(RepublicanNews.org) – The exercise of free speech finds itself under fire these days, particularly for conservative voices and platforms. Big-tech censorship of Conservatives has been on the rise in the weeks and months leading up to the presidential election and the fallout from allegations of voting irregularities and election fraud.
A perfect case in point involves recent events surrounding big tech’s dealings with Parler, a conservative-operated alternative to Twitter. Google dealt the first blow to the company by removing the platform’s app from its store on Friday, January 8. Apple did the same thing the following day, and on Sunday, Amazon canceled their hosting services, and the site went offline.
Despite the uncertainty, he said he was optimistic “Parler will return, and when we do we will be stronger.” https://t.co/G3baC5vmsN
— The Epoch Times (@EpochTimes) January 14, 2021
On January 14, Parler’s CEO, John Matze, told The Epoch Times that his social networking service was being held to a higher standard than rival platforms Facebook and Twitter. Continuing, he added that Amazon operated in bad faith when it suspended its web hosting services without giving him adequate time to meet their demands for changes on his site.
Making matters worse, Matze reports he has no idea if or when the platform will return. We will keep you updated on this story as events unfold.
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