Model, actress and left-wing activist Emily Ratajkowski caused a stir online Thursday after floating a conspiracy theory that Trump supporters were allowed to breach the United States Capitol on Wednesday so Big Tech platforms like Facebook and Twitter could justify a “rollout of censorship.” The impending further crackdown on free speech, she warned, could be a “Patriot Act 2.0.”
“Anyone else feel like proper amount of capitol police being absent/letting Trump people in/providing insane visuals of MAGA dudes on the floor of the house was wildly convenient to justifying big tech’s rollout of censorship?” posed Ratajkowski on Thursday afternoon.
“This gives Facebook/tech/Zuck THE MOST POWER. If he can shut the president up/off he can shut any of us up/off,” she added. The model noted that she was aware her view was “unpopular,” but nonetheless “worth pointing out.”
Ratajkowski, who has demonstrated in left-wing protests, such as the objections to Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, emphasized that her unfounded theory was