PARLER IS DOWN

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Parler as some sort of Twitter alternative, especially after recent, last "Friday events," where masses from Twitter megrated to, and which was almost emidiately after removed from Google Play and App(le) Store, now has been (its website) completly shut down by Amazon.

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Last info I managed to catch was the message sent by John Matze about an hour and a half ago, saying,

"I wanted to send everyone on Parler an update. We will likely be down longer than expected. This is not due to software restrictions - we have our software and everyone's data ready to go. Rather it's that Amazon's, Google's and Apple's statements to the press about dropping our access has caused most of our other vendors to drop their support for us as well. And most people with enough servers to host us have shut their doors to us. We will update everyone and update the press when we are back online."

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At the end, John Matze also added,

"Parler is my final stand on the Internet. I won't be making an account on any social. Parler si my home. Se you all soon 👋"


After all this happenings, I wonder do we (Hive) really know to whom we entrusted the hosting of Hive website, and its mirroring sites?!?



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Your current Rank (26) in the battle Arena of Holybread has granted you an Upvote of 100%

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Using desktop app is alternative if websites goes down. But even if websites goes down, having them opensource, makes it easily multiplied and hosted on other domains. 🚀

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That's something I'm relying on in this particular moment (in the first place, counting in your Ecency).

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All websites can be taken down by pressuring the hosting provider so any ICANN domains can be taken offline, we do have sites that can be built on ETH domains and we can run things through desktop applications so they can't truly scrub you from the internet, but they can do a fair bit to make you invisible to the ordinary person

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I know, you are absolutely right! That's why I'm happy for having Ecency!
But still, I think it's going to be a big mess. Trump, Parler and who ever is going to follow, it's just the show off what they can, and more over what they are capable and willing to do.

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I feel bad for what's happening. They demonstrated that they could subjectively silence the most powerful person, from major internet platforms, elected by the people. Opposing viewpoints are easily silenced if it conflicts with a private interest.

I feel it's wrong, but I don't know if there is a better way to demonstrate their monopoly and hope that someone with wisdom can reconcile the issue.

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I can very well relate with you when you say, "I feel bad for what's happening."

Although, from my point of view, and please don't get me wrong, it's really not important did they silenced the most powerful or the most powerless person. The point is that they silenced the person subjectively and without some real reason or cause. But even if we put aside and neglect that, there is something way more important what they actually did and performed with their action, and I don't know why nobody realize that yet. Let me explain what I'm referring to.

First you have to know that I'm not an USA resident, so I couldn't participate in the just past elections even if I wanted to.
Apart from that, and for this concrete case (and action), it's entirely irrelevant who actually won the elections or not. But observing the whole case solely from the legislative perspective, the following is what I see.

As private company based in US, let's say they could shut down Donald Trupm's private account (realDonaldTrump), but shutting down his presidential account, the account of the president of USA (POTUS), from my point of view, it's some sort of PUTSCH, unprecedented in current history.

When we are talking about putsches we are commonly thinking about by the military performed ones, as there were the types we have seen through the history. From my perspective, it's entirely irrelevant if it was performed by millitary, rebels or some private company, as long as it is, in fact, an illegal action against legally elected entity who is still in charge.

And that's what exactly happened and what this is.
It's an electronically performed, illegal informative putsch and attack on the highest state entity and chief commander that was legally elected and still in charge, with clear attempt and open agenda to disable him to perform one of his primary duties - to address, communicate, and inform the people/nation who elected him on duty!

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I feel the tech giants will be very careful with their approaches over the coming years. In time, their actions against him will come back to bite them. Facebook itself censors people with zero explanation. They issue restrictions on someone's ability to participate on the platform and only provide an accusation with no evidence.

If they decide to restrict you, they will state as such without explaining why. It reminds me of my readings on history when society would burn books it did not agree with.

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I guess now it's clear in what a communist world we're actually living. America, the so called greatest nation in the world has actually take a shit on frees speech.

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The night of the long knives may commence soon

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Well, I don't know what do you really mean by "long knives," and as the one who is against any sort of aggression or violence this doesn't sound appealing to me at all.
But, if with this clumsy and ugly phrase, you are actually talking about some counter-actions that should be done regarding such very subjective censorship and similar actions, I also believe they might occure sooner than later.

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