Repercussions

Big Tech Started a War, and Now They are Facing Repercussions

Every action has an equal an opposite reaction.. at least in Northern Idaho.  Big Tech giants Twitter and Facebook have acted together to ban sitting President Donald J. Trump and now they are facing repercussions in fly-over country.

Your T1 Wifi, an Internet service provider serving North Idaho and the Spokane, WA area has made the decision to block Facebook and Twitter on their network after the social media sites banned President Donald Trump. The move may violate the State of Washington’s Net Neutrality laws according to local CBS affiliate KREM2,

“Initially, the company said too many customers had requested the sites be blocked, so it would block them for all customers except for those who called the company and requested access. However, the company backtracked on Monday and said those who didn’t request the sites be blocked would still have access.”

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According to KREM, in emails forwarded by a customer displeased with this decision “the company states that two-thirds of customers asked for Twitter and Facebook to be blocked. In the emails, the company also wrote that their contract and acceptable use policy allows them to block websites if they deem the content “break any rules (sic) or illegal or harmful to our customers and more.”

The email read in part,

“Our company does not believe a website or social networking site has the authority to censor what you see and post and hide information from you, stop you from seeing what your friends and family are posting,” the email reads. “This is why with the amount of concerns, we have made this decision to block these two websites from being accessed from our network.”

The Democrat Government of Washington Responds with Repercussions of their own

Washington Governor Jay Inslee’s office said the Washington AG’s Consumer Protection Division would be “taking a look at the matter”. Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s spokesperson Brionna Aho said he takes enforcement of the net neutrality law “very seriously”. This presents an interesting legal question, as to whether an Internet Service Provider has the right to control what traffic proceeds across their network or not. This is a repeat of the fight for Net Neutrality in 2018 in microcosm and could be a bell-weather of how the Biden administration chooses to roll back the reforms of FCC Chair Ajit Pai under the Trump Administration. With Homeschooling and remote work at record shattering levels thanks to the COVID lockdowns, the precedent this fight sets could impact Americans everywhere.

2 comments
  1. If twitter and face book can have standards then why not the providers allowed to have the same or is this a form of censorship for all involved including twitter and face book for their censorship in the first place that has started it all as they were never really above the law in the first place?

  2. The whole country should follow banning FB & TWITTER! NOW! PERIOF! They are agaainst our First Am. Constitutinal freedom of expression. Im out of both! If you delete me here dont bother to keep me on your mailing list. Thank you.

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