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Corporate Thrones Currently Guide Your Lives

So, let’s talk about corporate censorship.

June 1, 2020

Facebook Staff Protest

Facebook employees stage a virtual walkout to protest Trump’s posted content on TWITTER advocating the use of national guard to end riots in Minneapolis.

Snapchat Tanks Trump

Snapchat stops circulation of Trump content systematically.

June 2020
June 2020

Reddit bans ‘r/The_Donald’ group

Trump Incites Capitol Riot

Gives a speech that spews lies about the election, stirs up the crowd.

At no accident or surprise, Trump supporters riot, storm the capitol, where Senators are confirming the Biden election, and apparently some of them were there to target the Vice President and his family with mortal intent.

Jan 6th, 2021
Jan 6th, 2021

Senate Reconvenes

and certifies the election of Joseph Biden as the next president of the United States

Snapchat bans Trump

Jan 6th, 2021
Jan 7th, 2021

Facebook/Trump Ban

Twitch/Trump Ban

Jan 7th, 2021
Jan 7th, 2021

Youtube/Trump Ban

Shopify Deplatforms Trump Merchandise

Shopify removes all Trump official campaign merchandise and disables all his online stores.

Jan 7th, 2021
Jan 7th, 2021

Pinterest Makes Trump related Content Non-Grata

Pinterest starts removing Trump-related imagery and restricting searches for Trump content.

TikTok deplatforms Trump videos, no account to suspend, and redirects hashtags

Trump hashtags redirect to their “Code of Conduct”, videos related to Trump are removed, with no account to suspend.

Jan 7th, 2021
Jan 7th

Instagram suspends Trump

Trump Moves to Parler

Wait for it…

Jan 7th

So, here’s where things get way more interesting and way more scary.

Jan 7th

Trump Moves to Parler

Apple begins plans to remove Parler from Apple Store

Apple begins planning to remove Parler from the Apple Store, issues an unobtainable ultimatum to Parler to submit a plan for moderation improvement to avoid it, with a 24 hour countdown.

Jan 7th
Jan 8th

Twitter bans Trump

We all saw it.

Reddit bans ‘r/Donald_Trump’ subreddit

Jan 8th
Jan 8th

Google Removes Parler from Play Store

Discord bans Trump-associated servers

Jan 8th
Jan 9th

Apple Removes Parler

Amazon De-Hosts Parler

Amazon issues unobtainable ultimatum to submit a plan for moderation, Parler doesn’t meet their demands, Amazon deplatforms Parler.

Jan 9th

Meanwhile…

That’s alot to take in, so, let’s start with focusing on sets of times: June of 2020, December of 2020, and January of 2021.

In June, Facebook faces internal protests to deplatform people who say things they don’t like. This action leaks over to Snapchat and Reddit in that same timeframe.

Why? These people do not work together. They don’t know each other. They don’t associate.

In December of 2020, Twitter dives into AWS. Parler is a competitor to Twitter. Around this time republican-leaning politicians start getting targeted on Facebook and Youtube. Youtube is owned by Google.

And in January, all hell breaks loose with Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Google, SnapChat, Instagram, and more all working in tandem to shut Trump down — and then when he moves to a platform that won’t deplatform him — AWS, who has partnerships with these companies — boots the platform he moved to off their hosting to shut them down.

Is it not painfully clear that AWS went to Parler and said “Ban Trump like all the others or we’ll shut you down?”

If you’ll recall back in September of 2020, I made a post entitled:

And this post surrounded the seemingly coordinated acquisitions that resulted in a corporate theocracy that controls the flow of information in the entire tech world held by only a few companies? And at the time I cited a similar deplatforming with debunked conspiracy theorist Alex Jones to show that these companies have some form of collaborative orchestration at play that would enable them to do things like this at a threat to free exercise of speech.

Well it hasn’t gotten better — it’s gotten worse, and it’s gotten more flagrant.

The solution here is anti-trust legislation. These companies need broken up into little pieces to allow the free market to continue flowing. Right now they’re only doing it with folks that are easy to disagree with — what’s going to happen when the gravity of this extends to things we do agree with? What’s stopping them? Free competition? Oh, you mean like Parler?

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