Glenn Greenwald: Big Tech Knocking Parler Offline Is a ‘Show of Monopolistic Force’

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos during the JFK Space Summit at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston, Wednesday, June 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
AP Photo/Charles Krupa

Journalist Glenn Greenwald blasted the Big Tech Masters of the Universe in a series of social media posts, focusing on their roles in the recent ban of social media site Parler. Greenwald linked to an article he has written describing the Parler takedown as a “show of monopolistic force.”

In a recent series of tweets, journalist Glenn Greenwald criticized big tech firms for the recent shutdown of the social media site Parler, calling it a “show of monopolistic force.” Greenwald stated in one tweet: “In the last three months, tech giants have censored political speech and journalism to manipulate U.S. politics — banning reporting on the Bidens, removing the President, destroying a new competitor — while US liberals, with virtual unanimity, have cheered.”

Several of the tweets can be seen below:

Breitbart News recently reported that Parler has been taken offline after its hosting account was suspended by Amazon Web Services, which claimed that the site failed to adequately moderate content on its platform.

In an email to Parler, Amazon stated: “Recently, we’ve seen a steady increase in this violent content on your website, all of which violates our terms. It’s clear that Parler does not have an effective process to comply with the AWS terms of service.”

The email added: “It also seems that Parler is still trying to determine its position on content moderation. You remove some violent content when contacted by us or others, but not always with urgency.”

Parler CEO John Matze said in a recent statement that the site could be offline for up to a week as it searches for a new web hosting provider.

Lucas Nolan is a reporter for Breitbart News covering issues of free speech and online censorship. Follow him on Twitter @LucasNolan or contact via secure email at the address


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