You know you’re a super hip, cool liberal when you’re literally calling on massive Silicon Valley corporations to silence the voice of your ideological opponents.
Sacha Baron Cohen is a comedian who produces content that, little more than half a century ago, would likely be subject to far stricter obscenities laws in both his home of the United Kingdom and here in the U.S., where he no doubt enjoys large audiences.
However, quite typically for today’s far-left, he has no problem with making millions producing vulgar, graphic, and misogynistic content yet believes a sitting President of the United States should be deplatformed.
On Wednesday, Google-owned YouTube announced they’d be suspending President Donald Trump’s YouTube channel, days after Twitter banned him permanently and Facebook indefinitely suspended his account.
Ahead of this announcement, Cohen called on the video-sharing giant to do just this, chiding them for not going along with an otherwise coordinated slashing of his major social media accounts on the part of major Big Tech firms.
Virtually every social media company has removed Trump…EXCEPT YouTube.
Trump's YouTube channel is STILL showing videos of his election lies to MILLIONS of people!
— Sacha Baron Cohen (@SachaBaronCohen) January 11, 2021
“Virtually every social media company has removed Trump…EXCEPT YouTube,” Cohen lamented on Monday. “Trump’s YouTube channel is STILL showing videos of his election lies to MILLIONS of people!”
Cohen has apparently not spent a whole lot of time on YouTube, because there is an endless supply of things that President Trump has said to millions of people across the platform.
The “Borat” creator urged his followers to retweet his grievance with YouTube and demand its parent company to “do the right thing!” with the hashtag “BanTrumpSaveDemocracy.”
Days prior, Cohen had called Trump’s bannings from Fracebook and Twitter the “most important moment in the history of social media.”
“The world’s largest platforms have banned the world’s biggest purveyor of lies, conspiracies and hate,” he added. “To every Facebook and Twitter employee, user and advocate who fought for this–the entire world thanks you!”
Cohen might be curious to know that ISIS recruited on Twitter for years and that the top officials of tyrannical regimes like Iran and China are still quite active on the network, pushing their blatantly anti-Western views freely.
This certainly sheds a new light on a call for more social media censorship from a wealthy, tone-deaf celebrity—one who has made quite a fortune for himself by being obnoxious and tricking people into embarrassing interviews.
He ought to be careful: it’s Trump today, but if we keep heading down this path, he could soon find himself the target of his own bad ideology for his long history of highly offensive humor.
It will be difficult not to feel at least a bit of schadenfreude when cancel culture finally comes for him.
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