Beto O’Rourke Calls on Social Media to Censor ‘Hate Speech’

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Beto O'Rourke calls on social media companies to censor hate speech

Democratic 2020 candidate Beto O’Rourke has demanded social media companies censor what he considers “hate speech”.

Speaking with MSNBC, O’Rourke linked President Trump to “hate speech” while at the same time advocating for total censorship of such speech online.

“We must confront hate, no matter where it is or how high up it goes. That means calling out this president—but it also means ensuring social media companies no longer allow hate speech to be spread on their platforms,” O’Rourke tweeted on Thursday.

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“Having leadership that speaks with pride about our community, about who we are as a country, including the immigrants who have made it so successful is far and away the most important thing we can do right now, but also ensuring that beyond the president’s conduct and behavior and rhetoric we do a better job of regulating and enforcing hate speech and calls to violence on social media platforms.

Facebook — in particular, Mark Zuckerberg — needs to do a far better job in ensuring that that platform does not become a gathering place and a platform for launching these kinds of attacks. Internet service providers — hosts of 8chan and these message boards that are used for similar purposes — we need to do a far better job and I think that could come through new legislation, new regulations, and really vigorous enforcement, but I think it’s the president of the country that needs to set the tone.”

Breitbart.com reports: O’Rourke’s call for expanding political censorship of online speech and expression — beyond social media and video-hosting sites — to include stripping of domain name service comes after Monday’s blacklisting of messaging and imageboard 8chan by web infrastructure company Cloudflare.

6 Comments

  1. What the hell is he talking about , the only hate is coming from the left and the entire planet knows it . Not a single liberal has been able to provide a single example of this so called ” Hate speech” hilarity.

    • exactly these people project the same bullshit they are calling on stopping..Beto is a SATANIST anyway..effhim

  2. They can start by censoring Democrats who have been shooting their mouths off saying Trump “WANTS TO MAKE AMERICA WHITE AGAIN”.

    Democrats know that Americans, white, black, & brown hail from every corner of the globe, that Hispanics are the fastest growing segment of the population, & that “making America white again” would be an impossibility since it was never “white” to begin with in light of the fact that Native Americans were here first & the records of those who came through Ellis Island clearly show that not all were “white”.

    With that being the case, why even make such a stupid, hateful, vile statement if not for the express purpose of dividing the nation/our citizens, causing chaos, ginning up fear/anger, “triggering” people, fanning the flames of dissent, & inciting violence??

    Seriously, what did they think those words sounded like to a Democratic extremist/nutjob who has been described as a “White Supremacist” & “White Nationalist” by the Left/Democrats even as they continue to flood the nation with illegals from south American countries & demand open borders??? No doubt, the shooter like the rest of us has seen/heard Democrats & Presidential candidates talk about increasing both legal & illegal immigration to the U.S. regardless of the financial impact to our own citizens & the potential danger they pose.

    In my opinion, Democrats “triggered” the nutjob with their vile, hateful, racist comments & then pointed him in the direction of innocent people!

    Signed,
    A brown skinned, Spanish speaking American Citizen of Latin/Hispanic & Native American descent

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