In a seemingly coordinated effort to silence the voices of those who disagree with their political ideologies, Twitter banned President Trump from their website at the same time that Amazon shut down Parler while Google and Apple refused to allow the social media alternative to use their services to remain online.
Campus reform took to the streets of the University of Virginia to get young people’s take on whether or not Big Tech has become too powerful.
When we talk about the censorship of Conservatives online, you will often hear the excuse that these are private companies and they can do what they like. They will say, “If you don’t like Twitter telling you what you can and cannot say or think, go start your own version of Twitter.”
That is what the Right did. Parler was a safe haven for free speech and free ideas.
Big Tech’s shutting down of Parler demonstrates that the Left officially has a monopolistic control over what can and cannot be said on social media. The sad part about all of this is that many of the everyday Democrat supporters will claim that this is a necessary action to fight fascism.
But when only one set of ideas and values is allowed and anyone who thinks differently from society is essentially ostracized from that society, what exactly are you left with?