TUCKER CARLSON (HOST): As we do all we can to fight this pandemic, we should make sure that we don't lose the most important part of our birthright as Americans, and we know what that is, it is the right to think and say what we believe is true. Freedom of conscience may be undervalued right now, but it underpins everything we have. It is the foundation of a free and a decent society. It's under attack by politicians, but most dangerously, it's under attack by multinational tech monopolies.
At this very moment, Twitter has decided to control what you are allowed to know about the coronavirus. Other tech companies have done the same. Twitter is deleting what it is calls, quote, "misinformation" about the pandemic. Some of it is, some of it isn't.
The actual data is a moving target. There aren't many certain facts about coronavirus, so censoring people who say unusual things probably isn't going to get you to a solution, but they're doing anyway. And yet at the same time, Twitter leaves Chinese state propaganda untouched. Every day, if you're following, you'll notice, the Chinese government spokesman claims that coronavirus actually originated here in the U.S. That's totally untrue, but none of these lies have been taken down by Twitter. Keep in mind Twitter is banned in China, but they're still doing China's bidding. What does that tell you?
It's not a small thing. It's a trend, a collusion between big multinationals and authoritarian governments to make you obey. That's not paranoid talk. It's real, and you should worry about it.