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  • First Amendment Rights Being Eroded by Technocrats: Director of Citizens for Free Speech

    01/25/2021 8:51:37 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | January 25, 2021 | Ella Kietlinska and Joshua Philipp
    The increased censorship of people’s views expressed on social media by Big Tech companies has been part of an orchestrated attack on the First Amendment, Patrick Wood, director and founder of Citizens for Free Speech, told The Epoch Times. Wood believes that there is an agenda behind the censorship. It would be almost statistically impossible to attack simultaneously all five elements of the First Amendment: freedom of religion, free speech, freedom of the press, the right to assemble, and the right to petition the government for a redress of grievances, Wood said in an interview for Epoch Times’ “Crossroads.” All...
  • Amazon Demands In-Person Union Vote After Arguing Mail-In Ballots ‘Raise Risk Of Fraud’

    01/23/2021 6:22:17 PM PST · by linMcHlp · 27 replies
    Nation and State ^ | 01/23/2020 | Tyler Durden (apparently)
    Basically, Bloomberg wrote an article that reported, that Amazon is arguing, that a National Labor Relations Board decision to approve vote by mail (regarding an Amazon v labor union issue) promotes a risk of fraud. Vote by mail, being justified by a fear of COVID-19. Website 'Nation and State' wrote its own synopsis of the matter; and that may be viewed at the provided link, above.
  • OH THE IRONY — Amazon fights against mail-in ballots in union vote… ‘Too Much Fraud’

    01/23/2021 6:20:59 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Amazon Fights Against Mail-In Voting in Union Decision to Preserve ‘Vote Fidelity’Amazon is asking the National Labor Relations Board to consider having workers vote in person — rather than by mail — on a proposal to form a union at an Alabama warehouse.The company formally requested a postponement of the vote so the labor regulator can reconsider its earlier ruling. Under the current plan, workers will have most of the next two months to vote by mail.A group of workers at Amazon’s Bessemer, Alabama, warehouse filed paperwork in November for an election to decide whether to be represented by the...
  • Flip the Script: Parler CEO Says Amazon Incited ‘Violence’ Against Him & Employees

    01/21/2021 8:30:33 AM PST · by JV3MRC · 17 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 1/21/2021 | Joseph Vazquez
    Parler CEO John Matze flipped the script on Amazon, which had accused his platform of inciting violence and removed it from its web services as a result. Matze and his family have since gone into hiding after reportedly receiving death threats. Matze accused Amazon Web Services (AWS) of running a “PR campaign” with other tech companies against his company Parler. He said that these companies claimed “falsely, you know — without any evidence really other than a couple of articles that didn’t have any evidence either — that, you know, Parler, somehow, was responsible for inciting violence.” Matze said that...
  • Happening Now: Amazon GO Store Vandalized in Ongoing Seattle Riots

    01/20/2021 5:48:21 PM PST · by wrrock · 74 replies
    TG ^ | 1/20/2021 | Evan
    An Amazon Go store is graffitied and window smashed in downtown Seattle. “No cops, no prisons, total abolition!” Antifa march through Seattle tonight for an Inauguration Day J20 demonstration
  • Parler Is Back! (Sort Of): Mark Levin and Dan Bongino Send Their First Parleys After Amazon Takedown

    01/20/2021 6:36:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 01/20/2021 | Megan Fox
    After the coordinated takedown of Parler, the only viable Twitter alternative, by Big Tech, the site has resurfaced but is not yet functional. According to Reuters, Parler was able to partially restore its website with the help of Russians (gasp). It’s a weird day when Russians are more pro-free-speech than Americans.On Monday, Parler’s website was reachable again, though only with a message from its chief executive saying he was working to restore functionality.The internet protocol address it used is owned by DDos-Guard, which is controlled by two Russian men and provides services including protection from distributed denial of service attacks,...
  • Parler CEO ‘confident’ platform will return by month’s end after weekend of positive developments

    01/18/2021 5:23:59 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | 01/18/2021 | Brian Flood
    Parler chief executive officer John Matze is "confident" that his social media platform will be back online in the near future after his team was able to launch a static website and recover the company’s data over the weekend in a series of positive developments. "I’m confident that by the end of the month, we’ll be back up," Matze told Fox News during a telephone interview on Sunday night. Parler registered its domain with host sharing website Epik last week, following Amazon Web Services' decision to shut Parler down for failure to moderate "egregious content" related to the Jan. 6...
  • The Impeachment ShamWow | The BattleCry [Erasing Free Speech, signed *Tyrants*]

