Keep those bipartisan moves coming!
Not only has a somewhat bipartisan Senate recently blocked Biden from scoring more wins for his Beijing buddies, but they have now taken aim at the utterly irascible Big Tech industry, which doesn’t even bother to disguise its open bias and corresponding interference in elections.
Nor does it bother to moderate militant transgender content aimed at minors, which is potentially why senators from both sides of the aisle are saying enough is enough.
As reported by Fox News, Republican Senators Tom Cotton and Katie Britt, along with Democrat Senators Chris Murphy and Brian Schatz, have recently thrown support behind the “Protecting Kids on Social Media” Act, which takes a proactive stance towards minors on social media.
Specifically, the act would mandate a minimum age of 13 for using social media platforms, as well as guardian consent for any minor under the age of 18.
And at least a few Democrats see the value in staving off the brainwashing until the youngest Americans are at least of legal voting age.
Senators such as Senator Murphy.
“I just feel like we’ve reached this point where doing nothing is not an option. And increasingly, when members of Congress go home, this is one of the first or second issues that they’re hearing about from their constituents,” Murphy remarked.
That’s right. Especially when doing nothing is continuing to fuel the degradation of society, not to mention the leftist brainwashing of children.
Another Democrat, Senator Shatz, who also happens to be one of the bill’s leading sponsors, roundly dismissed the notion that any Big Tech company has so-called “First Amendment” rights with regards to manipulative algorithms.
“The idea that an algorithm has some sort of First Amendment right to get into your kid’s brain is preposterous. And the idea that a 13-year-old has some First Amendment right to have an algorithm shove upsetting content down their throat is also preposterous,” Schatz drawled.
Seriously. Especially since “upsetting content” can entail, well, virtually anything.
Republican Senator Cotton, a veteran who has long been vocal about the dangers of social media, also makes it clear that protecting American youth from the nefarious, brainwashing influence of Big Tech constitutes a critical concern, regardless of one’s exact political leanings.
“This is an issue that unites parents all across the country, no matter what their political views on other matters might be,” Cotton intoned.
Indeed, it is.
One can only hope that such an action will gain greater fruition, and one can only hope Biden won’t block the measure.
Then again, Biden apparently can’t manage to ban the national security threat of TikTok, so don’t count on him counting out other Big Tech platforms anytime soon.
Especially when they are the ones that got him elected in the first place …
Author: Jane Jones