It's fascinating to watch Big Tech shut down free speech.
Parler, which emerged as a Twitter alternative for conservatives, officially went offline on Monday after Amazon Web Services refused to host the site any longer. Following the Capitol riots on Wednesday, Apple and Google removed Parler from their app stores, claiming the site had refused to take down posts inciting violence. On Saturday, Amazon announced it would follow suit after employees pressured the company to remove Parler.
Other vendors are following the tech giants, leaving Parler without a host for their platform. This is cancel culture writ large. It certainly seems to be a form of obstructing competition
Rush Limbaugh made the point earlier today that in watching this repression of conservative speech, it is entirely fair to wonder if these same companies or their subsidiaries were involved in the repression of conservative votes? It's a valid question, and deserves valid answer.