removed from office, he will continue to do so," Warren said in a release. 

Sen. Warren has been a vocal critic of big tech companies on account of preserving Democracy, but policies such as this do destructive damage to the system. Criminalizing the spread of misinformation, which may also be code for information which Sen. Warren disagrees with, is a complete infringement on freedom of speech. In addition, to compel private businesses to share make public their algorithms is government overreach. 

Citing interference by Russia, Sen. Warren weakly advocates for authoritarian policy in her typical alarmist fashion. This policy is nothing short of a breach of free speech rights, and the Constitution as a whole, disguised as 'election reform' and 'holding big tech accountable.'