Monday, January 11, 2021

Big Tech Flexes It's Muscle

 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.


Old NFO said...

That it does, but we won't find out the answer any time soon, if at all.

Jonathan H said...

The problem is that they can take a website or app down for any reason they like, and the fight to get it back is long and difficult - if it's even possible, for example many contracts now have forced arbitration clauses with groups that almost always go for the company, or they require going to court in a liberal area like California...

dogsledder said...

What is the bigger crime- the STOLEN ELECTION, or THE FACT THAT WE ARE NOT ALLOWED TO SPEAK ABOUT IT ? The loss of our power to pick our own leaders and representatives or the right of the American people to have FREE SPEECH and talk about it ?
They want to take ALL of our rights- these are just the first two to go. Next they will try to take our guns. We cannot allow this to stand. WAR IS COMING with real guns and stuff.