Episode 126: The Great Social Media Purge

Grumpy Old Bens

Our friend Larry Bleidner, of THATLarryShow, joins us to discuss the great social media purge of 2021 and how it will have repercussions long into the future.

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NOTES / LINKS:

Gab’s Statement On Parler – Announce New Phone
https://news.gab.com/2021/01/09/gabs-statement-on-apple-and-googles-tyranny/

Amazon, Apple, Google ban Parler app over violent content around Capitol attack
https://www.cnet.com/news/amazon-apple-google-ban-parler-app-over-violent-content-around-capitol-attack/

Nunes: Parler Ban a Violation of Antitrust, Civil Rights, the RICO Statute — ‘There Should Be a Racketeering Investigation’
https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2021/01/10/nunes-parler-ban-a-violation-of-antitrust-civil-rights-the-rico-statute-there-should-be-a-racketeering-investigation/

Parler CEO Says Service Dropped By “Every Vendor” And Could End His Business
https://deadline.com/2021/01/parler-ceo-says-service-dropped-by-every-vendor-and-could-end-the-company-1234670607/

70TB of Parler users’ messages, videos, and posts leaked by security researchers
https://cybernews.com/news/70tb-of-parler-users-messages-videos-and-posts-leaked-by-security-researchers/

List of Best Samsung Galaxy S10e Custom ROMs (fast and best battery)
https://rootmygalaxy.net/galaxy-s10e-custom-roms/

Ransomware used with cellmate chastity device (From the I-told-you-so dept)
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/hacker-used-ransomware-to-lock-victims-in-their-iot-chastity-belt/

ACLU talks about “Unchecked power” of tech giants
https://www.zerohedge.com/technology/aclu-warns-unchecked-power-after-facebook-twitter-suspend-trump

German and French officials on Twitter ban
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-01-11/merkel-sees-closing-trump-s-social-media-accounts-problematic

Platforms that have banned Trump (Holy bandwagon, batman!)
https://www.axios.com/platforms-social-media-ban-restrict-trump-d9e44f3c-8366-4ba9-a8a1-7f3114f920f1.html

Turkey launches investigation into WhatsApp ToS change
https://www.reuters.com/article/turkey-facebook-whatsapp-int/turkey-probes-facebooks-move-to-collect-whatsapp-data-idUSKBN29G115

Nat’l Security Advisor Robert O’Brien warns that China has deleted freedom in Hong Kong
https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/statement-national-security-advisor-robert-c-obrien-011121/

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