Big Tech #Cancelledt Conservatives

big tech #cancelledt conservatives

Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Google, and Apple are in full force in banning conservative accounts and platforms. In the language of left-wing politics, it is popularly known as #cancelledt—in line with their cancel culture agenda against anyone they disagree with, especially with the conservatives.

The riot at the Capitol started it all.

Let us be clear, before the Capitol riot incident, tech giants are already censoring conservative accounts, especially during the 2020 Presidential Election. However, it reaches its peak when the alleged supporters of U.S. President Donald J. Trump stormed the Capitol on January 6, 2021, Wednesday, while Congress was counting the electoral votes.

Many liberals, left- propagandists, and the mainstream media are accusing Pres. Trump liable for inciting the violence at the U.S. Capitol. Someone even says that it’s the culmination of years of the politics of hate and division.

After the said incident, Facebook’s nerd-in-chief, Mark Zuckerberg, has announced to ban the POTUS from Facebook and Instagram until Joe Biden takes the presidency on January 20, 2021.

On the other hand, Twitter has warned Pres. Trump of banning his account permanently if he breached the platform’s rules again. After 12 hours of the threat, the network successfully suspended the Twitter handle of Pres. Trump.

Twitter suspended @realDonaldTrump.

On January 9, 2021, the hashtag #TrumpBanned trended on Twitter worldwide after the platform suspended the account of U.S. President Donald J. Trump. This was after the incident of alleged Trump supporters who had breached the Capitol while Congress is debating the 2020 election results, which came out to favor Democratic candidate Joe Biden.

In the official statement of Twitter, they asserted: “After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them — specifically how they are being received and interpreted on and off Twitter — we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence.”

Read the entire statement here.

POTUS Donald Trump has responded by saying that Twitter has gone further and further in banning free speech. Read the whole statement with the copy being shared on social media similar to the Facebook post below.

The reaction of conservative personalities.

Pres. Trump is the current figure of a strong conservative leader accused as fascist, populist, racist, etc. by left-wing propagandists, especially the left media. After banning his account on Twitter, American and Filipino leftists and liberals celebrate it and consider it as a triumph for the cause of the left that big tech supports. On the other hand, right-wing conservatives call the action an infringement of free speech.

Secretary of the State Mike Pompoe says, “Silencing speech is dangerous. It’s un-American.” Moreover, the youngest Republican Rep. Madison Cawthorn of North Carolina tweeted, “When you tear out the tongues of those who speak against you, you are not proving them liars. Instead, you are proclaiming, on the altar of oppression, that you are crippled by fear of what they might say.”

Many conservatives also reported losing thousands of followers. For instance, James Woods speaks of losing about 63K followers and Will Witt more than 4,000 followers.

Google, Apple, and Amazon banned Parler.

After the massive censorship of Twitter, many conservatives join the alternative social network Parler app. The platform crashed for a couple of hours due to a high number of users coming in.

Because of its conservative population, Google and Apple banned Parler from their app stores for allegedly not moderating its users about the election fraud and the siege at the Capitol.

While speaking about being the closest competition of tech giants, John Matze, Founder and CEO of Parler and iPhone developer, responded by saying that they will not win. “We are the world’s last hope for free speech and free information,” he added.

On breaking news, Amazon has taken a more formidable step by stopping to provide services for Parler to completely remove it from the internet. Of which, Mr. Matze asserted that they are prepared for events like this by never relying on Amazon’s proprietary infrastructure and building bare metal products.

Final Thoughts

The mainstream media and social media are powerful platforms of the left. They sensationalize the Capitol riot incident to push for their agenda in demonizing conservatives, especially Pres. Trump. Why is that so? Because the left cannot win in pushing for socialistic and progressive policies in Congress and the U.S. Supreme Court. Millions of conservatives backing conservative lawmakers and justices are rejecting leftist policies. The media are the only way to demonize conservatism and make leftism and liberalism the savior of the day. Why? Because gullible, ignorant, and stupid media followers are easy to trick and fast to embrace media content.

Big tech companies, social media networks, and leftist media outlets might silence conservatism online, but millions upon millions of conservatives worldwide cannot be silent. The truth can make its way out. Despite hundreds of years of being threatened and truth seekers being #cancelledt, the truth always prevails.

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JP Abecilla is a lifestyle Filipino blogger, freelance content writer, copy editor, and motivational speaker based in Cebu City, Philippines. He was awarded Blog of the Year 2020 (2nd Place) and Best Cebu Events Blog of 2019. More than writing, JP loves drinking a cup of coffee and eating donuts while reading a book or magazine.

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