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The Cold Civil War: Social Media
Bans Threaten Free Speech For All

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Posted By: RockyTCB, 1/13/2021 8:05:23 AM

After last week’s Washington, D.C., protests, it didn’t take long for the Big Tech billionaires who own, control and run much of the internet and social media to reveal what they truly are: willing tools, a Fifth Column even, of the progressive wing of the Democratic Party and enemies of free speech. A reckoning is due. In a scene reminiscent of “The Godfather,” the Big Tech companies moved aggressively last weekend to “settle all family business” by deplatforming President Donald Trump, his supporters, a swath of the conservative movement, and anyone else who dares to voice an “unWoke” opinion. Triggered

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Reply 1 - Posted by: hurricanegirl 1/13/2021 8:30:44 AM (No. 659045)
First Amendment gone today; Second Amendment gone tomorrow. Hello! Wake up, people!
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Sanchin 1/13/2021 8:41:22 AM (No. 659057)
The real question is how much longer are Americans going to allow the likes of Gates, Zuckerberg, Dorsey, Bezos, and Soros to control their lives and their government? Are Americans going to allow unelected tech billionaires to rule their lives? We now know that elected officials are more than happy to sacrifice the Constitution and US Citizens.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: bpl40 1/13/2021 8:49:36 AM (No. 659071)
How much more are American people going to allow? We asked that question a few stations ago, but the cattle train we are on keeps chugging away. Remember Jefferson's admonition- the tree of liberty must be refreshed with the blood of tyrants. The day that threatens to become reality this will stop.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: mean Gene 1/13/2021 9:04:01 AM (No. 659099)
Seems big tech has little tech helpers, too. When big tech did to Parler what it did to Gab, Parler responded by promising to come back like Gab had. BUT...... little companies that support sites copied big tech and froze Parler out. I hope Parler can come back, but lots more independent mirror companies doing what both big tech and little tech do will need to be created for it to happen.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: RU4us 1/13/2021 9:13:42 AM (No. 659118)
I guess we could all forget to file our taxes and employers forget to with-hold. It would have to be millions of us and it's getting hard to get the word out. Looks like we need our own Bletchley Park, to communicate around the Tyrants. At first glance, it appeared that these censors were not violating 1st Amendment, in that they were private companies. But, if they are subsidized or given special accommodation (section 230) by the government, should not they be held to 1-A provisions? If they can get away with this, I guess landlords and restaurants should be free to serve whom THEY please?
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Highlander 1/13/2021 10:38:57 AM (No. 659243)
One thing I can say for sure: Trump has proven he is not a reincarnation of Adolf Hitler as so many hysterical celebrities and media types proclaimed over the last four years. Would Hitler have allowed German radio and newspapers to shut him out? Not on your lives!!
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Reply 7 - Posted by: stablemoney 1/13/2021 11:42:41 AM (No. 659359)
Big Tech is creating huge opportunities for other companies, who can capture half Big Tech's customers by setting up alternatives. Those Big Tech employees may be smug today, but many of them will be looking for jobs, after alternative companies have established themselves. When the landlord raises the rent, it takes a while to pack and find another place, but another place is always found.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Chuzzles 1/13/2021 12:24:51 PM (No. 659412)
Since they overreached themselves when they permabanned Trump from Twitter and other media, other nations are actually taking notice and taking steps to stop that from happening in their own countries. After all, if social media can get away with censoring the leader of the free world, they certainly would not have a problem with doing it to those whom they consider smaller potatoes. Merkel and Uganda have already condemned them. Who is next? I suspect the EU is prepping some well deserved nasty surprises for those lunkheads who own and run social media. Well they do have China to fall back on don't they.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: swarfer 1/20/2021 3:31:03 PM (No. 667954)
The Biden regime is like the Titanic. His rank and file supporters are down in the third class while the moguls are enjoying their sense of superiority. When it hits an iceberg they won’t know it because it won’t get passed the fact checkers. Fortunately I and many others did not book passage.
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