It is obvious that it was a joint efforts of the Big Tech against people with political opinions not matching theirs. Do you really believe they would communicate something like “oh we didn’t like their opinion so we have deleted all their resources”? Of course not. They can’t make it too obvious so they use psychological warfare tactics such as framing to discredit people first and then ban them. They do the same here regarding the Covid sceptics. 3-4 people rattling a fence over which they could easily climb if they wanted, is going to be depicted as a “prevented storm on the parliament building”. LOL. How can you close your eyes on such things? Do you really don’t see it or you just (un)consciously ignore it?
No that’s a fact. Where are the court orders or verdicts? There aren’t any. It’s just Google’s Politbureau playing God / dictator. Well, of course, it’s their right to do that but then we must be allowed to call it what it is. But when they start interfering with individual rights and use warfare tactics to shut down unpleasant opponents, they are crossing a red line which is not tolerable.
Wrong. Twitter permanently suspended Trumps account and there were no grounds for that. AWS shut down the whole Parler platform, Google and Apple removed the apps from their App Store, what’s that if not shutting down a whole business?
There aren’t any other reasons for shutting down an elected president of the United States and/or his followers but at the same time tolerating Islamic extremists and militant left-wing groups on their platform, than politically motivated ones. All the fuss around Trump, framing him as insane so they had to protect codes of nuclear weapons from him and secretly manipulate the chain of command and so on, was just ridiculous and a political show.
I understand that Trump was maybe not the most sympathetic person (well still light years more sympathetic than Biden) and I would have voted for Jo Jorgensen instead of him But the political interference of those platforms start to constitute a problem for democracy and individual rights such as free speech. The game is always the same: Bush → Idiot, Obama → Superhuman & Nobel Prize, Trump → Idiot, Biden → Superhuman (Nobel Prize pending).
There are several people whose accounts were suspended on US social media platforms, I personally know several of them. That’s why many Corona sceptics now operate several channels on the same platform because every time they say something that is not approved by Google’s Politbureau, they get a strike and if you accumulate 3 of them, your account will be terminated. You might be not affected by this because your opinion on such topics conform with the ones of Google’s Politbureau, so you’re good, but there are is massive censorship, framing and oppression going on out there on those platforms.
That’s why people revert to platforms which uphold individual rights such as free speech, like Parler, Telegram, etc. and new platforms such as Locals gain in popularity.
Best thing however, would be not to use US services at all because the government there is not much better with their mass-surveillance and political campaigns e.g. against Chinese competitors.
Especially, avoid Google at all costs wherever possible, and don’t use any social media platforms at all.
In terms of Cloud providers, neither as a private individual, nor as a business, I would entrust my data with and rely on US-based services who can and have shown they are willing to arbitrarily terminate accounts, if their Politbureau or the government feels like it.