Liberals found out muzzling Conservatives could give them a big advantage in the 2020 elections.
And Big Tech censorship got frighteningly worse in 2021.
But Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer just found out they could lose a big advantage in 2022.
Conservatives became scarily aware of the power “woke” online companies have over their speech, activism and finances over the last year.
The establishment is furiously attempting to ratchet up Big Tech censorship, but companies are finding solutions.
A free speech alternative to Twitter—Gab—is now getting into the payment processor business to compete with “woke” companies like PayPal and Stripe.
“Gab.com, the free speech-friendly social network founded in 2016 in response to rising censorship on Twitter, has launched its own payment processing service that it says will not discriminate based on politics or vaccination status. The platform aims to compete with established payment processors like PayPal and Stripe, which have engaged in the financial blacklisting of conservatives in recent years.”
Getting around the payment processors is a big step in the right direction.
Credit card companies and banks can still refuse to do business with payment processors that do not “cancel” certain individuals, but the move by Gab forces these entities to overplay their hands, which could lead to public backlash.
Also, the rise of crypto could solve the credit card and bank bottleneck.
Gab wrote in its FAQ:
“Many third-party aggregates, such as Paypal, Square, and Stripe, automate their systems so that merchants are bulk imported and approved quickly. Their policy is to ‘approve’ as many accounts as possible and deal with the fallout later. Often, this results in businesses being ‘canceled.’ They also cancel accounts they disagree with politically. In contrast, we are committed to thoroughly reviewing every business that passes our way and can give the most honest advice. We pledge never to discriminate based on political ideology or your vaccination status. We pre-vet each company according to national banking standards and provide recommendations accordingly.”
Parler, one of the first free speech alternatives to Twitter, got undercut by collusion between tech giants Apple, Google, and Amazon just as it was launching.
Parler was removed from Apple and Google’s app stores, and Amazon pulled web hosting services just as Parler became the most downloaded app in the world.
Parler showed Big Tech competitors that they cannot rely on Amazon for web hosting services.
The problem of Apple and Google collusion is still a problem because the two companies completely dominate the smartphone industry.
But in America, liberty will always find a way to win.
Stay tuned to Unmuzzled News for any updates to this ongoing story.