Journalist Glenn Greenwald harshly criticized liberals for backing big tech efforts to “manipulate U.S. politics” over the past three months, including by permanently banning President Donald Trump from Twitter.
Greenwald told Fox News, in addition to banning Trump, there was censorship of the New York Post’s coverage of Hunter Biden’s laptop in October and the suspension of right-leaning social media site Parler from Apple, Amazon, and Google.
Greenwald warned of further coordination between the incoming Biden administration and left-wing big tech giants against voices they want to suppress.
“What will happen once [Trump] is gone?” he said. “The strategy has always been clear: To inflate the risk of what they call white supremacist terrorism, which increasingly means nothing more than being a Trump supporter, and then treating people in the United States who fall into that category the way you treat terrorists.”
Greenwald said the big tech companies have more power than any companies in world history due to their ability to control speech and information.
Warning about Democrats supporting these tactics of suppression of free speech, he said “authoritarians never believe they’re authoritarians, no matter how much censorship, surveillance, jingoism, & imprisonment they demand.”
Greenwald emphasized in a tweet: “These Silicon Valley monopolies are grave menaces to political freedom & economic well-being is *not* a right-wing view. The most comprehensive report warning of these dangers was issued 3 months ago by a Democratic House Sub-Committee.”