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The new progressive agenda is simple: Dismantle key elements of the Constitution in order to serve their own purposes.
At the Daily Kos convention, the Netroots Nation Conference, at a panel titled “Racism and the Struggle for Civil Rights,” speakers tore into social media platforms for attempting to mirror the First Amendment. One speaker, Color of Change’s Senior Campaign Director Brandi Collins-Dexter, took particular issue with the amendment, saying that corporations have used it “as a sort of red herring argument.”
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However, she made it clear she didn’t want any freedom of speech at all, saying “I always say that from a U.S. standpoint I don’t necessarily believe in free speech.”
Founded by CNN host Van Jones and funded by liberal billionaire George Soros, Color of Change is an activist organization that has made several demands to Facebook, and pressured the social media platform to be subject to a civil rights audit. The panel itself, and others like it, was sponsored by Facebook, which was listed as a “premier sponsor” of the convention.
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At the panel, Collins-Dexter justified her position by saying that people who need to use speech “to challenge power are often denied access to this sort of concept of free speech in several ways.” She complained that social media companies were using free speech to “turn a blind eye to the daily discrimination and violent activity that occurs on...
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