Publisher or Platform – time to choose

With social media companies such as Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter, permanently removing accounts even as powerful as the President of the United States, and today the addition of Amazon dropping Parler from their AWS platform, I think it’s time for a serious discussion before this goes too far. Bear with me – you don’t have to like my politics, but I think this particular topic transcends that issue. Most of you aren’t computer geeks, and don’t care to be, so many of you won’t know the ramifications of what’s going on if we don’t break it down a little. (I mean explain, not mansplain. There is a difference.) Issues of recent note: There are a few examples lately everyone is familiar with. I’m going to shorten the list down to manageable pieces for the purposes of conversation. Social media platforms Twitter: Banned Trump’s account because they are worried he will use … Read the rest…