PARLER CEO: Big Tech Giants Google, Facebook And Twitter Have Gone “Way Too Far”
- November 5, 2020
- Posted by: Craig Chamberlin
- Category: Social Media
“Once you start content curation and you start fact-checking, you’re introducing bias and I don’t think that there’s any perfect group without bias, so in terms of being a platform for transparency and free speech, they’ve gone way too far”John Matze, CEO Of Parler (Watch Full Interview Here)
The 2020 election marks one of the most controversial elections in my lifetime. In the weeks leading up to the election, many of the major news networks seemingly joined forces with Big Tech giants such as Google, Facebook and Twitter to interfere with a US Election. This interference took many forms: the reduced distribution of a New York Post bombshell, recent flagging of the President’s tweets, and much more.
The sad irony in this interference is the sitting president of the United States was accused of doing this himself for nearly three years. They ended up wrong about Trump Russia collusion interference with the 2016 election, and somehow managed to practice the very interference of which they accused Trump. The figure heads of these companies have still failed to provide an adequate explanation for censoring the New York Post story.
In a recent interview on Fox Business, CEO John Matze of Parler stated the social media and search networks had “gone too far”. He further stated they should no longer receive section 230 protections. Section 230 only protects these platforms if they do not act as publishers. With the rampant biased aggregation of their content, they forfeit this right.
“Matze is spot on with his analysis. Social Media’s very existence was to create a platform for individuals to connect with one another and express their individual ideas. Big Tech giants become editors as soon as these platforms actively engage in censoring and editing the types of conversations individuals are having.”
Matze is spot on with his analysis. Social Media’s very existence was to create a platform for individuals to connect with one another and express their individual ideas. Big Tech giants become editors as soon as these platforms actively engage in censoring and editing the types of conversations individuals are having.
Even though policing the internet is not sustainable, it doesn’t appear Big Tech is going to try anyway. For those actively on these networks, the best thing you can do is abandon them immediately. Their entire infrastructure and business depends on user engagement. If you’re an investor, now would be a good time to sell.
Parler is an excellent social network alternative. Parler’s setup is reminiscent of Twitter prior to the implementation of the 2016 “sensitivity” filters. In other words, before they became an editorial board for our conversations.