On Wednesday night Mark joined Tucker Carlson on Fox News to discuss the post-Charlottesville decisions by Google, Facebook, PayPal and other de facto global monopolies to kick off so-called "haters" and narrow the bounds of acceptable discourse. Steyn did not find this an encouraging trend:
"Freedom of speech enables you to argue for other freedoms, and that is the point of it," Steyn said.
Steyn was reacting to Tucker Carlson's monologue regarding corporations and progressives censoring speech of offensive factions...
"The less freedom of speech we have, the more we have what we saw over the weekend," he said. "All you can do is blow things up and shoot people."
More from Jeff Poor at Breitbart News:
Mark Steyn made the case that some tech giants that have the ability to regulate the flow of information on the Internet may have grown to be too big...
"If Standard Oil was too big in 1909, yes, what is Google now?"
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On a related theme, here's Steyn from January on how the "dehumanizing" effect of identity politics leads inevitably to violence.
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