Free speech social media site Gab.com, which has been completely de-platformed from all Silicon Valley business infrastructure, to the point of having the founder's wife's Visa card cancelled, has called out the social media site Parler for caving to big tech and ending free speech.
You can read Gab CEO Andrew Torba's comments below on the situation.
Today Apple announced that they would be allowing Establishment Oligarch-owned Parler back on the Apple App Store. This comes after Parler ousted their pro-free speech CEO and Founder John Matze, who claims that his 40% stake in the company was stolen from him. After removing Matze Parler implemented a “troll filter” to censor “trolling content,” whatever that means.
Bloomberg reported that Parler is working with third-party artificial intelligence software company Hive to automatically censor and remove content that Apple doesn’t like. Hive works with other Big Tech companies like Reddit to leverage artificial intelligence to censor content at scale.
Shortly after this news, conservative firebrand Dan Bongino announced on his show that he is “no longer involved in the day-to-day” of Parler, which left the company at the whims of Billionaire Oligarch Rebekah Mercer.
The same Mercer family behind the atrocious privacy nightmare of Cambridge Analytica. The same people who threw Milo under the bus. The same people who threw Steve Bannon under the bus. The same people who threw Parler Founder and Former CEO John Matze under the bus. The same people who threw President Trump under the bus.
So in essence Parler is now a smaller version of Twitter for Fox News pundits to “echo” each other into oblivion and for the Mercer family to gather data on you.
“Conservatives” are celebrating Parler’s capitulation to Apple and transformation into a de facto Big Tech-controlled social network as a “win.” Big Tech’s arbitrary censorship standards are now being applied across Parler by the same artificial intelligence company that Big Tech platforms use, but you won’t find any “conservative” pundits bringing this fact up.
This is why the right continually gets steamrolled in the culture. Conceding to the Enemy’s demands in order to participate in the Enemy’s app stores is not a win for conservatives or the right in general. It’s a PR win for Apple, who hopes to get Republicans in Congress off their back. The Mercer’s may see this as a win, but The People will not. Not the smart ones who see through the grift and pathetic weakness.
The People want one thing: to speak freely online without permission from some billionaire oligarch–be it the Mercers or Mark Zuckerberg. They certainly don’t want to be policed by AI.
Parler had all the money in the world, all the “influencers” in the world, all the mainstream support from Fox News, members of Congress, and the Conservative Inc Machine. None of it mattered. Getting back on the App Store won’t matter either.
Parler bent the knee and Big Tech has them under their thumb. No amount of shilling by Fox News pundits is going to change that fact. No amount of money spent trying to bring people back to have their speech policed by some robot is going to work.
Gab stands alone in the market as the leader and home of free speech online. Not only was Gab’s app banned from both App Stores, but our entire Developer Account was banned from ever submitting apps to those stores ever again. So be it, we wear that as a badge of honor and it should be a sign to those of you reading this that we are and always have been serious about our mission.
Our mission is a simple one and has remained unchanged for almost five years now: we want everyone on this planet to speak freely on the internet without permission from Establishment Oligarchs.
We refuse to bend the knee to Big Tech and never will.
Jesus is King
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