Subverting the Technocracy. Bitcoin Tech Talk Issue #222
This past week has been interesting to say the least. Not only did we see a storming of the Capitol, but we saw an unprecedented reaction against it. Many people linked with the protests have been kicked off of Twitter, Facebook and Instagram including the likes of our sitting president. What’s more, the competitor to Twitter, Parler, has not only been de-platformed from both the Google and Apple App stores but also is being kicked off of AWS.
It’s one thing to say “go build your own platform,” it’s another to coordinate to shut a the other platform down. In other words, we’re starting to see tech companies play a prominent role in politics. They are a technocracy that controls access to the masses and never has it been more obvious that they intend to exercise the power they have.