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Saturday, May 16, 2020

Targeting Big Tech

Turnabout is fair play. And Big Tech is long overdue for taming:
'The Radical Left is in total command & control of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Google,' Trump said in his tweet. 'The Administration is working to remedy this illegal situation. Stay tuned, and send names & events.'

Trump's tweet came after it emerged that federal and state regulators in the U.S. are preparing to file antitrust lawsuits alleging Google has abused its dominance of online search and advertising to stifle competition and and boost its profits.
Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Google should all be shut down for their complete lawlessness. Facebook and Google, in particular, need to be broken up as a result of their illegal duopoly in the online advertising market.

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36 Comments:

Blogger Crew May 16, 2020 2:24 PM  

Break them up!
Break them up!
Break them up!

Blogger Dole May 16, 2020 2:46 PM  

Break then up, then lock them up.

Blogger Eincrou May 16, 2020 3:09 PM  

Twitter seems to have deleted the original tweet Trump retweeted. It was a video clip of Michelle Malkin speaking about "Big Tech" censorship, including denial of service from other companies like banks to non-Gatekeeper right-wing people and organizations.

The Twitter account that posted the video clip Trump retweeted, "America First Clips @af_clips," is dedicated to posting Little Nicky Titty Baby/Groyper/American First Nationalism content.

I say that Twitter "seems to have deleted" it because although af_clips claims it was removed by Twitter, I can't be sure that he didn't delete it himself. Sorry, I don't trust anyone right now. He has posted the video again in a new tweet.

Blogger Doktor Jeep May 16, 2020 3:14 PM  

The tweet likely had Jared's phone ringing in minutes. Queen Esther's too.
Big Tech should be more than shut down. They should be in prison for insurrection. Same for the media. Any messing with information in a democracy is an insurrection. And they do it under the protection of "free" speech.

Blogger One Deplorable DT May 16, 2020 3:15 PM  

Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Google should all be shut down for their complete lawlessness.

I was hoping to see their executives tossed out of helicopters, but this would do.

Blogger SamuraiJeff May 16, 2020 3:25 PM  

"the radical left is in control of Twitter"

"Send me names and events through twitter"

Blogger Gregory the Tall May 16, 2020 3:27 PM  

You nailed it, Vox!

Blogger Unknown May 16, 2020 3:56 PM  

Saw something this morning along the lines of "Facebook will delete any protest announcements for violating stay-at-home orders", (didnt pay a lot of attention as I dont use it anymore)
but apparently Marky Z was on board with the whole thing. Really it isnt going to matter if the govt does bring charges, break them up, etc., as the minds behind it are going to follow the orders they were given anyway.

Blogger Azure Amaranthine May 16, 2020 3:57 PM  

"They all fall, like a million raindrops falling from a blue sky, kissing your cares goodbye.
Oh they all fall like a million pieces, a ticker-tape parade high, and now you're free to fly."

Blogger weka May 16, 2020 4:02 PM  

And require their source code in discovery

Blogger RandyB May 16, 2020 4:32 PM  

This is criminal activity. Confiscate as evidence in a RICO investigation.

Blogger Solon May 16, 2020 4:34 PM  

@5
Why not shut them down AND toss their execs from helicopters?

So many great ideas lost due to a failure to grasp the power of "and."

Blogger Zeroh Tollrants May 16, 2020 4:39 PM  

I would like Stasi Susan over at YT to be included in that one way helicopter ride fantasy scenario, please.

Blogger Jack Ward May 16, 2020 5:17 PM  

Yeah, RandyB. RICO, indeed. While the GE is at it maybe he will go after the medical and pharma industries for their decades long violation of 15 USC which has been on the books for over 100 years. Believe I remember he made such a promise on his pre-election web site. Said promise mysterious disappeared when he was elected.
I suppose we have little choice in voting come Nov. I would rather not have to half hold my nose when doing so.

Blogger Unknown May 16, 2020 5:26 PM  

One does wonder if Google's "Don't Be Evil" motto/code of conduct slogan was real, involuntary psychological projection or if there was a room full of dorks chuckling at the dark irony of it all way back when they coined the phrase.

Blogger Balkan Yankee May 16, 2020 5:29 PM  

Diversity is not Facebook's friend.

Diversity is not Instagram's friend.

Diversity is not Twitter's friend.

And diversity is definitely not Google's friend.

Blogger z May 16, 2020 5:34 PM  

I know its innocent to the point of silliness: but I sure wish these freebie sites like facebook, google, and twitter were not allowed to track users browser histories by law. They should not be able to sell your browser history, or content of your private online conversations, or your 'scraped' phone-call data, for money to advertisers. I'm just old fashioned enough to think that a court order should be necessary for anyone's browser history to be seen by any third party. It should not be sold. That like a little intellectual personal history of every human being online. Its none of their business if Jane is researching UFOs or John is researching the Holocaust. That doesn't mean Jane believes in UFOs or John believes in Holocaust revision, but Im afraid knowledge of these histories puts Jane and John at risk of discrimination later in life by those who think certain subjects should be off limits for further inquiry. I know its naïve, but I still don't like it.

