Greenwald: How Silicon Valley, In A Show of Monopolistic Force, Destroyed Parler
As we’ve noted, this is no longer a “free market” situation. Many of the socials have extensive ties to government and the question of whether the socials are “platforms” or “publishers” has been definitively answered. Given the editorial decisions of the last few days, weeks, months, even years now, they are clearly platforms.
Given this, are the socials in violation of Section 230 of the FCC code?
(From Zerohedge/Glenn Greenwald)
As Silicon Valley censorship radically escalated over the past several months — banning pre-election reporting by The New York Post about the Biden family, denouncing and deleting multiple posts from the U.S. President and then terminating his access altogether, mass-removal of right-wing accounts — so many people migrated to Parler that it was catapulted to the number one spot on the list of most-downloaded apps on the Apple Play Store, the sole and exclusive means which iPhone users have to download apps.
But, today one can’t download Parler.
That is because three Silicon Valley monopolies — Amazon, Google and Apple — abruptly united to remove Parler from the internet, exactly at the moment when it became the most-downloaded app in the country.
This article was originally posted here: https://www.ac2news.com/2021/01/greenwald-how-silicon-valley-in-a-show-of-monopolistic-force-destroyed-parler/.