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.
In the 2016 election we saw how digital disinformation was used to influence and suppress voters. But 4 years later, we're hardly better prepared for it. Donald Trump has welcomed foreign interference in our elections, and if he isn't removed from office, he'll continue to do so.— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) January 29, 2020
Anyone who seeks to challenge and defeat Donald Trump must be prepared to take on the full array of disinformation that foreign actors and people in and around his campaign will use to divide Democrats, suppress Democratic votes, and erode the standing of the Democratic nominee.— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) January 29, 2020
I'm also calling on tech companies like Facebook, Twitter, and Google to take real steps right now to fight disinformation spread on their platforms. The safety of our democracy is more important than shareholder dividends and CEO salaries.— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) January 29, 2020
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.'