There are some powerful free speech alternatives to social media sites owned by left-wing overlords. Two of them are Parler and GAB. They are gaining popularity with millions of members who are fed up with the censorship of Facebook and Twitter.
Bill Gates isn’t pleased.
Continuing with his recent habit of commenting on everything, Parler is a safe space for people who are into “crazy stuff,” according to Bill Gates. The billionaire is among the many criticizing or feeling threatened by the rise of Parler.
Gates said registering for Parler is another way of telling people that you like “crazy stuff.”
Do you know what’s actually crazy? Trying to force people to take vaccines and putting software on voting machines that rig US Presidential elections.
He said, “If you want Holocaust denial, hey, Parler is going to be great for you.”
Gates made the remarks about the alternative tech platform during the New York Times DealBook Summit, held on Tuesday.
Parler has promoted itself as a proponent of “free expression without violence and censorship” and describes itself as “unbiased social media focused on real user experience and engagement.” The promise of less censorship has attracted those who have been censored on mainstream social platforms, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
Conservative politicians, journalists, and media personalities have joined Parler in droves over the past few months. In the days after election day, the platform has seen a surge of new users.
Alternative platforms such as Parler will continue to grow unless Big Tech platforms such as Facebook and Twitter ease up on the censorship of more conservative opinions. Already, Parler is topping the list of free apps in Google’s Play Store in the US, ahead of TikTok, Instagram, and Twitter.
The interface might not be perfect and there are still some technical kinks but Parler will continue improving as more people register.
It is not against the law to have a different opinion, according to Parler CEO John Matze.
“People say crazy things all the time,” said Matze, speaking to Fox News’ Tucker Carlson this week. “It’s not against the law to have those opinions.”
He insisted that social media companies should not tell people what they can or cannot say.
“I always ask them, ‘What do you think of the First Amendment? Do you believe that we should have somebody in New York, let’s say in the middle of Times Square, telling you what you can and cannot say?’” Matze said. “Because that’s what these companies [Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube] are doing.”
“It’s not against the law to express yourself. And if you like one political candidate or another, or you believe or don’t believe in climate change, you shouldn’t be taken offline because of it,” he added.
According to Matze, the platform is experiencing “a massive explosion in growth because people trust that Parler’s going to do the right thing.”
Matze emphasized that social platforms are “supposed to be about people having a free voice, being able to be liberated from restrictions.”
The leftwing CEOs of major social media hate conservatives or anyone else who speaks out against the liberal cabal in America and raises hell about their selective censorship.
Gates’ Microsoft corporation has declared war on free speech:
In a new update to its terms of service, Microsoft has announced it will ban accounts that cross certain lines, including ones that utilize “offensive language.”
The company warned: “Don’t publicly display or use the Services to share inappropriate content or material (involving, for example, nudity, bestiality, pornography, offensive language, graphic violence, or criminal activity).”
Only one of those is subjective, and subjectivity regarding the definition of “offensive” is why we don’t allow the government to police speech.
Twitter’s co-founder Evan Williams isn’t a fan of free speech. He’s pretty pissed that social media provides an outlet for the patriotic opposition to circumvent liberal control of the mainstream media. He says that he ‘was wrong for thinking that the world would be a better place if there was a platform for everyone to freely speak and exchange ideas.’ Really? Leftwingnuts want to live in a world where everyone listens only to them, on their terms. Last I checked, the 1st amendment guarantees that right to everyone.
One of the ways the Twitter hierarchy has been censoring unwanted political viewpoints is ‘shadow banning’. Twitter maintains a ‘whitelist’ of favored Twitter accounts and a ‘blacklist’ of unfavored accounts. Accounts on the whitelist are prioritized in search results, accounts on the blacklist have their posts hidden from both search results and other users’ timelines. The blacklist usually consists of right-leaning posters. Left-wing lunatic fringe, racist minorities, and muzzie extremists get a pass.
I was just suspended from Twitter for the last time. After being forced to create several accounts after being repeatedly ‘suspended’ (banned) from the site, I finally left Jack Dorsey’s hellhole of censorship for good.