Nathan Jacobson, published at Mind Matters (January 1, 2023).
The term censorship conjures up images of piles of burning books or dissidents locked away in the remotest reaches of Siberia. We can take heart that minority voices are not in chains in the United States. Nevertheless, we must not kid ourselves. We live under a state of highly sophisticated and ubiquitous suppression of disfavored voices. The gatekeepers like the Trust Project and Google are making judgments about who is and is not trustworthy with good intentions and in the name of noble ideals.