This week in Hong Kong, censorship takes the form of four intruders with sledgehammers smashing up The Epoch Times’ printing press. In America, it takes such forms as YouTube viewers being involuntarily unsubscribed from channels, like ours, covering “sensitive,” political topics. This kind of under-the-table censorship of “sensitive” content is increasingly a reality in America and not just the purview of totalitarian regimes.
When a U.S. Big Tech company chooses to collaborate with a Chinese-military-aligned university but rejects collaboration with the U.S. military, serious questions arise about whose interests these tech firms serve. Perhaps it’s time for Silicon Valley to be checked on actions that compromise American national interests, as tech billionaire investor Peter Thiel suggests.
Hosted by NTD journalist Brendon Fallon, Wide Angle is following the latest political developments in the United States and abroad, and finding the connection between these and the larger global trends of our times.