By now, you’ve heard about political cartoonist Michael Ramirez and his cartoon about Hamas using innocent civilians as human shields. The Washington Post took it down after pressure from the left; editor David Shipley had the gall to say that the paper made the decision in the interest of “understanding the bonds that hold us together.”
Ramirez’s case is just the latest — and probably the most egregious — example of how censorship is rampant in our culture today. We’re used to social media outlets and search engines censoring “unacceptable” opinions, but the federal government is amping up its efforts to combat “disinformation,” which we all know means information and opinion that diverts from the Biden administration’s talking points.
There’s a new poll from Issues & Insights and TIPP Insights that provides us with some fascinating information about Americans’ attitudes toward government and Big Tech censorship. The poll of 1,400 adults shows that 43% of Americans disapprove of censorship (26% “strongly” and 17% “somewhat”), while 36% approve of censorship (evenly divided between “strongly” and “somewhat”).
Those results are awfully close, but…
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