Roger Waters, the co-founder and former bassist of Pink Floyd, has talked about internet censorship referring to the recent bans of Twitter on the leftist organizations and admitted that he’s hugely worried about the issue claiming these platforms have secret meetings in Pentagon.
During his latest conversation with Matt Taibbi and Katie Halper on the Rolling Stone’s Useful Idiots podcast, the legendary British musician has revealed his honest opinions on the current state of the world both politically and socially.
Waters has touched upon some significant issues as the mainstream media, the result of the presidential election of the US, its possible impacts all around the world, and the poverty within America.
The hosts also opened up about Waters’ recent support on the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (IYSSE) organization for their fight against Twitter censorship upon their official page.
Stemming from the issue, Roger Waters confessed that he’s hugely worried about those social media platforms’ control on the freedom of speech. The legend claimed that Twitter, and suchlike associations, have secret meetings in the Pentagon, and they are totally controlled by the government.
Waters has come up with another shocking statement that, whether it’s Joe Biden or Donald Trump, they are following the same set of rules on the media tools. Roger Waters said that the government is going to maintain the grip of an extremely wealthy ruling class on this country and go on milking it for as long as they can.
While calling Facebook ‘the most powerful engine on earth,’ the bassist remarked on the fact that such platforms as Facebook, Google, and Twitter are deeply dangerous monopolies that are increasing their effects day by day.
Here’s what Roger Waters said during the interview about internet censorship:
“I’m hugely worried about it. They have secret meetings in the pentagon. They are totally controlled by the government whoever it is, it doesn’t matter. Whether it’s Joe Biden or Donald Trump, they are following the same set of rules and they have the same basic principles.
They’re going to maintain the grip of an extremely wealthy ruling class on this country and go on milking it for as long as they can, which unless we, the people, stand up and say, ‘No!’
They are destroying the earth. Everybody knows it. We have been being told by the wise people for at least the last fifty years. But they go, ‘Shh! We’re not bothered about that.’ They keep making money, all of them.”,
“Deconstruct Facebook, Google, and Twitter. They’re deeply deeply dangerous monopolies and they are becoming more and more powerful. Facebook is probably the most powerful engine on earth.
‘Oh, you go have a website.’ ‘Why?’ ‘Because that’s how people communicate with each other. That’s how people would know you’re going on the road.’ I told you can do it with the radio. ‘No, you do it like this.’ So I started a website.
For the first six months, it had like two thousand people, and then suddenly 2.6 million or something. It’s sort of in the site of the lobby trolls and other trolls, you know, white supremacist trolls, as well.
But is it dangerous? Yes, it is. I, sometimes, have to ask myself, ‘Should you really be using Facebook at all?’ If I could persuade three hundred million people who use Facebook, or how many it is, to stop using it, I would. I absolutely would.”
You can check out the rest of the conversation below.