‘Chaos,’ ‘Mayhem & Discord’ Oh My! Soros Funded Group Begs Big Tech to Censor After Trump Verdict

May 31st, 2024 6:27 PM

An organization repeatedly funded by leftist billionaire George Soros is pressuring Big Tech to target free speech after the guilty verdict against Donald Trump.

Maya Wiley, president and CEO of the coalition the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, released a statement after Trump was controversially convicted on all counts by a Manhattan court Thursday. In the statement, she urged both social media and government officials to target so-called “disinformation.” Notably, the coalition of some 240 national organizations has received millions of dollars from Soros’s Open Society Foundations (OSF).

The coalition not only aims to crush free speech but has received extensive funding from Soros to help accomplish this goal. The OSF website lists no fewer than 10 grants to the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights between 2016 and 2022. The grants range between $10,000 and $2,135,000 for a total of $6.92 million. 

In her statement, Wiley claimed that the verdict would “generate massive amounts of online content, and a big chunk of it will be lies, disinformation, or conspiracy theories from white supremacists, political operatives, chaos agents, and maybe even adversarial foreign governments.” She did not cite any evidence to support this claim.

The Leadership Conference CEO then issued her call for “content moderation,” the leftist catchphrase for censorship of free speech. “In this overheated environment, it’s vital for social media companies to enforce their content moderation policies and prevent lies from spreading unchallenged,” Wiley pontificated. “This environment is ripe for the worst actors online to sow mayhem and discord, and social media companies simply cannot allow that to happen.”

Wiley cited the events of Jan. 6, 2021, as a supposed proof that online content from Trump supporters could turn violent as she argued for censorship. She ended by making the worrisome argument that both Big Tech and government officials have an obligation to protect users from content she considers false. 

“Social media companies and elected officials have deep responsibilities to protect our society,” Wiley babbled. “We urge them not to permit falsehoods to flourish online or spill over into violence on our streets. The stakes could not be higher, and the consequences of inaction could not be more severe.”

Conservatives are under attack. Contact your representatives and demand that Big Tech be held to account to mirror the First Amendment while providing transparency, clarity on so-called “hate speech” and equal footing for conservatives. If you have been censored, contact us using MRC Free Speech America’s contact form, and help us hold Big Tech accountable.