Jack Dorsey and his big tech censorship by Twitter of the New York Post story on Hunter and Joe Biden is so egregious I have to speak up. If there was any doubt before, it is now clear that Twitter’s censorship system is set up to survey, capture, control, and manipulate the political narrative within this country. Make no mistake, the mathematical parameters and algorithms that Twitter and Dorsey developed and implemented had this goal in mind. In fact, despite what he and his company might have you believe, his frustration and anger are more likely related to getting caught and the resulting public outrage to the blatant censorship, not the wanting of some algorithm.

Any remaining blurred lines between social media companies and the political propaganda and covert influence world have all been erased. Powerful men like Dorsey and the other tech giants who control social media platforms––Instagram and Facebook––are meddling in the most inflammatory issues to engineer and influence the outcome of the upcoming election. Their efforts are one of the most dangerous threats that a free society can face. It is hard to imagine any more insidious effort to subvert freedom of speech, expression and the free-flow of ideas, good or bad, than deliberately programmed algorithms designed to shut down speech you don’t like.

The titans of social media, Dorsey at Twitter and Zuckerberg at Facebook, lead their companies the way China does. Like the CCC, these men want to control what the public sees, which enables them to better monitor and ultimately influences every aspect of society and life. It is akin to China’s “Free Speech Elite,” where only speech from certain individuals and of certain categories is permitted, but only that which the CCC controls.

Social media giants either don’t care or are simply too removed from reality in their gated Silicon Valley mansions to understand the long-term ramifications of their selfish and manipulative actions. In their tenure, the modern public square has evolved from having the right to free speech to the right to have limited and controlled speech. All of this is driven by goals to influence a person’s actions and decisions on a daily basis, whether it be to try a new diet trend or product, hold certain views or take preferred actions. Now these titans have been unmasked as wanting to control our thoughts. Twitter’s censorship of the New York Post articles that raise serious concerns about Hunter Biden and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, evidence that Big Tech has turned its social media sights on us. Communicating through these entities has now evolved into a twisted, full-on, nationwide program aimed at polarizing society politically and silencing any alternative thought from anyone who supports the president or doesn’t subscribe to the Left’s big government push.

The social media world has quickly learned how to use their tools of influence in a negative way to target the young with expensive items of envy and driving a must-have sentimentality into a level of obsession, like designer Nike sneakers. The misuse of such tools can cause, at the very least, anti-social behavior and horrible consequences when someone is driven to irrational action to obtain what they want. Weaponized, these same tools are very effective in the mass influence of thought operations and polarization of political beliefs, intolerance, and almost total misinformation and propaganda delivery. The result is the creation of an irrational hatred of President Trump that has not only triggered but justified assaulting or shooting someone just for wearing a MAGA hat. That must stop. Claiming its censorship and viewpoint discrimination are only intended to stop untruthful discourse is ridiculous and ends with these tragic outcomes.

As we move closer to stifling free speech and elevating only the viewpoints desired by the Big Tech giants, let us remember the words of James Madison, “Our First Amendment freedoms give us the right to think what we like and say what we please. And if we the people are to govern ourselves, we must have these rights, even if they are misused by the minority. We can never lose sight of this because the moment we do will be the moment we cease to be free.”

Armstrong Williams (@ARightSide) is the owner and manager of Howard Stirk Holdings I & II Broadcast Television Stations and the 2016 Multicultural Media Broadcast Owner of the Year. He is the author of “Reawakening Virtues.”