The Russian election meddling narrative will never go away. Many people have pointed out that it was a fake narrative created to take out Donald Trump. This is true, but it also has a more lasting purpose—to strengthen social media censorship.
The fake Russia narrative has been used as leverage to force the already far left major social media platforms to come down even harder on right-wing accounts. Already it is almost impossible to keep a popular Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube account with right of center politics. They want to make it impossible to have one at all.
Now Nancy Pelosi is using these same tactics for more selfish reasons. After a video compilation clip of all of her stutters and slurs from a speech went viral, she attacked Facebook for allowing the video to remain on its site.
During an interview with San Francisco radio station KQED, Pelosi linked the videos highlighting her gaffes to so-called Russian meddling:
“We have said all along, poor Facebook, they were unwittingly exploited by the Russians. I think wittingly, because right now they are putting up something that they know is false. I think it’s wrong,” she said. “I can take it. … But [Facebook is] lying to the public.”
She added: “I think they have proven — by not taking down something they know is false — that they were willing enablers of the Russian interference in our election.”
It’s another Shoah. #NeverAgain should Democrat politicians be criticized on the Internet.
It’s a lie that the videos are “false.” Some are slowed audio and some are compilation videos like the one shared by Trump. Obviously, this is not about getting the truth out though. This is about gaining even more control over the political narrative online. This is a continuing campaign in the United States and Europe to gain complete control over online political content. It’s not enough that the media companies are tilting the scales significantly in the left’s favor. They want totalitarian control over all speech.
The Russian meddling lie is infinitely valuable to them. It does everything from weaken the president to protect Nancy Pelosi’s hurt feelings. It has become a foundational myth for why legal speech must be heavily censored on the Internet. Look for them to keep riding this narrative into 2020 and beyond.