Not even anti-trust action can bust the power of Deep Tech.
Yes, Deep Tech is a coinage that better captures the power and reach of the high-tech monopolists.
Via NewsBusters comes news that the “Twitter Alternative Gab was Blocked by Google for ‘Hate Speech’”:
Google Play Store, the app store for Android cell phones, recently decided to crack down on its hate-speech policy. Recently, Gab.ai, a social media platform that markets itself as an alternative to Twitter, was “suspended and removed” on September 9 from the Google Play Store yet again. That’s because, according to Google, the app “violated the hate speech policy.”
CEO Andrew Torba published the list of hate words that had to be filtered out in order to meet the standards of Google Play. The list was extensive.
Torba criticized the app store on his Gab.ai profile, saying, “Weird that apps which allow pedophiles to roam freely and prey on young children (Twitter, Periscope, Mastodon) are all allowed on the App Stores. But Gab.ai, which takes a hardline stance against illegal pornography and child abuse, is not allowed.”
(On the topic of child abuse: I am not into the pedophile stories circulating. Just not into conspiracy theories or kids. But word from those quarters has it that Jeff Sessions is busting pedophile rings, in addition to doing yeoman’s work on immigration, as Ann Coulter keeps reminding us)
Join me on Gab, the place for subversives.