The establishment is putting the squeeze on the American people.
And Big Tech is helping them get away with it.
But a tech entrepreneur slammed the company he co-founded after one authoritarian move.
David Sacks is going hard after PayPal, the tech company he co-founded with Peter Thiel and Elon Musk.
Thiel and Musk have both drawn the ire of the Left – Thiel for supporting Donald Trump, and Musk for exposing the corporate-controlled press as fraudulent.
Now Sacks is rolling up his sleeves and hitting PayPal after the company’s announcement that they would be teaming with the left-wing Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and other Big Tech companies to administer a database of deplorables.
That means companies will be working together to target right-wingers and limit their access on various sites.
In an op-ed for the newsletter Common Sense, Sacks wrote:
“When someone mistakenly lands on the No-Fly List, they can at least sue or petition the government for redress. But when your name lands on a No-Buy List created by a consortium of private fintech companies, to whom can you appeal?”
Many conservatives and anti-establishment liberals have found this out the hard way.
They’ve been booted from Big Tech platforms with no recourse, including the President of the United States.
“As for the notion of building your own PayPal or Facebook: because of their gigantic network effects and economies of scale, there is no viable alternative when the whole industry works together to deny you access.”
This was proven when Twitter competitor Parler was digitally assassinated by Amazon, Apple, and Google.
Amazon summarily pulled its web hosting services, and both Apple and Google barred Parler from its app stores.
“Kicking people off social media deprives them of the right to speak in our increasingly online world. Locking them out of the financial economy is worse: It deprives them of the right to make a living.”
Many right-wingers have, too, faced this form of censorship.
Commentators have had their Patreon accounts closed, and some have even had their bank accounts closed.
Sacks also pointed out that social media sites lose their Section 230 protections when they act as extensions of the state, which they clearly have.
As much of American life has moved online, denial from the public square along ideological lines is grotesque, and more people need to be calling it out.
Stay tuned to Unmuzzled News for any updates to this ongoing story.