Texas AG Fires Again at Massive Tech for Trump Censorship, Parler Purge
Despite Big Tech’s efforts to silence Conservatives about Parler, a state’s attorney general won’t stand up for it.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has called for responses from several big tech companies to suppress Parler’s free speech platform.
Paxton recently sent “CIDs (Civil Investigative Requests) to Google, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon Web Services, and Apple, asking companies about their content moderation policies and practices, and specifically about Parler, a social media application.” terminated or blocked by Google, Amazon and Apple, ”said a press release on January 13th.
“For years, these big tech companies have silenced social media voices and shut down competing companies and platforms. It’s only gotten worse in the past few months. And just last week, that discriminatory action included the unprecedented move to remove and block President Donald Trump from online media platforms, ”the press release said.
Paxton’s investigation followed Parler’s recent purge from Apple and Google’s app stores. Amazon went so far as to remove the website from its web hosting servers.
“First Amendment rights and transparency must be preserved for a free online community to function and thrive. However, the seemingly coordinated de-platforming of the President of the United States and several leading voices not only shakes free speech but also silences those whose speech and political beliefs do not align with the leaders of big tech companies, ”Paxton said in one Explanation .
“Every American should be concerned about this large-scale silence and the impact it will have on the future of free speech. The public deserves the truth about how these companies moderate and potentially eliminate speech they disagree with, ”he continued.
“I hope these companies get out of partisan politics and work with these CIDs to get to the bottom of this dispute and ensure a truly free online community that lives up to the highest American ideals,” concluded Paxton.
Parler won’t go quietly into the night either. The platform has filed a lawsuit against Amazon alleging the company “violated[ed] Section 1 of the Sherman Antitrust Act “and” Violation [its] Contract with Parler. ”
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