September 17, 2017

Busting big internet: Google’s monopoly on ideas won’t be solved by government regulation

Holly NicholasRebel Commentator

Giant tech companies with deep pockets like Google, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, have a monopoly on content which gives them a monopoly on ideas too. So where do we draw the line when it comes to their ability to sway public opinion? 

The internet is becoming a public utility, like our telephone lines, so is it time for government to regulate it?

The fact is, they can shut down whatever they want to with the click of a button based on their definition of controversial.

It’s a dangerous problem that encroaches on free speech.

But the problem won’t be solved with government regulation. Can you imagine what the web would look like if the Liberals were in charge?

Think of all the negative outcomes that might come from giving the government of the day a monopoly on ideas. It’s positively Orwellian.

Alternatively, free markets would create more choice, more supply, lower prices and improve service.

The best answer to this problem is the availability of more free speech based platforms and to let the market and consumers decide who wins.

What we need is more entrepreneurship from free speech advocates to give Big Internet a run for their money.

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commented 2017-09-18 12:33:57 -0400
Yes, Holly. Your best solution of more free speech platforms is great.
commented 2017-09-18 08:51:02 -0400
Freedom Rebel, great post. Thanks for the links!
commented 2017-09-18 01:50:09 -0400
I think there is enough demand for a search engine or social media site, that a new one of these that doesn’t take political sides can be started up.
commented 2017-09-17 21:46:57 -0400
Freedom Rebel, I was typing my message while you were posting (slow typer). Maybe you’ve answered the questions I’ve posed. I’l check them out. Thanks.
commented 2017-09-17 21:42:55 -0400
Zuckerberg is firmly on the left when it comes to operating facebook. He is playing all kinds of dirty tricks on right wing activists and bigger individuals such as Pamela Geller. Some of the tricks he is playing are:

Black listing individuals and having security meddle with individual account functionality.
Removing people from different group pages so they have to repeatedly join a group.
Unfriending individuals so they have to repeatedly do another friend request.
Temporarily blocking bigger individuals from posting articles and comments.
Temporarily freezing or slowing down accounts to navigate the program and post comments.
Deleting group pages and individual accounts for political or politically correct reasons.
Allowing terrorist groups like Al Qaeda and ISIS to use the program.
Suspensions for minor comments such as criticizing Trudeau or islam.
Zuckerberg deleted 35,000 individual accounts of people who supported Marine Le Pen.

Some people check their security settings every day to block facebook security accounts. Some of these security accounts cannot be blocked.
commented 2017-09-17 21:39:56 -0400
Easier said than done. Try to find a free speech advocate who has no agenda, except liberty and freedom of expression for all opinions, and, who also happens to be a nerdy high-tech geek with bottomless pockets. I’m not saying that someone like that doesn’t exist, but if he or she does exist they most likely would have come forward and started the ball rolling by now. Good luck finding such a person.
commented 2017-09-17 20:52:17 -0400
The UN and the globalist governments are already colluding with these companies!
commented 2017-09-17 20:06:44 -0400
Facebook, Twitter and YouTube: Today’s axis of evil.
commented 2017-09-17 19:46:35 -0400
A day or two ago I mentioned that there was a program called DTube available on the web, an alternative to You Tube. I whent on a search for this program but was unable to find it. I found a lot of videos giving instructions on how to upload videos on to DTube but was unable to hook up to the actual web site, I suspect You Tube may have something to do with this.

If anybody has the URL for DTube, please post it on the Rebel.
commented 2017-09-17 19:28:28 -0400
As much as I hate Google’s and Facebook’s leftist/socialist “monopoly”, I do not agree with government limiting them or splitting them up.

I agree with Holly. We need more social media entrepreneurs.