Posts Tagged ‘Parler’

Amazon Hit-and-Run: Bezos’ BigTech Bigots Kick Parler Off Platform

Saturday, January 9th, 2021

Free Speech Hit-and-Run

Effective at midnight Sunday, Amazon is kicking Parler.com off of their hosting platform. From John Matze, founder and CEO of Parler:

Statement by Parler CEO John Matze

 

I don’t care what anybody says: This crosses a big bright red line. I want all of you small companies, local governments, and everybody else out there to understand what’s happening, and also to understand that THIS COULD BE YOU. I know lots of small businesses that use Amazon’s web-hosting services, and it’s always a bad idea. One of the technical problems we’ve seen is that they’re subject to move your server all over the place, changing your website’s IP address, and relying upon DNS updates(which take time to propagate) and they don’t care if your website or service is down for a while as they juggle things around within or among their server farms. I’d urge everybody who uses Amazon hosting to abandon them, and fast. Imagine if you’ve got some critical application you’re hosting for your business in Amazon’s cloud. What happens when Amazon gets mad at you? What happens when they decide THEY want to sell whatever product/service you’re currently selling, and they simply poach your data, and your customer lists? Jeff Bezos is infamous for running a predatory outfit, but this is just on the hosting side. I know Amazon is convenient. That said, I’m done with them. As of today, I’m not buying a pack of Twinkies from that jerk-off. I don’t care if he’s the last Hostess outlet on the planet. Abandon Amazon. The only power we have is as consumers and entrepreneurs is to walk with our cash. That’s it. Amazon Prime? Gone. Fire? Gone. I don’t care about any of these jerks. They don’t sell anything I can’t live without, and happily. Government may not do a freaking thing about these tyrants, but WE CAN.

Parler anticipates being down up to a week as they build out their own server farm. To be honest, I don’t know why they didn’t anticipate this, but then again, who expects a corporation to act like the Soviet Union? I DO. In 2008, we learned some banks had become “too big to fail.” What we should learn now is that some corporations have become too big for their britches. It’s time to be the economic iceberg that sinks some of these Titanics.

How to permanently delete your Amazon account.

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Sticking it to the Man: Break the Social Media Tyrants

Saturday, July 6th, 2019

Social Media Tyranny on Trial

It’s despicable what has been going on in Social Media. Twitter and Facebook routinely “shadow-ban” conservative users, letting them post their content, but making the content effectively invisible to everybody else on the platform.  Sometimes, they tamper with search algorithms so that conservative content just doesn’t show up. More recently, Facebook has begun to coordinate with leftist groups to expose members of “secret” groups in order to cause them difficulties. This happened most recently when the leftist dung-heaving group known as Pro-Publica “exposed” some memes posted in a secret Facebook group created by Border Patrol agents. Facebook is assisting in these sort of exposures. Those of you who think you’re in a “secret” group beware: There is no secret Facebook will not expose.  How long before they begin releasing your private messages? Facebook is not to be trusted. Twitter is almost as bad, and in some ways, worse. I’m pulling out of both platforms. These people can only be tyrannical because we continue to let them.  WE can suck all the fun and good that remains in these platforms out simply by leaving.  How long do you suppose people will hang around once half their friends leave and refuse to return.  It’s time to drive Facebook and Twitter stock into the toilet.  It’s time to break them. It’s time to take away their power.  After all, they have only the power we give them.

Congress had a chance to bring these rabid dogs to heel.  They failed.  It’s now our turn.  By now, almost every patriot I know is fed up with this.  It’s time to do something, and if I have to begin this as an Army of One, I’m fine with that.  The thing is, I know I’m not alone.  People are fleeing Twitter and Facebook.  They’re abandoning Google in favor of DuckDuckGo.com.  They’re going to Parler.com and Gab.com rather than Twitter. They’re going to Minds.com rather than Facebook. I’m making the move effective now. As people abandon the old platforms dominated by the left, these large platforms will die and be replaced.  It won’t happen over night, of course, but every journey begins with a single step, and every flood begins with a single drop.