Three of the world’s richest companies coordinate to destroy an upstart competitor because it permits speech of which they disapprove.
It was interesting that everybody they did business with — ranging from lawyers, to email firms, to Amazon servers, to Google Play and Apple’s App store shut down Parler … on the same day.
The common thread was that they alleged Parler had something to do with coordinating the violence we saw on Wednesday. By that logic, the various social media or communication apps — WhatsApp, for one — have only to be shown to have been used by some kind of a nefarious group to be shut down.
This isn’t about national risk. This is about the consolidation of political power. It’s the next evolution of the political punishment they dropped on the head of Mozilla’s CEO all those years ago for the ‘crime’ of financially supporting a political cause that was disfavored by the Left. Days after being ‘outed’ he was pressured out of his job.
These are NOT nice people. They have no interest in being civil or respectful. They are not interested in the free exchange of competing ideas. Their attitude, effectively, is ‘comply or die’.
And wealthy coastal elites congratulate themselves for the great feat of making it happen.
Remember ‘Life Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness?’ Yeah. Not everyone still believes that such a principle should REALLY apply to all Americans. Some people should be systematically opposed and shut down for the very serious crime of Wrongthink.
“They all work together to make sure at the same time we would lose access to not only our apps, but they’re actually shutting all of our servers off tonight, off the internet,” Matze said. “They made an attempt to not only kill the app, but to actually destroy the entire company. And it’s not just these three companies. Every vendor from text message services to email providers to our lawyers all ditched us too on the same day.”
The remarks come a day after Amazon dropped Parler from its servers, joining Apple and Google. They all cited the potential of spreading violent content on the site, which is favored by conservatives as an alternative to Twitter and Facebook.
Matze said that the services are unfairly targeting Parler. “They’re trying to falsely claim that we’re somehow responsible for the events that occurred on the 6th,” he said, the date of the Capitol building takeover by protesters.
“It would put anybody out of business,” he said of the tech bans. “This thing could destroy anybody.”
He added: “We’re going to try our best to get back online as quickly as possible. But we’re having a lot of trouble because every vendor we talk to says they won’t work with us. Because if Apple doesn’t approve and Google doesn’t approve, they won’t.” —Deadline
Is it really fair to say that Conservatives should ‘just start their own businesses’ when the competitors are doing the functional equivalent of sabotaging their water and power lines while parking a dump truck in front of the main entrance?
Trump called it a National Security priority to remove that 230 protection.
The left has already started taking action on destroying people on their enemies list. This is only going to get worse.
But tell us more about Biden, that ‘soul of America’ being the President of ‘All’ Americans, of healing us and bringing us all together.