Skip to comments.How Silicon Valley, in a Show of Monopolistic Force, Destroyed Parler
Posted on 01/13/2021 2:19:30 PM PST by NohSpinZone
Critics of Silicon Valley censorship for years heard the same refrain: tech platforms like Facebook, Google and Twitter are private corporations and can host or ban whoever they want. If you don’t like what they are doing, the solution is not to complain or to regulate them. Instead, go create your own social media platform that operates the way you think it should.
The founders of Parler heard that suggestion and tried. In August, 2018, they created a social media platform similar to Twitter but which promised far greater privacy protections, including a refusal to aggregate user data in order to monetize them to advertisers or algorithmically evaluate their interests in order to promote content or products to them. They also promised far greater free speech rights, rejecting the increasingly repressive content policing of Silicon Valley giants....[snip]
That is because the dominant strain of American liberalism is not economic socialism but political authoritarianism. Liberals now want to use the force of corporate power to silence those with different ideologies. They are eager for tech monopolies not just to ban accounts they dislike but to remove entire platforms from the internet. They want to imprison people they believe helped their party lose elections, such as Julian Assange, even if it means creating precedents to criminalize journalism.
(Excerpt) Read more at greenwald.substack.com ...
In the 19th century the Left was the foremost opponent of the big corporations stifling free market competition.
How far the Left has fallen.
So, how is that action not a criminal act, restraint of trade, collusion whatever it technically is?
I believe it is but it is to be battled in the courts. I don’t expect this Dimm administration and its lackeys to take any action, that’s for sure.
Easy. Most lawyers are evil, hateful people. Most lawyers are on the side of the Marxists. Judges are lawyers.
The courts have chosen sides. Against you.
ABA are huge Dem donors.
They have not ruled on the argument that Big Tech, as an oligopoly, are state actors and have to abide by First Amendment restrictions. So we’ll see.
Now that we have seen how quickly Big Tech can destroy a social media site which offends them, I am asking why they never did the same thing with child pornography.
But they won't. The Supreme Court won't touch anything that might help Trump.
There’s a certain kind of person who I have to respect even when I disagree with them, because they are consistent in their views and true to their beliefs, even if I don’t share those beliefs. Rand Paul is one such person. Glenn Greenwald is another.
Because they're Democrats, and Democrats love child pornography.
It’s bleak, I know, but we can’t just quit. We have to fight like hell. There ARE liberals, true liberals, who are just as disgusted by this. The enemy of my enemy is my friend might have to be our mantra. Politics do make for strange bedfellows and all that.
Who said parler is destroyed? Parler will be back. it will be online and running. You don’t need apps. If you download a browser on your smart phone you can still access it. Personally I believe in using a real computer instead of one of these nasty little smart phones.
These tech companies yap about being “private’ corporations, but they seem to have received plenty in government subsidies to fund their “private” enterprises!
“It’s bleak, I know, but we can’t just quit. We have to fight like hell”
Well said. Keep reminding these surrender monkey, limp-wrist Freepers to quit demoralizing the rest of us who hate leftards and fight..
If they want to bend over to Groper Joe, the next 4 years, so be it. They’re p*ssies anyway..
It’ll take some time. It’s not just Amazon’s servers that were taken away. Other vendors like Twilio (SMS authentication) bailed too and Parler does not have viable replacement right now. But the CEO sounds determined and I’ll do whatever the hell I can to support him. It needs to come back.
What big tech is really doing is creating demand for competition.
Is there no way for Parler to use a different server, in another country?
“What big tech is really doing is creating demand for competition.”
I do ultimately see this being the silver lining in this dark cloud. I think enough of us will get sick of being treated like second-class citizens and get off these stupid ass platforms en masse. Their hold on us is not as strong as they believe it is.
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