Big Tech putting ideology ahead of profits


2/4/2021 -- In the latest example of censorship, Facebook stopped accepting ads for the Gavin Newsom recall. Facebook is also famous for closing down conservative accounts, and encouraging users to leave the platform by censoring conservative speech.


But, shutting down President Trump's social media accounts was a loud and clear shot across the bow. Millions of people were triggered into defecting to alt-tech. Parler was caught off guard, not having their own hosting infrastructure. Gab and Minds planned for this day long ago and so they were not deplatformed. Gab however, either didn't have the capacity to handle the sudden surge of new traffic and/or wasn't adequately prepared to stop DOS attacks.


Once Trump announces his new platform of choice, expect and even bigger wave of users defecting from Big Tech. Then over time, even more people will take note, including people in other countries. The founder of Gab anticipates an exodus to alt-tech over the next 12 to 18 months. Poland and Hungary are already planning to take measures to thwart Big Tech censorship. It's a slippery slope for Twitter, Facebook, et al to moving more in the direction of MySpace.


It's not just Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media sites. Many hosting platforms and other web services companies are driving business elsewhere. Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, GoDaddy, SquareSpace, Word Press, Cloudfare, Voxility and Amazon AWS have kicked conservatives off of their platforms, simply sending them to alternate hosts like or to build their own hosting infrastructure.


From a business perspective, this is lunacy. 74 + million people is nothing to scoff at. Do shareholders care?



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