May 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Free Our Internet launched its efforts to expose and oppose efforts by Silicon Valley monopolies and the radical tech-left to take control of the internet. The new non-profit citizens’ group will educate Americans about how leftist super-elites and their powerful corporate allies have methodically used their wealth and political influence to erode the public’s internet freedoms and wage war on alternative media.
Founded by Donald Trump’s Maine Campaign Director Christie-Lee McNally, the group will empower individuals who support free speech and expression online, protect the diversity of ideas, and oppose government actions that undermine internet openness and transparency.
“For years, the left and their corporate allies in Silicon Valley have paid lip service to internet freedom,” said McNally. “In reality, they work tirelessly to undermine that very freedom by supporting clandestine efforts to make the internet less free.”
In a well-coordinated and secretive campaign orchestrated by George Soros, other far-left funded activist groups, and Silicon Valley companies like Google and Facebook, President Obama passed rules in 2015 that gave the federal government virtually unlimited powers over the internet for the first time in history. This gave the federal government and its Silicon Valley allies free reign to control our nation’s communications apparatus, together.
Less than two years later, these same Silicon Valley gatekeepers, including Twitter and Facebook, have engaged in widespread efforts to censor conservative news, ban conservative voices, and manipulate content across their platforms to benefit their political agenda.
“For the tech-left, the internet isn’t about openness and protecting the diversity of ideas. It’s about relentlessly working to control online communication, manipulating America’s political discourse to promote their own agendas and line their own pockets,” McNally continued. “The activist and political left has found common cause with Silicon Valley monopolies – the companies that actually control the platforms citizens depend on for information and to communicate with one another.
Under Obama, the internet was taken away from the American people. Free Our Internet and millions of regular Americans will fight to take it back.
Free Our Internet (www.freeourinternet.org) is a non-profit citizen group whose mission is educate the public about how leftist super-elites and their powerful corporate allies in Silicon Valley have methodically used their wealth and political influence to erode the public’s internet freedoms and destroy alternative media. Our goal is to empower the public to fight back against the tech-left’s well-funded war to control our means of communication, information, organizing, and mobilizing: the internet. Free Our Internet and its supporters stand for free speech and expression online, protecting the diversity of ideas, and opposing government actions that undermine internet openness and transparency.
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