Between them, Google, Apple, Facebook, Yahoo and Twitter carry enormous power to shape the public conversation. What’s worse, all of those companies have shown themselves willing to censor and eliminate speech they dislike. It’s time to find alternatives:
DuckDuckGo may never become a verb the way “Google” did, but at least their search engine doesn’t track your every move. I moved to the Pale Moon browser after Mozilla threw out their highly successful CEO for having donated to the cause of not recognizing gay “marriage” in California. That same CEO has now created a new browser, Brave, which I use for most web work. You may also have noted over the past few months that some of my links go to Infogalactic, not Wikipedia anymore. And yes, Jemison Thorsby has a Gab account, though I use it to listen, not to broadcast. (Yet.) I’m still looking into some of the email platforms noted in the video. If I have recommendations later, I’ll pass them along.
Vox Day and his fellow travelers who have the chops to do so are trying to create content-neutral platforms as an alternative to the gulag-inclined monopolies that exist today. I don’t have the tech skills to help them, but I CAN contribute by using and promoting these alternate platforms.
And so can you. Silicon Valley needs to be overthrown as the biased gatekeepers of the national discussion.