August 8, 2018
Democrat Senator Chris Murphy clashed online with Donald Trump Jr over whether the controversial ban of Alex Jones from social media has signaled a rise of corporate political censorship in the US.
Murphy, who has represented Connecticut in the US Senate since 2013, was among the vocal supporters of the controversial decision by several tech companies to suspend Jones from their platforms. He hailed it, branding Jones’ show Infowars “the tip of a giant iceberg of hate and lies that uses sites like Facebook and YouTube to tear our nation apart.”
Infowars is the tip of a giant iceberg of hate and lies that uses sites like Facebook and YouTube to tear our nation apart. These companies must do more than take down one website. The survival of our democracy depends on it.
— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) August 6, 2018
The original decision was perceived by many online commenters as an act of political censorship by private companies, and an attack on free speech. Murphy’s position in this context was regarded as cheering the deterioration of a key element of US democracy.
I can’t stand InfoWars. I can’t stand pompous socialists like Chris Murphy either. Senator, get out of the way and let us lead our lives without you baby-sitting us. https://t.co/rjqxph6HGM
— Brent Bozell (@BrentBozell) August 7, 2018
The survival of our democracy depends on the restriction of free speech? This is a chilling comment from a government official. If his constituents care at all about freedom, they will make him pay for it come election time. https://t.co/r35fzNmb0o
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) August 7, 2018
Murphy is correct
The survival of our democracy
Is at stake
But in the exact opposite way
And he is on the side trying to Destroy it
Once the Left gets their #ThoughPolice fully functional
Conservative ideas of all kinds are next on the chopping block