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No, Clarence Thomas, the answer to Big Tech censorship is not government regulations


Censorship and de-platforming are serious concerns for conservatives, after thousands of voices on the right have been kicked off of Big Tech platforms. Even President Trump has been banned virtually everywhere. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas suggested that the answer to this problem is governmental regulations. This could not be further from the truth and will only make things worse.

The 2020 Election showed us just how much power Big Tech and Social Media have. Not only can they use their algorithms to divide our nation into echo chambers and limit what news… I mean, propaganda, we see, but they also have the ability to censor and de-platform anybody who does not hold to the mainstream narrative as put forth by the Democrat Party.


When we talk about rigging the 2020 Election, a huge contributing factor was the disinformation and propaganda pushed and promoted by companies like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Obviously, the natural result is to want to make sure that never happens again and the easiest solution in many people’s minds is to have the government step in and establish regulations that restrict their ability to fix any future elections.


This is exactly what Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is referring to when he posed the idea of having government regulations established and forced on these Silicon Valley tech companies. The problem is that this is exactly what Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey want. During their Senate hearings last year, they made it clear that they welcomed government oversight and regulation into their industry. Why would they want this?


Government regulations consistently are a hardship only on small startups and mom-and-pop shops. We saw this played out for all to see with the extreme restrictions and regulations in California in response to the COVID-19 “pandemic.” Countless small businesses closed permanently due to the extreme measures being taken. Only the big companies that could absorb the insane new costs in doing business could continue to stay open. Essentially, it eliminated the competition for these big corporations.


The same thing will happen in the tech world if the government steps in. New regulations will restrict the ability for startups to innovate and come up with free market solutions to the censorship of Google, Amazon, Facebook and Twitter.


The reason we find ourselves in the mess that we are in today is not because of a lack of rules and regulations from the government, but because conservatives refused to innovate and create superior alternatives to Silicon Valley. Instead, we relied on them to the point where we had no other options than these Leftist Social Justice Warrior companies. Then they pulled the rug out from under us during the 2020 Election and everyone acts shocked that this happened.


Moving forward, we must innovate. We must protect ourselves and the freedom that has made America great for the past few centuries. Stop relying on Leftist companies. Spend your time and money supporting pro-America and Conservative companies. If there’s not a company worthy of your support, maybe it’s time to start one. That’s the American way.

Big Tech censorship has been expanding beyond just Conservatives… Christians are next!


While many of us have been warning about the coming persecution of Christians, I don’t think any of us thought that it would be ramping up so quickly. While we are luckily not facing physical persecution yet, such as beatings or death, we are facing censorship, deplatforming and even jail time in some instances. These are just the birth pangs of what is coming next.


While we still have a voice here at The GateKeepers, we are doing everything that we can to bypass the algorithmic walls put up by Big Tech and the Social Media companies like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. Our videos used to get thousands of views across all of our platforms, while now they are being throttled and hardly getting distributed at all. An added wrinkle is that, while our video content is seeing lower views, traffic to our website has never been higher. Over the past year we’ve seen a 700% increase in traffic, and it’s been amazing to experience this kind of growth. Because of this, we’ll be launching GKTV very soon, hosting all of our shows exclusively on our platform.

While The GateKeepers started out as nothing more than a blog for me to post my articles relating to concerns within Christianity, it has now expanded into a full-fledged Christian podcast network featuring fifteen shows, a publishing company that has published three books over the past year and we are now hosting conferences on a regular basis. We’ve seen the addition of contributors to The GateKeepers such as Denise McAllister, Pastor Cary Gordon, Pastor Ken Peters, Dr Mike Spaulding, Dr Bobby Lopez and many other amazing Christian leaders. Our lineup of shows has expanded, as well, featuring shows such as The Shining Light Podcast, Conversations with Jeff, The Big Brown Gadfly, Battlefront: SouthGate and The Verum Monitae Report with Dr Mike Spaulding, in addition the the several other shows we also carry on The GateKeepers.

Everything that we do is for the purpose of expanding Biblical Christianity through the preaching of the Gospel, the exposition of God's Word and confronting error where it pops its ugly head within the Church. We are mission-focused first, and then we use technology, books, resources and events to accomplish and further the Gospel and Biblical theology.


While we’ve seen some amazing growth and expansion, we are also working hard to make this be a long-term play, and with that comes with how to fund our work here. I’ve intentionally not turned The GateKeepers into a non-profit organization because I don’t want to become beholden to the government, and I also don’t want to be focused on sending out fundraising letters constantly begging for money like most non-profit ministries do.


Instead, we have our online book store, are hosting online conferences and have our Plugged In membership program. Right now we are funded exclusively through these three different avenues. We are especially excited about our Plugged In membership, as this brings so much added value to you as a thank you for supporting our work here at The GateKeepers.

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