TECH TYRANNY: Apple Inc. Has Made It Clear They’re Not Concerned With Protecting Free Speech

Written by K. Walker on November 30, 2022

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Recent actions by the tech giant both at home and abroad reveal that the tech giant isn’t interested in protecting free speech.

For years we have known that Big Tech giants like Apple and Alphabet (Google) have worked in concert with the Chinese Communist Party in China with their facial recognition and social credit system that is reliant on digital tracking.

We saw the inklings of that same sort of censorious behavior in 2021 when Parler was suspended from the Apple App Store after claims were made that the new social media platform was being used “to plan, coordinate, and facilitate the illegal activities in Washington D.C. on January 6, 2021.” But that actually turned out to be Facebook.

Oops. Or was it an “oops”? Was it Big Tech’s way of protecting their monopolistic control over speech on the internet? After all, Facebook didn’t get a suspension, nor did Twitter which, at the time, was being run by censorious little trolls that suppressed the Hunter Biden Laptop From Hell story ahead of the 2020 election, silenced doctors and scientists that questioned the narrative surrounding COVID, and permanently suspended meme-makers.

We’re now seeing that Apple Inc. hasn’t changed one bit.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis spoke about it on Tuesday at a presser.

They’re threatening to remove Twitter from the App store over concerns that Elon Musk’s commitment to free speech.

Apple also ran to the aid of the Chinese Communist government by removing the AirDrop feature on iPhones sold in China to help the CCP quell the anti-lockdown protests.

Tucker Carlson covered Apple’s weird loyalty to the CCP on his show on Tuesday night.

Just after that segment, Tucker had DeSantis on to discuss the growing problem with Big Tech using protections awarded to them by the government to suppress speech they disagree with.

Other GOP lawmakers are stating publicly that they’re willing to go to war with Apple if the tech giant tries to remove Twitter from the App Store.

‘I’d like to know why ⁦[Apple]⁩ continues to aid and abet the totalitarian regime in [China] while campaigning against free speech at home,’ said Missouri GOP Senator Josh Hawley, throwing both spears at the firm at the same time…
…’Apple will stop ads on Twitter because Elon Musk brought back free speech but won’t stop production in China after countless human rights abuses,’ Rep. Lance Gooden of Texas said Tuesday.
Utah Senator Mike Lee responded to Musk by calling on Congress to pass legislation that would prevent the dominant app stores from giving their own in-house applications preferential treatment over third parties, and ban them from forcing those third parties to use the companies’ payment processing systems.
‘This is unacceptable, and makes the case for the Open App Markets Act,’ Lee said.
Rep. Ken Buck, who is spearheading the Open App Markets Act, also sounded off on the billionaire’s claim.
‘This is why we need to end the App Store duopoly before the end of this year. No one should have this kind of market power,’ Buck wrote on Twitter.
JD Vance, a venture capitalist who was recently elected to the Senate from Ohio, said Apple banning Twitter from its store ‘would be the most raw exercise of monopoly power in a century, and no civilized country should allow it.’
Source: Daily Mail

“Tim Cook is an apologist for a dictatorship, helping silence Chinese protesters by restricting AirDrop on iPhones only sold in Mainland China,” said Rep. Mike Waltz (R-FL) on Tuesday.

Elon Musk has made it clear that his $44 Billion investment in purchasing Twitter was “for the future of humanity” by ensuring that free speech was protected on the internet.

On Tuesday, Musk began tweeting about Apple. He said that they stopped advertising on Twitter and wondered if they care about free speech in America.

He also tweeted that Apple threatened to remove Twitter from the App Store.

Musk then had some interesting interactions with Twitter users.

Musk retweeted that video with one word, “Accurate.”

He also retweeted Lex Fridman’s tweet about Apple and the reply by Dogecoin creator, Shibetoshi Nakamoto.

The Corporate Media is losing what little mind it has left with Elon Musk’s new direction for Twitter.

This is despite Musk managing to do in just weeks the thing that Twitter said it couldn’t do for years — remove child porn accounts from the platform.

Nevertheless, Musk is now “Bad Twitter Man” to the Partisan Presstitutes, so they have to warn that free speech is under threat now that Musk owns Twitter.

Musk seems undeterred by the threats from Apple or the Biden administration — he’s still committed to free speech and exposing what Twitter has done in the past to stifle speech.

He’s right.

He might be the only powerful guy in Big Tech committed to free speech.

That’s a problem.

This is an ideological war and we need warriors.

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ClashDaily's Associate Editor since August 2016. Self-described political junkie, anti-Third Wave Feminist, and a nightmare to the 'intersectional' crowd. Mrs. Walker has taken a stand against 'white privilege' education in public schools. She's also an amateur Playwright, former Drama teacher, and staunch defender of the Oxford comma. Follow her humble musings on Twitter: @TheMrsKnowItAll and on Gettr @KarenWalker