For anybody doubting how much you are tracked: here is my personal anecdote: I was talking about selling my house a while back, but decided not to. This was only aloud in my home, not online. Guess what? I got a text from a professional homebuyer outfit a few days later about selling my house. Proof positive I'd been listened to while speaking not on my phone, but just a conversation. It was creepy.

Blogger xavier May 16, 2020 5:57 PM  

I'd also like to see Apple and MSbe broken up too. Separate the hardware and software divisions and the further separate the software. No need for windows to piggyback off Office and so on.

Blogger Jeff aka Orville May 16, 2020 5:59 PM  

Interesting choice of targets. Fake News won't last long without Social Media.

Blogger One Deplorable DT May 16, 2020 6:33 PM  

@12 - Why not shut them down AND toss their execs from helicopters?

I stand corrected.

Blogger Ranger May 16, 2020 7:09 PM  

@z
I was talking to my wife, in bed, with the phone charging nearby, that we needed to change pillows, as my neck hurt.
Very next day, pillow ads start appearing everywhere I go.

Blogger Pratisara May 16, 2020 8:13 PM  

Mark Zuckerberg has as much control over Facebook as you and I have over the Seventh Fleet.

Blogger Gregory the Tall May 16, 2020 8:25 PM  

It was a room full of demons, and they were chuckling indeed.

Blogger God Emperor Memes May 16, 2020 8:39 PM  

Is this TGE warning FB and Twitter not to try banning him before the election?

Blogger RJ May 16, 2020 10:47 PM  

"For anybody doubting how much you are tracked: here is my personal anecdote: I was talking about selling my house a while back, but decided not to. This was only aloud in my home, not online. Guess what? I got a text from a professional homebuyer outfit a few days later about selling my house. Proof positive I'd been listened to while speaking not on my phone, but just a conversation. It was creepy."

It was your TV.

Blogger dds May 16, 2020 11:30 PM  

#YouTube "automatically" deletes a comment in Chinese, "Gongfei", which means "communist bandit", in 15 seconds.

This person tested 3 times, same result.




https://twitter.com/jenniferatntd/status/1260557177711968257


Blogger Silly but True May 16, 2020 11:34 PM  

RICO illegal electioneering enterprise. Let the federal government confiscate all assets used by Google, Facebook and Twitter to engage in unreported in-kind donations of service to the DNC and Democrat campaigns.

Blogger SaltHarvest May 17, 2020 8:21 AM  

Unknown wrote:One does wonder if Google's "Don't Be Evil" motto/code of conduct slogan was real, involuntary psychological projection or if there was a room full of dorks chuckling at the dark irony of it all way back when they coined the phrase.

It's simpler than that. Dupes do not believe they are serving evil.

Blogger Maniac May 17, 2020 9:48 AM  

"I was hoping to see their executives tossed out of helicopters, but this would do."

Better still, drop them off somewhere in the Middle East and let them get beheaded by the radical Muslims they love so much.

Blogger McJibblits May 17, 2020 10:17 AM  

None of those companies are diverse, unless you count white, East Asian, and Indian, as diverse.

They try to push it enough to get people off of their back. Much like the preachy "environmentalist" with a 17,400 square foot mansion and a Gulfstream in constant rotation

Blogger Reprehensible Adam May 17, 2020 5:24 PM  

Return to your post’s! Prepare for battle.

Blogger Frank Y May 17, 2020 6:32 PM  

😯 I AGREE BUT IT WILL A REALLY TUFF STRUGGLE AGAIST GOOG & FACEBOOK BECUSE OF THEIR EC POWER AND SOCIAL CONNECTIONS.

Blogger Emmanuel May 18, 2020 6:20 AM  

While its not very libertarian, a good solution would be to confiscate Big Tech assets, via billions of dollars of fines, with the rule that the States may keep the proceeeds of the fine to finance whatever their policy du jour is. Unleash the hounds !

Blogger Boaty Bear May 18, 2020 6:59 PM  

Sir Nick Clegg - Former Deputy PM

Sir Nick Clegg - Queens Privy Council (a permanent position, Dianne

Blogger Boaty Bear May 18, 2020 7:03 PM  

Sir Nick Clegg - Former Deputy Prime Minster of the UK

Sir Nick Clegg - Queens Privy Council, a permanent position (that includes the likes of confirmed racist Diane "Shit for brains & face" Abbott)

Sir Nick Clegg - Head of Facebook Global Communications

Interesting?

Blogger Akulkis May 18, 2020 8:01 PM  

Emmanual, Libertarianism is just Internationalism without the communism.... with a "don't you dare resist anything by using violence when we start grinding you into nothing" principle.

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