by Kitt Knightly
We’ve been shown the wall at the back of the theater, and we’re being encouraged to cheer because the first person to run into it was Donald Trump.
Donald Trump has been deleted from the internet. He hasn’t been put behind a warning or had his followers reduced, or been forced to switch platforms. He’s gone.
Snapchat. Twitter. Facebook. YouTube. Google. Amazon. Instagram. Shopify. Twitch. Tiktok. Gone.
And he’s the President of the United States. If they can do it to him, they can do it to anyone.
Indeed, that’s the message being sent. It’s an intimidation move, designed to frighten people into policing themselves.
Many people have picked up on this already.
And this, kids, is called a digital execution. And If they can do it to the most powerful man on the planet, guess who could be completely banned from using the internet next, for whatever reason these companies, who sell your data to corporations and intelligence agencies, want. pic.twitter.com/SWX546s2Cy
— Amir (@AmirAminiMD) January 10, 2021
This gives Facebook/tech/Zuck THE MOST POWER. If he can shut the president up/off he can shut any of us up/off
— Emily Ratajkowski (@emrata) January 7, 2021
But unfortunately, many more are still lost in what they falsely believe to be the heady scent of victory. They’ll realise their mistake eventually, but it may be too late for us all by then.