First Google Banned Parler, Then Apple, and Now Amazon… Who Should be the Arbiter of What’s Allowed?

 

Social media app Parler gained conservative followers quickly as Twitter and Facebook labeled and removed President Trump’s comments before banning him altogether.

Now platforms on which social media apps work are coming after Parler.

Alphabet, Google’s parent company, removed Parler from the Google Play Store, and now Apple has done the same thing. This makes Parler unavailable on phones that use either Android or Apple operating systems, which covers virtually all phones.

Now Amazon has gone a step further and is kicking Parler off of Amazon Web Services, which will make the social media app completely unavailable online.

An Apple statement said:

“We have always supported diverse points of view being represented on the App Store, but there is no place on our platform for threats of violence and illegal activity.  Parler has not taken adequate measures to address the proliferation of these threats to people’s safety.”

Parler CEO, John Matze, wrote about the ban in a post on Parler Saturday night:

“Apple will be banning Parler until we give up free speech, institute broad and invasive policies like Twitter and Facebook and we become a surveillance platform by pursuing guilt of those who use Parler before innocence.  They claim it is due to violence on the platform. The community disagrees as we hit number 1 on their store today.”

Each company, as a private entity, is legally able to ban any speech they want, and most people would agree that some speech, such as encouraging child exploitation or murder, should be censored.  But where is the line, and who gets to draw it?

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  1. rick
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    Where the hell is the FCC? Oh, that’s right, they’re part of the Criminalocracy! There is going to be hell to pay for this outright illegal behavior someday, if we ever get real LAW enforcement!

  2. George Thomson
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    If your ‘free speech’ involves violence against an identifiable group, religion, sexual preference, race, then it is NOT free speech, it is hate speech. Anything that leads to someone having to defend their right to _exist_ because of race, creed, sexual orientation, is not free speech. Hitler and the Nazis did that. Pol Pot did that. Communists DO that. Iran does that.

    • JOHN PHILLIPS
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      Even hate speech is protected under the first amendment. The normal conversation does not need to be protected. It is the speech that others disagree with that needs protection. Anything short of supporting unlawful activity should be allowed. Violence should not be condoned, but it should be protected so others can label it as not a good idea. Short of fire in a crowded theater, speech should be protected. Your identifiable groups should not get any extra privileges.

  3. Greenberger-Bob/Barb
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    Controlling the masses by media first step to the end of the Constitution.

  4. Kenneth Taylor
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    I quess our free speech is over without a vote!…What is next?

  5. John
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    This is just plain old censorship by Big Tech and the Democrats. They didn’t censor BLM or Antifa when planing riots on twitter. Congress needs to break up the big tech companies but they won’t because they get too much money from them.

  6. Yaacov Myers
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    Your comment is awaiting moderation. please post this one as there are two typos in the other there is no edit to correct prior to posting, many thanks.

    “Good noW!”®,B”H. don’t give in to cheats. The Election demanded disqualification of Biden VOTES not recounts or any such nonsense irrespective of anything else. In any match no matter when it’s four and irrespective father scores cheats are disqualified, which is what Mike Pence doesn’t;t understand, nor does he understand to be a leader one must be forthright and honest adn as does Donald Trump, believe in G-d. The fly on his head during the second debate, despite his win, showed what was inside , and what doesn’t cut the grade.
    The president must not concede anything, as there is no need to . The Capitol Hill issue was due to the cheating not due to Trump, it was due to Mike Pence’s weakness, not due to Trump, it and the fuss is another Charlotteshoaxville to cover up their own crimes as the Russia hoax did for Hilary’s Russia dossier, and this fuss to take away from the never to appear Durham report, Comey and others and Biden’s own crimes and all of them with whopping bank accounts!. This is a follow-on from Democratic ELECTIONhOAX fraud and MSM , SM censorship agenda to silence MAGA AMERICANS and TRUMP, and so scared are they that they had to cheat so much, even they’ll have difficulty to surpass the extent fo the cheating they needed to do, masterminded by Obama, their only resorts is tsunami lynch mob rule! They couldn’t stand losing noW!, how much more so in four more years, B”H.
    Moses had to leave but G-d told him to come back when the ratbags had left, Biden’s time is over already, Moses will be back, B”H, to not take one soul out, but all who long to be freed from the Biden/DEMslavery!

  7. JOHN PHILLIPS
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    There needs to be a mechanism to punish election fraud that does not reward fraud. Our courts would not even look at the evidence. That is a problem. The people involved with the skirted table and processed ballets after they sent everyone home need to either turn state’s evidence or go to jail.

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