On the same day that Twitter banned POTUS, Apple, and Google (the only two app stores in the world) are colluding to ban Parler (Twitter’s only competitor). Google and Apple are suspending Parler, claiming they didn’t censor postings that “seeks to “seeks to incite ongoing violence in the U.S.”
It’s time for those anti-trust laws to kick in. Did you notice how these leftists didn’t do this when Democrat Antifa and BLM were burning and looting???
In addition to Twitter erasing President Trump, Brandon Straka’s group, Sidney Powell, Michael Flynn, Techno Fog, Tracey Beanz, and many others, they are deleting followers of popular figures on Twitter. Legendary host Rush Limbaugh was removed! It’s a massive purge.
CNN thinks they can take Fox News off the air. They have already pressured all the cable companies to drop Fox News, blaming them for all violence and disinformation.
Reporters for conservative outlets are losing followers quickly, and Republicans are silent.
Wow. Just lost 5,000 followers in less than an hour. This purge of political opposition is beyond intense
— ELIJAH SCHAFFER (@ElijahSchaffer) January 9, 2021
I have lost around 7,000 followers. This is it. This is the push to remove all conservatives from social media.
— Carmine Sabia (@CarmineSabia) January 8, 2021
Actor James Woods announced that he lost 15,000 followers in a few hours and suggested there was “no point” in continuing to engage on the forum.
Twitter, the “public forum” for free speech, has deleted 15,000 followers from my account in the last few hours.
There is no point engaging in a national conversation on a “forum” that is in actual fact a propaganda organ.
God bless America.
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) January 7, 2021
Kirstie Alley responded to Woods and said that she lost 9,000 followers herself and suggested a “purge” was taking place.
Now 9,000 lost followers.. so weird .. something strange is happening ..the purge
— Kirstie Alley (@kirstiealley) January 8, 2021
Just lost another batch of 3.7K followers pic.twitter.com/b9pHmv9998
— Juanita Broaddrick (@atensnut) January 8, 2021
600 more followers just removed at one time …
7,500 since yesterday
This is only happening to all conservatives accounts. https://t.co/knDjO6J0hH
— Catturd ™ (@catturd2) January 8, 2021
I don’t care that much anymore, especially compared to our first world problems, but it’s weird that twice in the last few months I reached 312k followers & immediately started losing them. Now down to 308k in a few days. I haven’t tweeted enough lately to alienate that many IMHO
— David Limbaugh (@DavidLimbaugh) January 8, 2021
Lost over 11k followers thus far today. Big Tech purge accelerating? https://t.co/W7bqX9avjF
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) January 8, 2021
7K+ for me in two days… pic.twitter.com/uwkrvaJJTf
— Dave Rubin (@RubinReport) January 8, 2021
Wow 10,000 followers gone in one week. Just like that they are going to get rid of all us. Please sign up at https://t.co/mfghoLy7gR – we will be helping!
— Amy Mek (@AmyMek) January 9, 2021
YOU NEED TO KNOW THIS
It’s not just section 230 that keeps these social media tyrants in power. When President signed the trade agreement with Mexico and Canada, he probably didn’t know that the NAFTA-replacing trade agreement, USMCA, gives tech giants in Silicon Valley a special legal privilege to censor his own supporters — and anyone else they find “objectionable.”
Facebook, Twitter, Google, and YouTube all engaged in pre-election censorship against Republicans and Trump supporters. Yet they’ve managed to sneak a liability protection into President Trump’s trade bill that would make it even easier for them to censor their own users.
USMCA entrenches the tech giants’ legal protections under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which grant them legal immunity for user-generated content. This is an important part of the law that allows tech platforms to host a wide variety of speech with light-touch moderation.
But USMCA also entrenches tech companies’ right to censor without liability. Article 19.17 of the trade agreement gives tech companies immunity from any lawsuits arising from actions taken to “restrict material it considers to be harmful or objectionable.”
Section 230 has a similarly problematic provision, which needs to be amended by the next Congress if the censorship of the internet is to be stopped. But the new, even broader censorship provision, will make it nearly impossible for the tech giants’ privilege of legal immunity from any lawsuit that arises out of their censorship practices to be taken away.
Whereas Section 230 can be amended by the U.S. Congress, USMCA is a trade agreement – once ratified by all three nations (the U.S., Canada, and Mexico), it will take further agreement from the three nations to amend it. And only one of those countries has a First Amendment.
