Using the Chinese Communist Party's Great China Firewall of Internet censorship as a benchmark, a top legal adviser to Joe Biden says that the U.S. government "must play a large role" in "monitoring and speech control" on Big Tech platforms.

Jack Goldsmith, a Harvard Law School Professor who was named an adviser on Biden's exploratory commission on reforming the U.S. Supreme Court, argued in an August 2020 Atlantic op-ed that "in the debate over freedom versus control of the global network, China was largely correct, and the U.S. was wrong."

“Significant monitoring and speech control are inevitable components of a mature and flourishing Internet, and governments must play a large role in these practices to ensure that the Internet is compatible with a society’s norms and values,” Goldsmith, who is also an alum of the George W. Bush administration, asserted in the op-ed co-written by University of Arizona College of Law professor Andrew Keane Woods.

Goldsmith lauded Big Tech for its practice of censoring anything that does not follow the chosen narrative on Covid-19 – which includes the covert installation of tracking programs and censorship of stories promoting the now widely-accepted link between the virus and the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
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