As Big Tech CEOs try to put conservative speech under the knife once and for all, one banned platform is rallying to fight its way back and deliver the First Amendment free speech rights Americans deserve.
“The tech giants want their model to be the standard for the entire internet,” Parler content chief Amy Peikoff reportedly said. “And to us, we think that that takes Orwell’s 1984 from a dystopian novel and turns it into an instruction manual for everybody to follow.”
Powerful Big Tech giants such as Google, Amazon, and Apple used the hooligans who entered the Capitol building as an excuse to ban the President of the United States and platforms popular among conservatives, such as Parler. Flexing their online muscle has sent a chill around the world that these liberal-leaning CEOs believe they alone decide what people can say and think.
After targeting the modestly used Parler app, Big Tech put a bull’s eye on CEO John Matze’s back. According to Matze’s lawyer, David Groesbeck, the Parler CEO was forced to “go into hiding with his family after receiving death threats and invasive personal security breaches.”
By contrast, Big Tech CEOs and their minions have applauded violent offenders during the Black Lives Matter riots and Antifa anarchists that burned buildings and attacked innocent civilians. It’s abundantly clear that the so-called internet “Masters of the Universe” believe they are the Big Brother of the future and can dictate to everyone. But Matze has proven to be an American patriot determined to fight back despite imminent threats to his life.
“So, this is really a lot, you know. This is not just our civil liberties. (Big Tech) can shut down a billion-dollar company, half-a-billion dollar company overnight,” he reportedly said. “’What is really interesting is that they all did on the same day, those three (Apple, Google, and Amazon) without any prior warning. We woke up on Friday thinking business, business as usual.”
Parler has launched a civil lawsuit against Amazon Web Services for violating the Sherman Antitrust Act. Republican politicians have long been troubled by social media platforms censoring speech, with Facebook blocking conservatives after calling them a “threat to the community.” The coordinated attacks on Parler, President Donald Trump, and members of his administration appear to prove that Big Tech corporations are in constant violation of U.S. antitrust laws and a threat to Democracy.
In many ways, Parler has emerged as a standard-bearer for American free speech, and Matze is putting his life on the line to fight back.
“Now seems like the right time to remind you all — both lovers and haters — why we started this platform. We believe privacy is paramount and free speech essential, especially on social media. Our aim has always been to provide a nonpartisan public square where individuals can enjoy and exercise their rights to both,” Parler recently stated. “We will resolve any challenge before us and plan to welcome all of you back soon. We will not let civil discourse perish!”
Recent reports indicate Parler is back online and now ranks among the top free speech apps available.