Sky News host James Morrow says big tech’s “Orwellian behaviour” is not making public figures more accountable but making its platforms the “ultimate arbiter of truth”.
Big tech companies like Twitter, Facebook, and Google have come under fire repeatedly over the past year for censoring public figures or removing particular content.
Twitter and Facebook both banned then-President Donald Trump in January, and Facebook recently removed from Instagram an interview between the former president and his daughter Ivanka Trump.
“This Orwellian behaviour just shows the problem of big tech – rather than making public figures more accountable to the people, it makes the platforms the ultimate arbiter of truth,” Mr Morrow said.
“It’s a huge problem, one which Trump wasn’t able to grapple with when he was in office, and one which Republicans seem all too disinterested in doing something about.”