We’ve been reporting on the seemingly coordinated crackdown coordination by Democrats/those on the left with Big Tech to silence those on the right.
So we all go to Parler, right? Not so fast.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) amplified the call of the Republican suppression group, Sleeping Giants, for Big Tech to act against Parler, the place many on the right have fled to because it believes in free speech and they don’t like Twitter suppression.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 8, 2021
According to Buzzfeed, Apple threatened Parler saying they had 24 hours to completely change the way they allow free speech and “moderate” or Apple would ban them from their App Store, thus harming people’s ability to get to them on their phones.
Meanwhile, Google has suspended Parler’s App for the same reason until Parler addresses “this ongoing and urgent public safety threat.”
— Dr. Nickarama (@nickaramaOG) January 9, 2021
They’ve literally blamed all of Parler for the actions of a few. Of course, again, that’s the excuse to shut down the alternative, so there is no alternative. There is only the approved narrative, on the approved site, Twitter.
There are also reports that Parler was down for a period of time, although it seems to be up again now.
The CEO of Parler John Matze wasn’t complying, according to Buzzfeed.
“We will not cave to pressure from anti-competitive actors! We will and always have enforced our rules against violence and illegal activity. But we WONT cave to politically motivated companies and those authoritarians who hate free speech!” he wrote in a message.
“Anyone who buys an Apple phone is apparently a user. Apperently[sic] they know what is best for you by telling you which apps you may and may not use,” he added.
Sen. Ted Cruz and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and President Donald Trump’s family members and surrogates have all gone to Parler and urged others to go there. Mark Levin and Dan Bongino have also had enough with Twitter.
I'm posting this on behalf of Dan Bongino:
"I got locked out of Twitter for posting the Trump taped speech. As a result, I’m leaving the platform permanently for Parler. I’ll post my final tweet and message for twitter tomorrow when the 12 hour lockdown ends."
— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) January 7, 2021
But this is where we are. They will do all they can to control the narrative and shut down any questions/dissent. Meanwhile, all kinds of leftist violence, threats and planning is cool on Twitter.
The banning of Parler from Google and Apple could be considered antitrust collusion…
Any experts out there know better than me?
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) January 9, 2021
What the hell is happening?
Twitter and Facebook are shutting down accounts.
Apple and Google are shutting down Parler as people try to migrate there.
Are we living out some kind of dystopian novel this week?
— Thomas Massie (@RepThomasMassie) January 9, 2021
Yes, we are, in answer to Rep. Massie’s question.