Elon Musk blasted ‘West Coast Big Tech’ who he accused of turning into the ‘de facto arbiter of free speech’ after Parler became the latest causality of Big Tech’s War On Free Speech.
Twitter also permanently banned other Trump supporters as part of the social media platform continued their purge of Conservatives.
Musk said Monday:
‘A lot of people are going to be super unhappy with West Coast high tech as the de facto arbiter of free speech.’
Replying to another user who said ‘West Coast high tech has to make the distinction between banning hate speech and banning speech it hates’, Musk added: ‘This is an important distinction.’
Parler went totally offline shortly after 3am EST Monday after Amazon booted the social media site off its web hosting service.
Amazon’s move to silence the right, effectively shut the site down until it can find a new hosting partner or fund its own servers.
Amazon said the lawsuit has ‘no merit’, arguing it ‘is clear that there is significant content on Parler that encourages and incites violence against others’.
West Coast Big Tech Silencing Conservatives, Free Speech
Critics have slammed Big Tech dictators’ blatantly attempting to purge free speech from social media.
Discussing the removal of Parler from AWS, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) lawyer Ben Wizner told The New York Times: ‘There is a difference between a social media platform like Twitter…deciding who its members are and what its guidelines should be, and a company like Amazon that really hold the keys to the internet.’
Here's what ACLU lawyer Ben Wizner told me, in full, on Parler going dark because of AWS. pic.twitter.com/aIELab0kze
— Davey Alba (@daveyalba) January 11, 2021
Wizner also pointed to a 2017 quote by CloudFlare CEO Matthew Prince when he took down The Daily Stormer who said: ‘I woke up in a bad mood and decided someone shouldn’t be allowed on the internet… No one should have that power.’
Glenn Greenwald on Sunday accused the tech giants of ‘feigning offense to destroy’ to Parler. He claimed ‘far more violence’ has been planned on Facebook.
He tweeted Monday to pan liberals as ‘overwhelmingly supportive’ of big tech using ‘brute force 3 times in 3 months to manipulate US politics’
‘Tech monopolies — FB, Google, Apple, Amazon — have more concentrated wealth & power than any in history. They have used brute force 3 times in 3 months to manipulate US politics: censoring NY Post, banning Trump, destroying Parler. And liberals are overwhelmingly supportive.
‘That these Silicon Valley monopolies are grave menaces to political freedom & economic well-being is *not* a right-wing view.