In a somewhat unbelievable turn of events, it was revealed last night that the folks at Parler were using Amazon of all companies as the provider for their web hosting services. I honestly am having an incredibly difficult time wrapping my mind around that fact.
That reality came back to haunt Parler’s management on Saturday when Amazon very predictably notified them that their social media endeavor will be de-platformed as of midnight tonight:
Now, from my own recent experience, I can assure you that Parler will not be able to move its extremely complex operation to a new hosting provider in a single day, so Amazon’s anti-trust action will cause Parler’s service to become temporarily unavailable. That might last only a few days, but it will be quite damaging to Parler’s business. Again, it is really rather amazing that Parler left itself at the mercy of Jeff Bezos and his company’s whims and evil intent.
In an email sent to its users this morning, management at Parler’s competitor, Gab, addressed the current brutal monopolistic behavior by these Big Tech oligarchs:
If your business is built on the backs of Silicon Valley tyrants (Apple, Google, et al) they can and will attempt to destroy you if and when you become a threat to their interests.
They did this to Gab. Then Fortnite. Now Parler.
Terrible content of all kinds is available on Twitter and Facebook.
Everyone on the planet knows this fact.
Yet both companies are on both App Stores.
Apple banning Parler is not the neutral implementation of some objective standard, but rather a cynical, politically motivated gesture and evidence of Silicon Valley elites’ disdain for ordinary Americans.
The solution, as always, is not government.
It is to build your own.
People mock this meme, but Gab lives it.
While others whine, we build.
No doubt many are growing weary of reading this here, but all of this could have been headed off had President Trump and the Republicans in congress focused their efforts over the past four years to getting rid of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which serves effectively as an anti-trust exemption for these Big Tech oligarchs, and enables them to basically do as they please. With Democrats about to be in control of both houses of congress and the presidency, we can be sure that nothing will be done to rein in the abuse for at least the next four years.
If Donald Trump decides to go the route of forming a third political party around this army of 75 million voters when he returns to private life, it should be formed around the founding principle of ridding our nation of these Big Tech monopolies. The GOP has already conclusively proven that it has no ability to or intention of protecting the free speech rights of U.S. citizens.
That is all.
Today’s news moves at a faster pace than ever before. Whatfinger.com is the only real conservative alternative to Drudge. It’s the tool I use to help keep up with all the day’s events, and it should be your tool, too.