**CNN Analyst Claims Solution to End Big Tech Censorship: Silence Conservatives**
A CNN Senior Political Analyst suggests that to put an end to the censorship of conservatives by Big Tech, Republicans should voluntary impose self-censorship. Her remarks come on the heels of YouTube’s recent reversal of its policy on alleged election misinformation.
CNN Analyst and USA Today columnist, Kirsten Powers, appeared to be a free speech advocate, but with a rather unique caveat – that Big Tech has the responsibility to censor Republicans who distribute purported election misinformation. Powers engaged in a discussion with fellow CNN analyst Sara Fischer on YouTube’s recent decision when they argued that Republicans should simply stop talking if they wish to avoid social media censorship.
Fischer questioned YouTube’s responsibility when it comes to potential riots and misinformation, while Powers maintained that the platform should actively suppress information that is “demonstrably false”. Powers failed to clarify the definition of “demonstrably false” but claimed that if Republicans refrain from spreading such information, then censorship would not be an issue.
It is worth noting that Powers’ recent comments greatly contradict her past support for free speech, especially considering she authored a book titled “The Silencing: How the Left is Killing Free Speech.” YouTube’s policy change is a significant departure from its previous stance on alleged election misinformation.
In a statement on June 2, YouTube expressed the importance of open political debates, including those based on disproven assumptions, for a healthy democratic society. The platform confessed that suppressing free speech earlier was ineffective in preventing “real-world harm” yet curtailed politically-driven conversations.