Twitter, Elon Musk, and the 2022 technology crash

Twitter’s pending collapse is greatly exaggerated even after a large number of staff members quit, but the social media platform is not alone in the chaos plaguing Silicon Valley.  Facebook, Amazon, and others are all experiencing massive layoffs, crumbling stock prices, and shrinking or non-existent profits.  The progressive gravy train is rapidly coming to an… Continue reading Twitter, Elon Musk, and the 2022 technology crash

Elon Musk: Time’s Person of the Year has become a relentless advocate for freedom, placing himself in the middle of our raging culture wars

It’s an irony of our times that a former South African, a creature of deep-blue, progressive Silicon Valley, and now the richest man in the world should become a divisive, cultural touchstone for the enduring importance of freedom.  Fighting lockdowns and vaccine mandates, Mr. Musk has earned the respect of conservatives and the ire of… Continue reading Elon Musk: Time’s Person of the Year has become a relentless advocate for freedom, placing himself in the middle of our raging culture wars

A common sense, conservative approach to social media regulation rooted in the First Amendment

Twitter’s new CEO isn’t concerned about free speech and plans to restrict content sharing, Facebook is clamoring for government regulation in the name of public safety, and there are increasing calls to break up Big Tech, but is any of this necessary when illegal activity is already illegal?  Otherwise, our focus should be the First… Continue reading A common sense, conservative approach to social media regulation rooted in the First Amendment

Facebook: A whistleblower demands new regulations for social media to protect the children from harmful content

The more things change, the more they stay the same: 36 years ago, Tipper Gore’s Parents Music Resource Council and politicians were taking aim at the music industry, using moral outrage to justify censorship in the name of the children.  At the time, the record industry was also pushing for new taxes, resulting in an… Continue reading Facebook: A whistleblower demands new regulations for social media to protect the children from harmful content

Trump takes on big tech, media responds by claiming “companies can do whatever they want, more or less”

The former President files a class action lawsuit against Twitter, Facebook, and Google claiming that the infamous Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act is unconstitutional and abridges Freedom of Speech.  Perhaps needless to say, the media completely misses the point and suddenly seems to think companies aren’t constrained by any laws or principles. Earlier… Continue reading Trump takes on big tech, media responds by claiming “companies can do whatever they want, more or less”

Time Magazine: “They were not rigging the election; they were fortifying it”

A shady “cabal” coordinates a “conspiracy” on secret Zoom calls attended by “powerful people,” funded by billions of dollars from partisan interests, resulting in a complete rewrite of how we conduct elections.  Who are the conspiracy theorists now? “A well-funded cabal of powerful people, ranging across industries and ideologies, working together behind the scenes to… Continue reading Time Magazine: “They were not rigging the election; they were fortifying it”