The National Rifle Association (NRA) today gave its Charlton Heston Courage Under Fire Award to Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. ...Pai worked to roll back regulations that the Obama administration put on the internet in the last couple of years. The regulations, called "net neutrality", were promoted by Google in order to enhance Google's control of internet control. The regulations applied to internet service providers like Comcast, but exempted Google.
After Schneider spoke, Meadows told Pai that "the Charlton Heston Courage Under Fire award is sponsored by the National Rifle Association" in honor of the former NRA president, and it's not given every year. It is only awarded "when someone has stood up under pressure with grace and dignity and principled discipline," she said.
Previous awardees included Rush Limbaugh, Phyllis Schlafly, Vice President Mike Pence, Roy Innis, and Sheriff David Clarke, she said.
"We are honored to have you as part of this distinguished pantheon," Meadows told Pai.
Meanwhile, the NY Times has another article saying that Google and Facebook should do more in order to censor right-wingers who are skeptical of leftist media narratives:
SAN FRANCISCO — On Wednesday, one week after the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., Facebook and YouTube vowed to crack down on the trolls.There are indeed a lot of fishy things about the Parkland anti-gun activists. See Vox Day on YouTube threatening InfoWars and on David Hogg.
Thousands of posts and videos had popped up on the sites, falsely claiming that survivors of the shooting were paid actors or part of various conspiracy theories. Facebook called the posts “abhorrent.” YouTube, which is owned by Google, said it needed to do better. Both promised to remove the content.
The companies have since aggressively pulled down many posts and videos and reduced the visibility of others. Yet on Friday, spot searches of the sites revealed that the noxious content was far from eradicated.