Friends, I have always said that one of the greatest things about the internet is the idea that you can communicate faster than you ever had before. I was in the military twenty years ago, possibly the first generation of our armed forces that had email, and I cannot begin to express what a boon to morale something like being able to communicate is. We didn’t have Facebook, Twitter, Spreely…email was the only game in town, and we were grateful.
That being said, one of the worst things that has ever happened to the internet is the idea that giant corporations can control the way in which we communicate. And if the people that are controlling the way that we communicate are of an opposite political persuasion, watch out.
The 2016 election and the liberal backlash proved one thing for certain, the liberals that are in charge of the valves communication flows through have absolutely no problem whatsoever cutting off the water when it comes to people they don’t agree with.
It’s why I quit Facebook about a year and change after the election and have never looked back. I joined Spreely. I was actually one of Spreely’s first members. The difference between places like Spreely and places like Facebook is that they aren’t exactly the type to keep you from being able to message your aunt in Houston because someone doesn’t like the post that you made about Joe Biden’s bad decisions three weeks ago. Hell, you can say whatever you want when you are a Spreely member and they aren’t going to put you in the dreaded Facebook jail.
Tell you what made me finally quit Facebook and open a Spreely account. I was on a business trip to Japan. I had landed in Tokyo and saw that my Facebook had been suspended for three days for some picture I had posted a year before. It was a picture of Hillary Clinton standing next to a pile of money. I couldn’t communicate with my family and my family couldn’t communicate with me. In that time, my mother had a massive heart attack and died on the way to the hospital.
I didn’t know until three days later when someone was finally able to get in touch with me. I didn’t know for three days because of Facebook’s hateful overreach. Honestly, they need to pay for something like that.
President Donald Trump announced a class action lawsuit against Facebook, Google, and Twitter, with their respective CEOs Mark Zuckerberg, Sundar Pichai, and Jack Dorsey also named as defendants, following his total censorship from the big tech platforms earlier this year.
Reactions from alt tech CEOs, who have examined multiple arguments against big tech, ranged from cynical accusations of grifting to cautious optimism.
“I am filing, as the lead class representative, a major class action lawsuit against the big tech giants, including Facebook, Google, and Twitter,” said President Trump. “There is no better evidence that big tech is out of control than the fact that they banned the sitting president of the United States earlier this year, a ban that continues to this day, continues. It’s not a fair situation, very very bad for this country, very bad for the world.”
“If they can do it to me they can do it to anyone, and in fact that is exactly what they’re doing. They’re taking people off who don’t even realize they were taken off, they have no idea why they were taken off. So what they’re doing is incredible, and incredibly dangerous,” said President Trump, who added that Americans are being “banned or silenced under the corrupt regime of censorship.” He added, “These brave patriots are included in the lawsuit, and thousands more are joining as we speak. Thousands more, they’re all wanting to join. This will be, I think, will go down as the biggest class action ever filed, because thousands of people want to join.”
Gab CEO Andrew Torba and Spreely co-founder Mark Sidney expressed skepticism that President Trump’s case will be heard, frustration at the timing, and incredulity at the true motivates behind the class action suit. “These problems are real. They need to be addressed,” Spreely’s Sidney told National File. “I am glad that someone of President Trump’s stature, who has been deprived of his right to speak at greater cost than perhaps anyone else, is taking on this fight.”
“It would have been nice if this had happened before 90% of dissent was purged from social media,” he added. “If I were President Trump, I would be on sites like Spreely, Gab, and every platform out there. The media has put a gag order on anything the President says, and there’s no silver bullet around the media cartel.” Sidney concluded, “We need to fight a guerilla information war using as many fronts as possible, and each platform is a front that can be used to reach a different subset of people.”