Big Tech giants are experiencing exponential growth.
But their expansion has come with a lot of obscured restrictions on liberty.
And an A-list Hollywood director just took a blowtorch to Big Tech.
Quentin Tarantino is one of the most accomplished filmmakers of his generation, and he’s never afraid to share his opinion.
He recently took responsibility for not doing more to stop disgraced megaproducer Harvey Weinstein, admitting on Joe Rogan’s podcast:
“I didn’t know about any rapes or anything like that . . . But I knew he was – you know – I chalked it up to the boss chasing the secretary around the desk. As if that’s okay. But I mean, that’s how I kind of looked at it. He was making unwanted advances . . . But I wish I had talked to him . . . I wish I had sat him down and gone, ‘Harvey you can’t do this. You’re gonna f*ck up everything.’”
Now Tarantino is calling out content giants Amazon and Apple.
In a recent episode of the Pure Cinema Podcast, Tarantino said:
“As far I’m concerned, YouTube is one of the best training platforms out there to watch movies and I would far rather people watch movies for free on YouTube than give another dime to either Amazon or Apple . . . They do not need your dimes. So I would rather you support these really – especially – the committed movie channels that are on YouTube who are offering their sh*t up for free just out of love [for film].”
Tarantino’s comments were focused around long forgotten films that weren’t renowned classics.
“Now, in the case of YouTube, there are entire channels that are set up to films that are public domain . . . Even if they’re not public domain, the people and the studios apparently that own them kind of don’t give a sh*t about them, and so they’re allowed to get them out there.”
Amazon and Apple have made big pushes to get into the content creation business, particularly Amazon.
A Wall Street Journal piece highlighted how much Jeff Bezos loved palling around with Hollywood stars.
However, both Amazon and Apple have proven to be highly ideological companies.
Amazon refuses to sell certain books that contradict the “woke” establishment narrative, and other books have been “accidentally” hidden from searches or banned from advertising.
Amazon also removed the Clarence Thomas documentary Created Equal, and ironically did so during Black History Month.
As more content goes to streaming platforms, audiences could be limited in what they’re allowed to see.
Stay tuned to Unmuzzled News for any updates to this ongoing story.