Author Simon Black shares alternatives for minimizing the negative impact of Big Tech’s increasing assault on free speech and privacy through arbitrary censorship.
“We’ve watched with exasperation as Google, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc. have systematically squashed intellectual dissent; their actions have been so commonplace that there’s even a name for it: ‘De-platforming,’” wrote Black on his Sovereign Man website on Jan. 25.
Among the myriad outrages of Big Tech Black cites, “Facebook censored more than 22 million posts in the second quarter of 2020 for “hate speech.” Naturally, it is up to Facebook to define hate speech and judge whether or not it is used.”
Black also attributes the immense power that Big Tech wields to being vested in them by the millions of users who trusted them by handing over all their information, which ultimately leads them to continue spying.
To regain freedom on the internet, he recommends several resources, including the use of a virtual private network (VPN), which assigns users an internet address or IP address different from their real one, to prevent trackers from following each person who uses it.
Since Google is one of the companies accused of censorship, Black advises using other search engines, including DuckDuckGo, which do not spy on their users.
He also advises to stop using the Chrome browser because it sends all the information to Google.
Among the alternatives, he mentions Brave, whose source code is freely available, and is configured to automatically block trackers and advertisers, respecting privacy.
These measures can be complemented by WhatsApp’s change that forces all users to share their contacts with Facebook, and both companies are owned by Mark Zuckerberg, who allied with Twitter and Google to exercise the crushing censorship that burdens all users who do not follow his leftist narrative.
One option available is Signal, a very secure and open source digital chat and instant messaging platform. Another important and secure social network is SafeChat, which puts people first.
Finally, he recommends switching from Gmail, a company that gets rich by reading every email and extracting the information that makes up each person’s advertising profile, so it claims to be “free,” according to Black.
To illustrate the great risk involved in the inordinate power that Big Tech has attained and the abusive use they make of it, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) warned about that danger.
“Google is the most dangerous because it’s the biggest by far. It is the most powerful by far,” Cruz said on Jan. 2 after a campaign rally for the Senate runoff election in Georgia.
“It controls the vast majority of the searches that people do,” explained Cruz, who has been one of the few senators who has dared to openly criticize the tech giant.