January 02, 2019

SPECIAL! Allum Bokhari predicts “marches on Silicon Valley” in 2019, against the power of tech giants

Ezra LevantRebel Commander


The most important news beat today is the one covering the increasing power of tech giants like Google, Facebook and Twitter to monitor and control our lives.

And I believe the leading journalist covering this beat is Allum Bokhari, the Senior Tech Correspondent for Breitbart.

Tonight he joins me to look back on three of the biggest Silicon Valley stories of 2018:

The revelation of how little Russia really spent "interfering" with the 2016 presidential election (and what the Russians really do online...); the disturbing leaked video of a Google staff meeting right after Trump's election; and Apple CEO Tim Cook's assertion that "technology has to have a clear point of view" and that "hate" and "violent conspiracy theories" have "no place on our platforms."

We also talk about what to expect this year. Bokhari talks about the rise of people going "off the grid" to escape the reach of these tech giants. He says unless Trump takes action, we will see Silicon Valley companies turn even further left, while taking even more control over our lives.

I'm a pessimist about what this year has in store for sites like ours, in terms of censorship and deplatforming.

Does Bokhari agree with me?

 

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commented 2019-01-04 00:11:02 -0500
Funny how in the 60s the Leftists were all in favour and demanded free speech. One they got it they turned it into a closed shop- freedom for them but no one else. The plebeians can hang on every word that pours from the Leftist mouth.
commented 2019-01-03 19:49:37 -0500
How absolutely depressing.
commented 2019-01-03 11:42:43 -0500
Really!?
I’m in the middle of writing the comment below, as in I haven’t finished, and the page disappeared and sent what was written through and doubled it!
WTF REBEL!?
commented 2019-01-03 11:40:19 -0500
I am under yet another suspension from Facebook!
Can I bring charges against Zuckerberg and Facebook and Google…for something?!
I am being targeted, singled out, shut down, censored and generally harassed, impeded, and oppressed when trying to navigate Facebook/Google – and all because I dissent against the left and their globalism!
commented 2019-01-03 11:40:17 -0500
I am under yet another suspension from Facebook!
Can I bring charges against Zuckerberg and Facebook and Google…for something?!
I am being targeted, singled out, shut down, censored and generally harassed, impeded, and oppressed when trying to navigate Facebook/Google – and all because I dissent against the left and their globalism!
commented 2019-01-03 11:40:16 -0500
I am under yet another suspension from Facebook!
Can I bring charges against Zuckerberg and Facebook and Google…for something?!
I am being targeted, singled out, shut down, censored and generally harassed, impeded, and oppressed when trying to navigate Facebook/Google – and all because I dissent against the left and their globalism!
commented 2019-01-03 09:07:03 -0500
This comment got me banned form the twitter: @SpencerFernando I hope and pray that this RETARD keeps shooting her/himself in the foot. There are STILL people who think s/he is doing a good job. It was in response to something juthtin(e) did or said. #joingab
commented 2019-01-03 08:59:59 -0500
John Williams said, “No one ever censored the phone.”

No yet, but I would not count out that type of censorship in the near future.
commented 2019-01-03 08:57:03 -0500
Ron Voss asked, “Why can’t a competitor to YouTube for example be created to break the Monopoly?”

There are several of them. Problem is in getting momentum in the market.

Pat Condell, for instance, also uses Bitchute.com
commented 2019-01-03 02:19:57 -0500
is a viable alternative to youtube. They are a Growing Concern.
commented 2019-01-03 02:14:39 -0500
Is the time soon coming that the only Trustworthy News will be proffered Handbills as we walk down the street?
commented 2019-01-03 01:29:04 -0500
I don’t like regulation in general but I like more section 2 of the constitution of rights and freedoms as applied to the government and public utilities and that is what google, facebook, twitter, etc. have become. No one ever censored the phone.
commented 2019-01-03 01:24:38 -0500
I would love for those Linux Kernel coders to demand equality from companies as a term of use. Google could probably make their own OS , but that would take time and great expense and i doubt they would hand it out to other companies for free. I actually think Google has been pretty shortsighted when it comes to this, they could have been preparing for this possibility for a long time with their resources.
commented 2019-01-02 23:14:59 -0500
Speaking of tech censorship, Tommy Robinson’s website has been taken down.
commented 2019-01-02 22:02:14 -0500
Why can’t a competitor to YouTube for example be created to break the Monopoly?
commented 2019-01-02 21:44:10 -0500
The left wing criminal elite PC Orwell crowd are terrified of the truth and will do anything to censor it
commented 2019-01-02 21:21:08 -0500
I agreed, sadly, with everything you and your esteemed guest had to say regarding the utter Manipulation of our Electorate, as you pointed out. By NOT allowing Marsha Blackburn, R. from TN in the final days of her Election to the U.S. Senate! This is NAKED AND WRONG!
I think President Trump and all Republicans in Congress, House & Senate to HOLD GOOGLE ACCOUNTABLE for voter overt Voter Suppression against conservative candidates. As you mentioned, she was only one of several high profiles and lower profile elections that Google & Facebook each actively attempted to and in fact, were successful in, Suppressing Voter-TURN-OUT!!
Besides Border Security/Immigration, THIS is the greatest Existential Threat to Liberty ever in America. These Monopolies have demonstrated a willingness to manipulate U.S. public opinion by flat-out LYING to CONGRESS and the AMERICAN CITIZENS! We must go AT THIS MAJOR THREAT to our Constitution and our Values by getting willing Experts in the Digital Telecom world to explain just how deadly this is to our nation and to THEIR political futures. Then bring these C.E.O.‘s Back in front of a hopefully WISER group of Republican Senators who come INFORMED to the hearings this time!
ALSO, PUT EACH CEO UNDER OATH! NO LYING ACCEPTED ANYMORE.
PENALTIES FOR LYING TO CONGRESS ARE SEVERE AND ARE FELONIES.
If this isn’t already the Law, the Right better get their butts in motion before they are defamed, on the internet, until they can no longer defend the assaults by Leftist opponents under the PROTECTION of Google or FACEBOOK, or YOUTUBE, ETC..
commented 2019-01-02 20:48:41 -0500
I sadly agree with you, Ezra. The left only liked to champion free speech when they were weak. Now that they have the strategic high ground of tech, they no longer need free speech as their tool to be heard. So we must stop being complacent and start pushing back.
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