The New York Times is now warning of “unfettered conversations” taking place on social media apps that aren’t cracking down on free speech, complaining that people might – egads – be saying things other people don’t like with total umpunity.
In a report published – and widely mocked – Tuesday, authors Erin Griffith and Taylor Lorenz sounded the alarm over a small, by-invitation-only platform called “Clubhouse,” which lets users talk via audio in chatrooms. The app, Griffith and Lorenz lament, has “becoming a town square for debates over free speech and politics” filled with “unconstrained" and "unfettered conversations.”
Unfettered conversations are taking place on Clubhouse, an invitation-only app that lets people gather in audio chatrooms.— The New York Times (@nytimes) February 15, 2021
The platform has exploded in popularity, despite grappling with concerns over harassment, misinformation and privacy.https://t.co/zeVeHlAZy3
“Clubhouse is also contending with rising complaints about harassment, misinformation and privacy. In one incident last month, a user promoted conspiracy theories about the coronavirus vaccines and discouraged people from getting the shots, leading to harassment of a female doctor,” the authors howl.
The internet was quick to note the NYT’s complaints of “unfettered conversations” that aren’t being monitored by leftist overlords and skimmed for anything they might not like.
"Unfettered conversations" are also taking place in my living room do you want to come check up on us and make sure we're not spreading ~misinformation~— Same Planet Different World (@brocccolini) February 17, 2021
I occasionally have unfettered conversation at parties, and even in my house. Should I be concerned?— Graeme Edgeler (@GraemeEdgeler) February 17, 2021
Oh my God, someone better get in there and fetter those conversations! Won't somebody PLEASE think of the children!— Neal Pierson (@NealPierson) February 17, 2021
Unfettered conversations are also taking place in dorm rooms, bars and houses across the country. Clearly martial law is needed— John Alexander (@ConserveCase) February 17, 2021
From henceforth, all conversations must be fettered. Thus sayeth the state. Free speech, but fettered.— Boiled Kosher Ham (@BardOfBoil) February 17, 2021
The NYT's latest sackcloth and ashes routine comes amid an all-out leftist war on social media apps that promise to allow free speech without suppressing voices they don't agree with, as many conservatives have abandoned - or been kicked off - of platforms like Facebook and Twitter for daring to express opinions the Silicon Valley elites don't like.
So there you have it, folks. From here on out, all conversations must be fettered so as to not threaten the left's control over the narrative, and to ensure we all subscribe to the same progressive groupthink.
Big Brother is watching.