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President Donald Trump was permanently suspended from Twitter one year ago this day. In the ensuing turmoil, it’s easy to forget why. Ask near-any self-declared politico around Washington, D.C., and you’ll hear an unsure and uncertain allusion to the Capitol riot.

It’s important to understand their reasons, however, to understand what’s in store for the rest of our country.

Fortunately, we don’t need to wonder; Twitter was open and upfront on the issue — at least as much as they ever are: The sitting president of the United States, they declared, had sent two terrible and unpardonable tweets.

First, he’d written that the political movement he’d started would continue into the future, and wouldn’t be disrespected:

The 75,000,000 great American Patriots who voted for me, AMERICA FIRST, and MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN, will have a GIANT VOICE long into the future. They will not be disrespected or treated unfairly in any way, shape or form!!!

Second, he said he wouldn’t be attending President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration in two weeks’ time. “To all of those who have asked,” he wrote, “I will not be going to the Inauguration on January 20th.”

These violated their “Glorification of Violence” policy, Twitter claimed, and so the president was “immediately permanently suspended from the service.”

It’s a private company, Twitter’s defenders insist, so it doesn’t need remotely passable reasons to ban the president from messaging his 90 million followers. “If you don’t like it, build your own,” sort of thing. . . .

The Capitol riot was used as an excuse for deplatforming an American president and smashing a private company, but it wasn’t the reason: The illiberal left has long used any pretense at all to justify its centralization of control and crushing of dissent; and Big Tech, once a free-wheeling vehicle for decentralized innovation, is now no more than an arm of the illiberal left.

During the 2020 election, Big Tech worked hand in glove with Democrats and corporate media to suppress the true story of Hunter Biden’s corruption and defend their candidate under completely unproven pretenses.

In 2021, they went after conservative leaders on their platforms and cut the foundations out from a competitor’s platform.

Barring dissenting voices from social media wasn’t enough, however. Democratic politicians had fled Texas for weeks in an attempt to stop their colleagues from curtailing their states’ abortion regime, but once the left was defeated, Big Tech deplatformed Texan Christians on their own website. Corporate media cheered.

Public health is the excuse used to silence doctors, scientists, and parents challenging the administration’s COVID orthodoxy. “Graphic content” is used as the excuse to silence artists highlighting the Taliban’s brutal rule in the wake of the administration’s retreat from Afghanistan.

Every week, the left grows bolder in their censorship-and-control campaign: On Jan. 6, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee introduced legislation to, “outlaw attempts by candidates and elected officials to spread lies about free and fair elections when it has the likelihood to spread violence.” . . .

There was a day when America’s Democratic leaders claimed to stand for freedom, individuality, and speech. That day is long gone, as is the day Silicon Valley stood for an open and interconnected planet.

Today, these forces stand for centralization. They want to control our opinions, decide who speaks and who doesn’t, decide who can do business and who can’t, and decide who’s in power in Washington. The sooner we understand this, the better.

On Jan. 7 and 8 last year, they went too far, and now an alternative economy is afoot. It’s incredibly rare to see a dominant industry turn so wildly on half its customers, and entrepreneurs of all stripes have seized the opportunity it affords. . . .

We, however, can stop working with them. We know who they are; it’s time they learn what we’re about.

What are your thoughts on Big Tech? Let us know your thoughts and prayers in the comments below!

(Excerpt from The Federalist. Article written by Christopher Bedford. Photo Credit : UnSplash)

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Roxanne Rice
January 12, 2022

Thank God for IFA, Frankspeech, Victory Network, Real America’s Voice, and a few other trustworthy voices. May He bless them abundantly, and raise up many more like them.

It gives me great comfort that the ratings of most mainstream media have plummeted. I pray they will either change their ways or disappear.

January 12, 2022

Like JESUS cursed the fig tree and decreed no fruit would ever grow on it again, I decree the same for twitter, facebook, instagram and say that they will fall into the trap they have set for us in JESUS NAME! Amen!

Jane Syren Langston
January 12, 2022

Big Tech does not honor for freedom of speech as they so aptly demonstrated a year ago when President Trump was banned from Twitter. A famous quote from years ago bears repeating because it is applicable to what Big Tech is doing today which is all out censorship. This quote was penned by Martin Niemoller who was a prominent Lutheran pastor in Germany. He was an outspoken public foe of Adolf Hitler and spent the last seven years of Nazi rule in concentration camps.

“First they cam for the socialists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a socialist.
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.”

May his words resonate with each one of us because we are living in similar times. May we boldly speak the truth while we still can.

julie marie
January 12, 2022

The internet should be a public utility and governed as one. I never understood why Americans tolerated it being hijacked by a handful of emotionally unstable “Tech Giants” who’ve done nothing with it but use it to smash democracy and freedom here and abroad.

Susan CC
January 12, 2022

This is an abbreviated list the big tech companies and their CEO’s. As you can see, I jumped from L to S, it is longer than I wanted to type.

Acer Jason Chen
Adobe Shantanu Narayen
Alibaba Daniel Zhang
Amazon Jeff Bezos
AMD Lisa Su
Apple Tim Cook
Asus Jonney Shih
Cisco Chuck Robbins
Dell Michael Dell
Dyson Roland Krueger
eBay Jamie Iannone
Facebook Mark Zuckerberg
Google Sundar Pichai
HP Enrique Lores
Huawei Ren Zhengfe
IBM Arvind Krishna
Instagram Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger
Intel Pat Gelsinger
Kaspersky Eugen Kaspersky
Lenovo Yang Yuanquing
LG Koo Kwangmo
Spofity Daniel Ek
Tesla Elon Musk
Texas Instru Rich Templeton
TikTok Shouzi Chew
Tubmlr David Karp
Twitter Parag Agrawal
Yahoo Jerry Yang and David File
YouTube Susan Wojcicki
Zoom Eric Yuan

Dear Heavenly Father, You heard me speak these names and You know each one intimately. I pray You will draw theses men and women to Yourself in a personal way. We are preoccupied with their services. We have allowed our children to be distracted by them as well. I pray these CEO’s feel a preoccupation for You Father God, one greater than they have influenced. I ask that You capture their hearts, minds and souls for Kingdom purposes. I ask this in the Name of Jesus Christ and pray it pleases You to do so Lord. “With man this is impossible, but not with God. For all things are possible with God.” Jesus said it, I believe it. Amen

January 12, 2022

Lord, show me how to “stop working with them.” My computer has become a lifeline to multiple facets of life outside and inside our household. I use Microsoft, Yahoo, Facebook, You Tube and Zoom daily. If I could see a way of separation from these, I would undertake the agony of the process.

    Laura K
    January 12, 2022

    Try Duck Duck Go, Frankspeech and Rumble as alternatives. It’s difficult to know the best way to go.

    Lord, I do ask for wisdom for Your people to know what are the right media platforms are to use to communicate with friends and family. All seem, somehow, to be connected to big tech in one way or another. We trust in You to lead and guide us. Amen

      Greg Carter
      January 12, 2022

      My wife and I use Duck Duck Go, and have been on Rumble, and are still using many sources on the lists…oh how through the years we have been conditioned and dependent on the current TECH industry. May companies arise and offer services that cater to our freedoms/liberties.


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