Video: Congressman Devin Nunes calling out Big Tech's purge of Parler
Guys, I also posted this as an addendum to my latest post Death of Free Speech by Amazon, Apple & Big Tech – CALL ON HIVE COMMUNITY FOR COMPLETE BOYCOTT; feel free to spread this one around too (note that I have declined payout for it).
Congressman Devin Nunes (one of a handful of remaining honest ones) is calling out Big Tech as per this January 11 interview with Maria Bartiromo on Fox News:
As YouTube is also very likely to censor and delete this video, here is a transcript I have prepared and am including [emphasis added]:
Fox News, January 11, 2021, Interviewed by Maria Bartiromo
Description: Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., says Amazon, Apple and Google's suspension of Parler is 'clearly a violation' of antitrust, civil rights and the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act.
NUNES: The effect of this is that there is no longer a free and open social media company or site for any American to get on any longer. Because these big companies - Apple, Amazon, Google - they have just destroyed a, what was like, Parler is likely a billion dollar company; poof, it's gone! But it's more than just the financial aspect to that. Republicans have no way to communicate. It doesn't even matter if you're Republican or Conservative; if you don't want to be regulated by the left wingers that are at Facebook and Twitter and Instagram where you get shadow banned, nobody gets to see you; they get to decide what's violent or not violent. It's preposterous. So, I don't know where the hell the Department of Justice is at right now or the FBI, ah this is clearly a violation of antitrust, civil rights, the Rico statute. There should be a racketeering investigation on all the people that coordinated. This attack on not only a company, but on all of those like us, like me, like you Maria. I have 3 million followers on Parler. Tonight, I will no longer be able to communicate with those people. And they're Americans, and by the way, unlike the fake social media sites, we know that everybody that's on Parler because you get certified, there's a number; it's actually a very safe platform. If you break the law on Parler, the FBI can subpoena to find out who those people are. If you break crimes on Facebook and Twitter, good luck. So, Parler went above and beyond. It's one of the reasons why, I didn't go to Parler you know eight months ago because it was a Republican platform. I didn't know if it was Republican or not; I went there because I knew that I could express my thoughts freely and that I knew that my list when I post something was gonna be there, that Fakebook and Twitter weren't gonna be manipulating it.
Trump's window to act on this is closing in very quickly. If he doesn't pull through against these treasonous tyrants at Big Tech and elsewhere in the next several days, it's really gonna be the end of free speech, among many other liberties.