News Highlights: Twitter forbids Trump, the start of the Big Tech crackdown on conservatives
Twitter the president of the United States permanently banned from his platform last Friday. Within hours, a host of other platforms followed suit, banning either the president himself or hashtags and posts related to pro-Donald Trump topics: Twitch, Facebook and its photo sharing service Instagram, Snapchat, Google’s YouTube, Reddit, TikTok, Discord, and even Pinterest. Shopify announced that it would no longer sell merchandise from the Trump campaign. The credit card processing company, Stripe, will no longer process its campaign donations.
Tens of thousands of right-facing cross-platform accounts were also destroyed. Within days, Apple and Google announced they would be removing the popular conservative Twitter alternative, Parler, from their respective app stores. Hours later, Amazon Web Services stated that they would no longer host the company.
In short, the Big Tech cartel threw off its cloak and bared its teeth, to show the world how powerful it really is. The…
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