    01/17/2021 5:22:09 PM PST · by Tippecanoe
    YouTube, Rumble ^ | 1-17-2021 | Convention of States
    The Impeachment ShamWow | The BattleCry [Erasing Free Speech, signed *Tyrants*]
  • Parler CEO John Matze, Family Forced Into Hiding Due to Death Threats, Security Breaches: Filing

    01/16/2021 12:35:56 PM PST · by Onthebrink · 23 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 1/16/2021 | Zachary Stieber
    Parler’s CEO has gone into hiding with his family after receiving death threats, according to a new court filing. CEO John Matze “has had to leave his home and go into hiding with his family after receiving death threats and invasive personal security breaches,” the filing in Parler v. Amazon states.
  • Amazon Boots Parler for Users’ ‘Violent’ Language, but Hosts Merchant Selling ‘Kill All Republicans’ Shirt

    01/16/2021 1:42:54 PM PST · by knighthawk · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 16 2021 | ALANA MASTRANGELO
    Amazon has terminated its hosting contract with Parler, claiming that language users posted to the social media platform might “incite violence.” The tech giant, however, hosts merchants on its own website selling products that many would say could incite violence, such as a t-shirt reading, “Kill All Republicans,” and a mug that reads, “Where is Lee Harvey Oswald now that we really need him?” The Media Research Center has found at least 204 examples of products sold on Amazon that promote violence, many of which target President Donald Trump, Republicans, and law enforcement. One product, sold by the vendor Florence...
  • Amazon’s book banning leading to multiple Restricted Policy Violations (Amazon punishing sellers)

    01/16/2021 1:32:19 PM PST · by UnwashedPeasant · 39 replies ^ | 1/16/2021
    I’ve sold mostly books on Amazon for about 12 years, excellent customer service and compliance to the extent a person can remain compliant with the constantly moving targets. You don’t keep bucking the AZ bronco for 12 years without being thrown minus doing things right. In total I’ve carried about 15,000 titles, currently over 5,000 in inventory. Lots of interesting and often rare stuff, all genres, many academic titles. The account despite excellent metrics is now showing as At Risk with 3 Restricted Policy Violations because Amazon has without warning banned 3 titles for content. The first was a college...
  • Is Amazon GOING DOWN? Lawyer Explains Parler's Response - Viva Frei Vlawg

    01/15/2021 8:19:58 PM PST · by Tippecanoe · 38 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1/14/2021 | Viva Frei
    Is Amazon GOING DOWN? Lawyer Explains Parler's Response - [regarding deplatforming of Parler]
  • Video: Dennis Prager—‘This Is the Reichstag Fire, Relived’

    01/15/2021 2:10:12 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | January 15, 2021 | Jan Jekielek
    On the heels of the breach of the U.S. Capitol, Big Tech companies have swiftly censored the President, the emerging social media platform Parler was effectively shut down, and there are growing calls for no-fly lists. Does the assault on the Capitol warrant such a response? “We’re living in a gigantic lie that is reminiscent of the Reichstag fire,” argues talk show host Dennis Prager, founder of Prager University. This is American Thought Leaders, and I’m Jan Jekielek.
  • Height of Hypocrisy: Over 200 Items Targeting Trump, Riot Gear For Sale on Amazon

    01/14/2021 9:09:16 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 5 replies
    Jeffrey Lord ^ | 01/14/21
    Don’t let the condemnation of violence fool you; Amazon could care less about violence. Amazon jumped on the sham “holier than thou” train with big-tech companies such as Twitter and Facebook when it terminated its contract with the social media platform Parler. Amazon claimed the pro-free speech Parler obtained “violent content on your website.” Don’t let the condemnation of violence fool you; Amazon could care less about violence. The Media Research Center found at least 204 examples “of merchandise sold on Amazon that promoted violence, either toward President Donald Trump, Republicans or members of the police force” reports Newsbusters.
  • Bezos-Owned Post Says Parler Deserved Blackout by Bezos-Owned Amazon

    01/14/2021 9:52:04 AM PST · by JV3MRC · 33 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 1/14/2021 | Joseph Vazquez
    The Washington Post Editorial Board praised the shutdown of free-speech platform Parler by the company owned by the same “world’s richest person” that owns The Washington Post. The Jan. 11 editorial screed was headlined, “Parler deserved to be taken down. We still need new rules for the Internet.” The Post gushed in the first paragraph that “PRESIDENT TRUMP’S exile from Twitter and Facebook last week left him with Parler, a fringe, laissez-faire social media site, as his likely best alternative for online communication.” It continued: “Then Parler found itself on the outs, too, booted from Apple and Google’s app stores...
  • Pirate Bay co-founder criticises Parler for its lack of resilience

    01/13/2021 10:43:04 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    The Register ^ | Thu 14 Jan 2021 | Simon Sharwood
    Torrent search engine is still up after years of whack-a-mole with copyright copsOne of the co-creators of notorious BitTorrent search engine The Pirate Bay has criticised free speech social network Parler for the lack of resilience that saw it go dark after Amazon Web Services booted it out of its cloud. Peter Sunde Kolmisoppi took to Twitter to offer his opinions. The Pirate Bay linked to vast quantities of copyrighted material that was available without payment. Big Content therefore hated the site and authorities regularly cancelled its domains or sued its operators. Swedish police raided its data centre and hauled...
  • Amazon hits back at Parler's antitrust lawsuit with extensive examples of its violent content, including death threats against Democrats, GOP, tech CEOs, and BLM

    01/13/2021 9:15:16 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 54 replies
    Business Insider ^ | January 13, 2021 | Tyler Sonnemaker
    Amazon filed its response Tuesday to an antitrust suit brought against it by Parler, arguing that the social media upstart's refusal to remove violent content from its platform violated its contract, and that Parler had failed to prove any antitrust claims. Parler sued Amazon on Monday after the tech giant booted the platform from its web-hosting service, Amazon Web Services, amid public outcry over Parler's role in enabling far-right insurrectionists to organize and plan last week's attacks on the US Capitol. "This case is not about suppressing speech or stifling viewpoints. It is not about a conspiracy to restrain trade,"...
  • How Silicon Valley, in a Show of Monopolistic Force, Destroyed Parler

    01/13/2021 2:19:30 PM PST · by NohSpinZone · 37 replies
    SubStack ^ | 1/12/2021 | Glenn Greenwald
    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...
  • List of companies to suspend payments to or potentially cease doing business with due to these companies suspending or stopping political contributions in order to punish those who voted to overturn the election and or in response to the Jan. 6 protests

    01/13/2021 12:00:34 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 56 replies ^ | January 11, 2021 | Daniel1212
    List of companies to suspend payments to or potentially cease doing business with due to these companies suspending or stopping political contributions in order to punish those who voted to overturn the election, and or in response to the Jan. 6 protests at the capital(*Sources) Note: Report: Companies donated $170M to GOP election objectorsHALLMARK CARDS (stopped and seeking reimbursement) AMERICAN EXPRESS (stopped)AIRBNB (stopped)AMAZON.COM (suspended )AMERICAN EXPRESS (stopped)AT&T (stopped)AMERICAN AIRLINES (suspended 3 months)ARCHER-DANIELS-MIDLAND (agricultural commodity trader: suspended)BEST BUY (stopped)BLACKROCK (asset manager: suspended)BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD (suspended)BP (suspended six month)CISCO SYSTEMS (stopped permanent) CITIGROUP (suspended current quarter)COMCAST (suspended)COMMERCE BANK (stopped)CONOCOPHILLIPS (suspended at...
  • Amazon is removing QAnon merchandise from its site

    01/13/2021 9:11:18 AM PST · by janetjanet998 · 29 replies
    ew York (CNN)Amazon said it is banning QAnon merchandise from its marketplace in response to the extremist group's role in attacking the US Capitol. The company is in the process of removing QAnon products, but said it may take a few days to complete. QAnon, the far-right conspiracy theory group whose believers view President Donald Trump as a hero fighting a "deep state" run by a cabal of satanic pedophiles, played a central role in the January 6 siege. In the past week, tech companies have sought to remove the group and its members from social media and other platforms.