Parler is on Amazon Cloud. So what’s the chance Amazon starts falling in line. They already have quite the censorship on their retail side.
Democrats have pretty well made it known they want to prevent Republicans from Ever getting elected again. At one point the FTC said they were examining the “good faith” provision and regulating on that basis. For whatever reason it seems they abandoned that.
Well, Trump lost his email provider. He isn’t able to even contact his followers now. Just on a hostile note. How did that G.DAMN “trust the plan” turn out. All that did was have people sitting around “waiting”, spending all their time trying to figure out some worthless code crap. WWGIWGA was more than likely a Damn government misinformation campaign. And the sad part is most of those who followed that crap were probably aware this was modus operandi in the past, but they fell for it in the present.
I certainly believe we are in dangerous times. There is a rabid dog on the loose and he’s hungry and looking for a meal and will do anything to get it. Trump destroyed Obama’s legacy and now it’s time to get even. Not only are they wanting to destroy the man, but every remnant of that man. And who might that be. Since this is a “political” fight I fear the Courts are reluctant, once again, to get involved. It very well could be the end of The Great Experiment. Nations rise and fall throughout the ages and, sadly, we may be on the slope of the fall. Biden “could” have been the one to hold it back, but his recent statements shows he’s in it to the end. My main concern is, Really, how far will they go. The suggestion of an Act to counter “domestic terrorists” is what everyone should be mostly concerned about at this time. Even SCOTUS gives wide leeway in these matters. With the Uni-Party right now the public has to be extra vigilant in keeping tabs on what is happening in DC. It may be quite difficult with the Purge, and maybe that was its purpose. We know for certain there were never any White Hats and we cannot count on anyone in the next months and years. We Are On Our Own.
Breaking-PRC threatens heavy price over UN ambassador Kelly Craft’s official trip to Taiwan next week.
They can smell the weakness. Unity? Yea ancient Chinese secret say…no unity for you, comrade.
“We wish to remind the United States that whoever plays with fire will burn himself,” the Chinese mission to the UN said in a statement. “The United States will pay a heavy price for its wrong action,”
I really cringed when I first read the USMCA had Section 230 language at the time, but no one in Congress gave a damn. Remember, not one of them gave a damn about shadow banning until THEY were caught up in it. That’s where the Tech Overlords were smart. They made sure to keep those in Congress happy all the day long. But it goes farther than that. Many are paid off by Big Tech with slush funds. Who remembers the “Memo” Jim Jordan sent his colleagues to protect these companies. It’s the great Milking Legislation caper. All that is needed is the threat alone and companies jump in with bags of cash. It’s the fine art of swindle. And they can keep doing this every year. It always has me thinking of the line in the film, “Tucker, man and his dream”. Tucker confronts a Congressman and says, “Well that’s something you don’t see. A Congressman with their hands in their OWN pockets”.
Republicans? Bwahaha! Thanks I needed a good laugh for morale purposes.
They are the jobber branch of the glorious (LOL!) Üniparty masters of the universe.
Dr. Savage was right about a bird needing a left and right wing for lift to overcome drag.
When there is only one wing then a big CRASH is imminent.
Just saw a hillarious meme of Bashar al-Assad with the caption…Syria will supply military support to the moderate rebels of America.
Our external enemies are so loving this clown shitshow and that is not funny.
Interesting times are highly overrated. Pass the unity burger, comrade.
Initially, the only way around these App Store bans from Google and Apple will be regular websites hosted by free speech conservatives. But ultimately, this purge of conservatives from tech giants creates an opening for another tech company to develop products to escape Apple and Google. We may actually have a 3rd phone company if free speech necessities it. I will toss all of my Apple products overnight, if necessary. Until then, it looks like people may finally have a legitimate reason to root their phones and leave the app stores. Most phones are easily rooted. We just never had a compelling reason to do it, until now. Free speech is a sacred American tradition. Google and Apple are not.
Although I expect the democrat majorities to overplay their hand as they always do, let’s keep in mind that their majorities are so small that if even one reasonable senator dissents from this disgusting display of political intolerance on the left, they’re going to be forced to cool off and start acting like decent human beings again. Stranger things have happened. I have many friends on the left that don’t kick people when they’re down. Most will actually pick you up and help you out. Decency is a human trait that exists in all but the most tormented souls.