By now we all know the fact that Amazon Web Services canceled Parler and Parler remains dark until the judge decides on the case. We are also learning that other tech companies are cancelling people en masse for violations of terms of service which is selectively applied. Not only are large corporations like Citibank, Blue Cross, Marriott and JP Morgan in the cancel mix but there are others including well known universities like Harvard. How about American Express, Dow, AT&T, Comcast, Disney, 3M, Bank of America, GoDaddy, Hilton, Microsoft, Target, UPS, Tyson and Ford? This is because of few Republicans think independently and ask hard questions. Frankly this is called dissent and oddly enough, even those jurists on the Supreme Court write dissenting opinions. Yeesh.
In part from Breitbart:
Secretary of State Michael Pompeo warned lawmakers that the threat from the Chinese Communist Party is “inside the gates” during a meeting with House Republican lawmakers on Friday.
Pompeo told members of the conservative Republican Study Committee that as a former lawmaker, he is aware of the threat posed by China but that he did not appreciate “the scope and the scale and the nature” of how close the threat is until he became Central Intelligence Agency director.
The nation is watching the actions of big tech and legislators are pursuing actions to be taken due to censorship. Existing law including anti-trust and new law is being reviewed and rightly so.
Below are a couple of states on the path in the legal realm. State AG’s as well as state legislators are accountable to protect respective citizens and their rights, however private corporations are not subject to 1st Amendment violations but other violations are on the table including abuse of user data and spying. Section 230 in the pivot point when it comes to Congressional action.
There are 3 counts in the lawsuit where a jury is demanded for a temporary restraining order such that Parler can restore the network.
Count One: Sherman Act, Section 1
AWS is prohibited from contracting or conspiring to restrain trade or commerce.
Count Two: Breach of Contract
AWS breached its contract with Parler by not providing thirty days’ notice before terminating its account.
Count Three: Tortious Interference with a Contract or Business
It is a cyber war of a financial order…against America..
Let’s begin here with Section 230 shall we? Full immunity…and never amended. Just how decent is big tech? Well on the heels of Alphabet, the parent company of Google giving exclusive assistance to then candidate Hillary Clinton and later as we find out that all big tech uses our data, which we are forced to approve is their terms of service as we are users, while they make big money off of us. Then we find out the conspiracy and collusion between all big tech operations against little and new Parler, much less thousands of other websites as competitors, big tech is more powerful than the Federal government.