In recent months numerous Russian entities have been blocked on American social media for no other reason than being Russian…
The Sputnik V account on Twitter has been blocked according to RIA Novosti.
I wonder, how long are the Russian authorities going to take this before they block American social media sites in the Russian Federation. These websites block Russian entries, clearly serve a hostile foreign power and at the same time operate in a market of 150 million people. There ways Russia can hit back at America economically, and this clearly is one of them.
A Czech journalist of Russian origin, Alexandr Mitrofanov, who holds all the proper views. Is against conservative Poland and Hungary, against Putin, and pro-EU accused Poland and Hungary of acting in the interests of the Kremlin.
“According to the [Czech President], Zeman, the Visegrad Group should be united in its support for Poland and Hungary in their conflict with the EU. If the Warsaw Pact cannot, the V4 must do but against the West and to the benefit of the Kremlin.”
So naturally I asked how does it actually benefit the Kremlin, and received a reply from the speaker of the president, Jiří Ovčáček.
“How does it benefit the Kremlin?”
“This is the beauty of it. Poland explicitly supports the Belarusian opposition, defends the Baltic states and is at loggerheads with the Kremlin. Where is the logic in this? If there is anyone that cooperates with the Kremlin, it is the old EU member countries.”
asking them about social media. It is a little brand awareness game where I ask my normie friends whether they know of any competitor to YouTube or Facebook.
It would seem to me that these two have a virtual monopoly on online video sharing and interpersonal communication.
Few of my normie friends have ever heard of platforms such as GAB or Bitchute, or the fact they were deplatformed by Big Tech companies, among them Google.
The latter, as the parent company of YouTube, denied a service to a potential competitor. This may be legal but monopolies certainly aren’t encouraged in other fields. Mind you, bakers can be tried in court for refusing to bake a cake for a gay couple.
A related poll I ran on Twitter, I got 16 respondents:
I deactivated my Facebook profile last month, my reasons were that I received a 30 day ban for an eight month old post that nobody was seeing. I took it as a clear sign of persecution of my online persona, and refused to use this website.
A number of people I know have deleted their profiles for psychological reasons. Social media is not for everyone. But more recently I came upon another group of people quitting Facebook. American liberals are not happy because the website is not persecuting the right-wingers enough. Their granddaddy, George Soros recently complained Facebook is in cahoots with the Trump campaign. Soros also added that the CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg ought to leave the board of the company.
I am amazed, Facebook censored the right-wingers so much, only to be stabbed in the back by the liberals. The following screenshots come from this thread: