Greenwald says “Democrats and Media Do Not Want to Weaken Facebook, Just Commandeer its Power to Censor”

Tuesday, reacted to the testimony of Frances Haugen and a tweet by Democrat Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Glenn Greenwald tweeted “How many examples do you need to see before realizing that the real goal of Democrats and their liberal corporate media allies is not to weaken or break up Facebook and Google but to transfer their vast monopolistic power to themselves? They say it:”

Greenwald added “What else can @SenMarkey say to make it any clearer what the Democrats’ actual intent is with regard to the power of Facebook, Google and Twitter? He’s telling you in the clearest language possible what they want:”

Greenwald writes in a new article “Democrats and Media Do Not Want to Weaken Facebook, Just Commandeer its Power to Censor”

He writes:

Facebook “whistleblower” Frances Haugen is a vital media and political asset because she advances their quest for greater control over online political discourse. Their aim is not to erode Facebook and Google’s vast power but to *transfer* it to themselves for their own use.

There is no doubt, at least to me, that Facebook and Google are grave menaces. Along with Apple and Amazon, they have become classic monopolies. But none of the anger or activism in Washington and among liberal outlets is about solving that. They want to be the overseers of it.

Democrats have become increasingly explicit about their intent to force tech giants to censor the internet for them in accordance with their views. Polls show liberals overwhelmingly support this. This is a top priority for the dominant party in Washington and their media allies.

He adds “The only thing more menacing or alarming than a handful of tech monopolies controlling our political discourse is transferring that power to one political party in DC and their media outlets. That’s what this week, and their new heroine, are for:”