WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week a new non-profit group, Free Our Internet, is launching with the goal “to expose efforts by Silicon Valley monopolies and the radical tech-left to take control of the Internet.”
The new non-profit citizens’ group will educate Americans about how leftist super-elites and their powerful corporate allies have methodically used their wealth and political influence to erode the public’s Internet freedoms and wage war on alternative media, noted a press release dated Monday, May 1, 2017.
Founded by Donald Trump’s Maine Campaign Director Christie-Lee McNally, Free Our Internet was organized to empower individuals who support free speech and expression online, protect the diversity of ideas, and oppose government actions that undermine Internet openness and transparency.
“For years, the left and their corporate allies in Silicon Valley have paid lip service to Internet freedom,” said McNally. “In reality, they work tirelessly to undermine that very freedom by supporting clandestine efforts to make the Internet less free.”
McNally stressed that under President Obama, the Internet was taken away from the American people.
“For the tech-left, the Internet isn’t about openness and protecting the diversity of ideas. It’s about relentlessly working to control online communication, manipulating America’s political discourse to promote their own agendas and line their own pockets,” McNally continued.
“The activist and political left has found common cause with Silicon Valley monopolies – the companies that actually control the platforms citizens depend on for information and to communicate with one another,” she stressed.
Chad Wilkinson, the spokesperson for Free Our Internet, explained to Infowars.com the new group is targeting George Soros, the Ford Foundation, and Google, as well as other Silicon Valley giants including Google and Facebook on the political left that have championed Obama-era FCC-issued Internet regulations, not to protect “Internet privacy” or to promote “Net Neutrality,” but to turn the Internet over to government control.
Wilkinson, a media veteran, has produced over the past 20 years has produce some of the biggest names in cable news and talk radio including Lou Dobbs, Dennis Miller, Lars Larson, Charles Payne, among others.
“President Obama passed rules in 2015 that gave the federal government virtually unlimited powers over the Internet for the first time in history,” Wilkinson said.
“This gave the federal government and its Silicon Valley allies free reign to control our nation’s communications apparatus, together,” he continued.
McNally and Wilkinson agreed that these same Silicon Valley gatekeepers, including Twitter and Facebook, have engaged over the last two years in widespread efforts to censor conservative news, ban conservative voices, and manipulate content across their platforms to benefit their political agenda.
On April 28, 2017, Breitbart news reported that FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, in a speech delivered last week at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., explained he plans to roll back the Obama-era “Net Neutrality regulations” and to restore the light-touch regulatory system established by President Clinton and Republicans in Congress, as codified in the 1996 Telecommunications Act.
On Feb. 25, 2015, the Media Research Center reported that Soros’ Open Foundation Society and the Ford Foundation had spent at least $196 million supporting Astroturf “public interest” groups pushing the left’s agenda to get the Obama-controlled FCC to issue “Net Neutrality” rules that would allow the Internet monopolies like Google, Twitter, and Facebook to remain free to censor out news reported by conservative and libertarian news agencies, including Infowars.com.