NY Times reporter wants Google to suppress information about Hillary

Farhad Manjoo is a reporter for the New York Times who writes about tech issues.  His latest passion is a beef with free speech, though of course, as a leftist, he would never frame it that way.

More specifically, Manjoo is upset that a Google search about Hillary’s health turns up what he calls “conspiracy theories.”  And because he’s decided that the negative information available on line about her health is unfounded, Google should “fix” the problem.

Now, as a quick aside, the point isn’t even whether something is a conspiracy theory or not.  Free speech means that if people want to put hard facts up on the internet, they can.  And if people want to put conspiracy theories on the internet, they can as well.

As another aside, Mr. Manjoo is not the arbiter of what is fact and what is fiction, or a “conspiracy theory,” as he calls it.  That’s the whole point of free speech.  When speech is censored, who does the censoring?  Who decides what is acceptable speech and what is unacceptable?  That is the slippery slope we should not step on (though it’s a bit late for that warning, since we’re already sliding and picking up speed with black ice ahead when October rolls around, America loses control of the internet, and the vacuum is filled by countries that are bad actors.)

Breitbart reports:

Go online and put down, ‘Hillary Clinton illness,’ and take a look at the videos yourself,” Rudy Giuliani recently said on Fox News, during an argument about how sick Clinton really is.

Manjoo of the Times called for Google to “fix” the problem of search results possibly hurting the Democratic nominee.

“Google should fix this. It shouldn’t give quarter to conspiracy theorists,” Manjoo tweeted.

Democrats = leftists = progressives = fascists.

Farhad Manjoo is a reporter for the New York Times who writes about tech issues.  His latest passion is a beef with free speech, though of course, as a leftist, he would never frame it that way.

More specifically, Manjoo is upset that a Google search about Hillary’s health turns up what he calls “conspiracy theories.”  And because he’s decided that the negative information available on line about her health is unfounded, Google should “fix” the problem.

Now, as a quick aside, the point isn’t even whether something is a conspiracy theory or not.  Free speech means that if people want to put hard facts up on the internet, they can.  And if people want to put conspiracy theories on the internet, they can as well.

As another aside, Mr. Manjoo is not the arbiter of what is fact and what is fiction, or a “conspiracy theory,” as he calls it.  That’s the whole point of free speech.  When speech is censored, who does the censoring?  Who decides what is acceptable speech and what is unacceptable?  That is the slippery slope we should not step on (though it’s a bit late for that warning, since we’re already sliding and picking up speed with black ice ahead when October rolls around, America loses control of the internet, and the vacuum is filled by countries that are bad actors.)

Breitbart reports:

Go online and put down, ‘Hillary Clinton illness,’ and take a look at the videos yourself,” Rudy Giuliani recently said on Fox News, during an argument about how sick Clinton really is.

Manjoo of the Times called for Google to “fix” the problem of search results possibly hurting the Democratic nominee.

“Google should fix this. It shouldn’t give quarter to conspiracy theorists,” Manjoo tweeted.

Democrats = leftists = progressives = fascists.