Big Tech

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Racist Twitter Admins permanently banned a Black Cuban GOP congressional candidate.[1]

Big Tech refers to several Silicon Valley technology firms, notably Google, Apple, Facebook, and, in Seattle, Amazon for driving technology growth and social change. According to Dr. Michael Rectenwald, the end goal of Big Tech companies is corporate socialism.[2]

Microsoft and IBM are sometimes considered Big Tech firms because of their size, and Twitter not for its size but its societal impact. Twitter will likely be bought out by one of the larger firms at some point.

As of 2018, Google and Facebook controlled 60% of all digital advertising revenue, totaling over $60 billion.

Big Tech is playing a large role in the decline of patriotism as a value held by Americans.[3]

The issue of Big Tech censorship hit a fever pitch in 2019 when Facebook and Instagram banned prominent alt-lite figures Alex Jones, Laura Loomer, and Milo Yiannopoulos without reason.

Censorship

See also: Censorship

Big Tech, including Google[4] and Facebook,[5] engaged in censorship of conservatives and Christians.[6][7]

In August 2018, multiple social media giants, with the support of the Left, mainstream media and Democrats,[8] colluded to ban Alex Jones's InfoWars from their sites simply because of his political views.[9] In response to public criticism of the conspiring social media platforms' actions, leftists made dismissive excuses for those companies on social media and in the liberal media, claiming that they are "free to do what they want" because of their status as privately owned companies, not realizing that the collusion of those platforms to censor and ban InfoWars and other conservative companies and individuals for their political views potentially violate antitrust laws.[10] In February 2019, removed 22 pages related to Jones and InfoWars.[11]

Facebook banned several people whose views it opposed, labeling them "dangerous," even though they did not violate the site's terms[12] – Facebook continued allowing actual left-wing hate speech to go unpunished, however.[13] Additionally, Apple News banned LifeSiteNews from its platform for "intolerance."[14]

In June 2020, Gavin McInnes was banned from YouTube, and Twitter banned Katie Hopkins and a popular pro-Trump meme creator known as Carpe Donktum.[15] YouTube also banned Stefan Molyneux.[16]

Hate speech

Vox Recode reported:
Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter are banking on developing artificial intelligence technology to help stop the spread of hateful speech on their networks. The idea is that complex algorithms that use natural language processing will flag racist or violent speech faster and better than human beings possibly can. Doing this effectively is more urgent than ever in light of recent mass shootings and violence linked to hate speech online. But two new studies show that AI trained to identify hate speech may actually end up amplifying racial bias. In one study, researchers found that leading AI models for processing hate speech were one-and-a-half times more likely to flag tweets as offensive or hateful when they were written by African Americans, and 2.2 times more likely to flag tweets written in African American English (which is commonly spoken by black people in the US).[17]

Efforts to end Big Tech censorship

Some proposals to curb excesses of social media involve using anti-trust to break them up or for increasing regulation on the companies. These proposals are primarily offered by democrats[18] [19] [20] [21] and would benefit the deep state. There is some question as to if this approach would make censorship even worse.

An alternative approach is to alter or repeal CDA 230, which would dramatically increase the amount of litigation against these companies if they didn't put an end to these practices.[22][23] This approach is being pursued by several conservatives including Josh Hawley and Louie Gohmert.

Big Tech companies

Google

See also: Google

Alphabet Inc. is the parent company of Google, which also owns YouTube, Android, The Groundwork and dozens of other companies. The Groundwork in 2015 boasted it could influence the vote in any democratic election anywhere in the world as much as 25%,[24] highlighting the Search engine manipulation effect.

In June 2019, Project Veritas released an undercover video in which a Google executive admitted that the company was working, through its policies and products, to prevent "the next Trump situation."[25] Google subsequently moved to censor the video from its platforms.[26]

Apple

See also: Apple Inc.

Facebook

See also: Facebook

Twitter

See also: Twitter

Amazon

See also: Amazon.com

Instagram

See also: Instagram

Reddit

See also: Reddit

In 2019, Reddit banned a 700,000-member group on its website called "The_Donald," which supported President Trump.[27]

YouTube

See also: YouTube

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References

  1. https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/11/afro-cuban-gop-candidate-for-congress-banned-from-twitter/
  2. Svab, Petr (October 15, 2019). The Endgame of Big Tech Is Corporate Socialism, Says Liberal Studies Scholar. The Epoch Times. Retrieved October 15, 2019.
  3. Wright, Morgan (November 28, 2018). High tech’s globalism is slowly killing patriotism. The Hill. Retrieved November 28, 2018.
  4. Jasper, William F. (August 20, 2019). Big Tech Under Fire. The New American. Retrieved August 20, 2019.
  5. Shaw, C. Mitchell (August 20, 2019). Facebook Censorship & Hypocrisy. The New American. Retrieved August 20, 2019.
  6. Bomberger, Ryan (May 10, 2019). Big Tech’s separate and unequal treatment of Christians and conservatives. LifeSiteNews (from the Radiance Foundation). Retrieved May 10, 2019.
  7. Xiao, Bowen (July 24, 2019). Young Conservatives Feel They Can’t Express Themselves on Social Media. The Epoch Times. Retrieved July 24, 2019.
  8. Multiple references:
  9. Multiple references: See also:
  10. The Open-Market Economy of Ideas at Conservative News and Views
  11. Bowden, John (February 5, 2019). Facebook removes 22 pages linked to Alex Jones, InfoWars. The Hill. Retrieved February 5, 2019.
  12. Multiple references: See also:
  13. Multiple references:
  14. BREAKING: Apple News bans LifeSite without warning: says it ‘shows intolerance’. LifeSiteNews. July 31, 2019. Retrieved July 31, 2019.
  15. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nv-VeHvj_k
  16. https://reclaimthenet.org/youtube-bans-stefan-molyneux/
  17. https://www.vox.com/recode/2019/8/15/20806384/social-media-hate-speech-bias-black-african-american-facebook-twitter
  18. Bernie Sanders becomes latest 2020 candidate to call for Facebook breakup
  19. Democrats’ Newest Line: Break Up Or Regulate Facebook
  20. More Democrats are considering a breakup of Facebook
  21. There’s a New Bill to Regulate Facebook and Google’s Data Collection
  22. SEN. JOSH HAWLEY IS MAKING THE CONSERVATIVE CASE AGAINST FACEBOOK
  23. Ted Cruz made it clear he supports repealing tech platforms’ safe harbor
  24. THE GROUNDWORK The stealthy, Eric Schmidt-backed startup that’s working to put Hillary Clinton in the White House, Adam Pasick & Tim Fernholz, Quartz, October 09, 2015. qz.com
  25. Multiple references: See also:
  26. Multiple references:
  27. Bokhari, Allum (October 23, 2019). Reddit Won’t Lift ‘Quarantine’ on Pro-Trump Community. Breitbart News. Retrieved October 23, 2019.

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