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Apple and Google Prove Social Media Should Not Have Liability Protection

Apple and Google have now made the case to remove section 230 liability protections from social media companies.

On Thursday, Google removed social media app Parler from its app store over disagreements with the content posted on the platform.

On Friday, Apple gave Parler just 24 hours to censor its content or be removed from the iStore.

Apple and Google evidently believe that a social media company is responsible for the content posted on its platform by users and should be punished when that content does not conform to their idea of societal norms.

When you distill this Orwellian message down, Apple and Google believe that social media companies are directly liable for the content posted on their sites and the ideologies of their users. That is in direct contravention of Twitter and Facebook’s position that they are open forums and cannot be held liable for what users post.

Oddly, the move by the two tech giants also adds mounting evidence that they operate as monopolistic dictators in their respective spaces.

If Parler is unable to put its app on the Apple Store or Google Play, it will be basically invisible to the mobile user community – a significant portion of social media users. Mobile access is crucial in maintaining user engagement. ‘Anytime access’ and notifications are at the center of social media’s conversational nature. This move will kill Parler – as Big Tech intends.

By going after Parler for refusing to silence competing views, Apple and Google have opened up Twitter and Facebook to litigation for doing exactly that.

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R. Mitchell

Rich Mitchell is the editor-in-chief of Conservative Daily News and the president of Bald Eagle Media, LLC. His posts may contain opinions that are his own and are not necessarily shared by Bald Eagle Media, CDN, staff or .. much of anyone else. Find him on twitter, facebook and

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6 Comments

  1. What is happening is really sad for our country! I am a well educated conservative and have to admit that this fraud has been going on for decades now but it is finally out in the open for every one to see. I believe that our education system is to blame, and as a one time educator I have seen it first hand.
    But what surprises me the most is the hate from the liberal left and their vindictiveness! At one time not long ago we used to be able to have intelligent conversations with the opposing party, but that started to change under Bush and got really bad under Obama, now it is out of control. I currently live in a blue state that used to be an ideal place to live, but now it is really intolerable! As soon as I can divest my real estate holdings I will be relocating to a RED state with the hope that they leave the union and start another fairer and just union with other like minded states, I realize that this probably will never happen in my life time, but at least I will be out from under the thumb of a one party run state. good luck to you all and gob bless!

  2. Well, all we have to do is to stop buying APPL, GOOG, MSFT, FB, TWTR products. If they can’t generate profits, stock price will drop. Sound good?

  3. They are violating people’s constitutional rights. Democrats said they would make Republican voters pay and that is what they have just begun to do. They believe that no one should vote for anyone but them. Why do we even have elections then? I guess we don’t any more. Democrats hate patriots and want to see them all dead. I fear that may be their end result so they can retain the power they demand. They are not here to serve the people. They are here to serve themselves and to dictate to us what we will and will not be allowed to do.

  4. I agree. I to have banned twitter from my life. I am working on downloading all my things from FB so I can ban them from my life too. I have banned NetFlix from my life now too. If Amazon takes their servers from Parler, I will ban Amazon too. I refuse to be dictated to and told what I can and can not see and what I can and cannot say! If your choice of political party means freedom or none, depending upon your choice, I choose to ban the party taking freedom from others! Biden is not even president yet and the Dems are already starting a dictatorship over America. This is only going to get worse, I fear, and the outcome will not be good for anyone. All Americans will be under their dictatorship soon, not just the party they hate.

  5. I deleted my Google, Twitter account and Facebook accounts. As a consumer I decide what is and isn’t acceptable. If I don’t like it, I move on. It’s called being an adult. What I wont do, is allow someone else to make that decision for me.

    As for Apple, well you really screwed up! I have been an Apple user for a very long time. However today my new HP Elite Desk arrived along with a new 32″ monitor and Bose sound system. Windows 10 is loaded and in a few days I will have transitioned completely off your equipment.

    I am done wasting precious time on Facebook and Twitter. Life is full amazing moments. So go fishing, take a horseback ride in the mountains, visit a museum, sit and talk to a total stranger, volunteer your time for a worthy cause, read a good book or just take the dog for a walk. All of which will be a lot more rewarding than Facebook or Twitter. Its your life, make it count!

  6. Facebook, Google, Twitter, ALL mainstream media networks, and every other company that has allowed themselves to be bought by the Democrats and censor all pro-Trump people, conservatives, republicans, and true patriots need to be shutdown and all individuals involved need to be thrown in prison for violating millions of peoples civil rights. And obviously Apple just joined that list.

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