Big Tech Puts A Target On The Backs Of Gun Owners

Following YouTube’s announcement of a formal change in their regulations against gun material, Gun Owners of America (GOA) released a number of remarks on June 4, 2024.
 

Senior Vice President of GOA Erich Pratt said, “Restricting access to adults only—for video that displays fully lawful and constitutionally-protected activity—is immoral, and it attempts to push a nefarious narrative to youngsters that firearms are evil.” “In response, when the younger generations get older, they won’t challenge or oppose any additional Second Amendment rights breaches.”

“For years, Alvin Bragg and his anti-gun allies have been relentlessly lobbying YouTube to restrict and outright forbid specific gun-related content. Unfortunately, they have succeeded, and free expression has once again suffered as a result,” said Aidan Johnston, Director of Federal Affairs at GOA. Congress has to find out how much DA Bragg and pro-gun organizations contributed to this policy shift from YouTube. They also need to know if the Biden administration or the White House Office of Gun Control used force to compel censorship of Second Amendment information.

YouTube’s parent company, Google, has revealed plans to modify its policy against gun-related content. The new policy will take effect on June 18. The following content will be blocked under the new policy, which is intended to be retroactive and apply to all already available content on the video platform:

Age restrictions will apply to content that depicts the use of automatic weapons, homemade weapons, and specific gun attachments.

Banned content includes instructions on how to remove “safety devices.”

Movies, video games, military and police footage, and combat zone footage will all feature firearms without age restrictions, giving Hollywood and corporate media that oppose guns a double standard.
In April, Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg sent a letter to YouTube CEO Neil Mohan, requesting the company to modify its algorithms to prevent the promotion of specific gun-related videos. He also demanded that the company explicitly remove and restrict some information about guns.

Big Tech serves as the managerial regime’s de facto arm. The government will contract with dishonest private actors in the tech industry to carry out anti-free expression measures against content providers in the event that it is unable to do so.

Author: Scott Dowdy

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