Dan Bongino Takes On Big Tech

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Popular conservative podcast host and former secret service agent Dan Bongino, who owns shares in Parler, has vowed to fight the ban on his app till the last penny.

Bongino says Parler will return despite the ban from the monopolies:

“Parler will be back, just so the audience understands. I will go bankrupt and destitute before I let this happen,” Bongino, one of the investors in Parler, told “Fox & Friends.”

“My eyes are wide open. Parler will be back by the end of the week.”

Parler was removed from the Google play store after the company said the app was not moderating content from people encouraging the storming of the Capitol.

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“We’re aware of continued posting in the Parler app that seeks to incite ongoing violence in the U.S.,” a Google spokesperson wrote in a statement. “In light of this ongoing and urgent public safety threat, we are suspending the app’s listings from the Play Store until it addresses these issues.”

Bongino said that protecting the freedom of Parler is important because if they take down Parler, they can take anyone down.

“It’s not about the money. It’s not about anything. If Parler goes down, everyone else will be next,” Dan said.

Dan slammed arguments made that Google and Apple are able to make these decisions because of their right under the free market.

“It’s a free-market? Because Twitter and Facebook are subsidized by the United States government’s law Section 230 where they are allowed to pull down and leave up whatever they want and they are immune to lawsuits due to 230. But, when Parler, which is not a surveillance platform, abides by the very same text of law 230, Parler is wiped from the face of the Earth and doesn’t get the government subsidy?”

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Bongino added: “So to all you geniuses out there: Please explain to me again how this is a free-market argument when a potentially trillion-dollar subsidy is given to favorite enterprises but not to Parler, who actually follows the law.”

Parler was removed from the Amazon web hosting services, meaning the site is now offline until the company can find a new host. Amazon executives followed the same reasoning that Google and Apple did, that the app was banned due to failure in monitoring “harmful content”.

It should be obvious now that there is a clear bias in the actions of big tech. For example, Iran’s leader is allowed access to Twitter despite calling for the genocide of an entire race.
Twitter is allowed to function despite having explicit pornography on the site.