Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May is publicly calling for social media giants like Facebook and Twitter to become hostile places for terrorists looking to communicate or recruit. Now, we all can probably agree that this is a good idea, and we certainly hope that none of our readers would feel otherwise. However, it is our duty at Common Sense Conspiracy to point out where this could lead in the future.
Grabbing control over the Internet has been a problem for world governments for now decades. While we may never know exactly what happened behind the scenes, somehow the Internet took off and became what it is today without governments all over the world realizing it in time to put the clamps down on it. This kind of unchecked freedom keeps them up at night, and there have been many legislative attempts over the years to find a way to exert more control over it. Social media blowing up like it has only upped the ante.
So, while we are not necessarily implying that May and others are using terrorist acts as a means for pushing for more Internet control, we are saying that the possibility for that exists. Whether that is the goal behind the scenes right now, you can rest assured they wouldn’t mind if gaining more control of the Internet and social media was some sort of collateral damage in fighting the spread of extremism. This is another example of what is often referred to by conspiracy theorists as the “slippery slope.” What starts out as one thing, and even a good thing at that, turns into something else entirely with time. Stay tuned as we continue to analyze this and future situations.