Re: Social media controls:
Originally Posted by Judd
Certainly are. Those Twitter users with a right of centre viewpoint are slowly being culled in contrast to the left/woke `Twitterers` who can post what they want without compunction - the number of vile, nasty, and downright evil posts targetting leave voters was horrendous. There's also been videos of beheadings and other ISIS- style images posted. You could report the post of course, but Twitter seldom acts on it.
Another nail in the coffin of free speech is the removal of hosting by Amazon of the Parler discussion platform. This was mainly used by Republicans and DT supporters (euphemistically called Patriots) and as soon as DT was ousted by Twitter, Parler was shut down.
Getting unbiased news is being made more difficult day by day. MSM simply can't be trusted to report news without their particular political spin.
As far as Parler is concerned, this is a lot more than a free speech censoring. Parler is a legitimate business which hosts its infrastructure in the Amazon Cloud as part of Amazon Web Services. Because Amazon do not like Parlers political stance on free speech, they basically switched off their business completely, rendering it unable to trade.
Every company in the world hosting their infrastructure in AWS should be alarmed over this. If Amazon do not like your new CEO or the price of your drug products then you get your business destroyed by Jeff Bezos and his crew.
Bearing in mind, as the left celebrate the removal of Donald Trump from Twitter (and Google censorship), the shutting down of Parler by Amazon because they didn't agree with their free speach platform, just remember these are the same companies the left were demonising for workers rights abuse and tax avoidance.
The hysteria of Donald Trump Syndrome continues as big tech decides what can and cannot be allowed on the internet.