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British press: In the USA, IT giants supported the coup and overthrew Trump

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British press: In the USA, IT giants supported the coup and overthrew Trump

The world's largest IT companies pose a threat to the political power of the United States, they supported a coup d'etat and overthrew the current US President Donald Trump. Neil Ferguson writes about this in an article for the British edition of Spectator.


According to the author, for many years American conservatives stood behind the resistance to the so-called "big tech" (large companies that regulate the Internet and social networks, for example, Google, Facebook, etc.), but they themselves allowed these companies to intervene in policy, without passing the appropriate effective laws prohibiting big tech from doing so in time.

The 2020 elections showed that the threat of online platforms' interference in politics has become real; today they represent a new kind of power over people. Facebook, Twitter, Google and Apple have established dominance over the public domain. People who own these online platforms, as well as those who worked in them, suddenly began to determine who and how to write on the Internet, who can be blocked there and for what.

After the last elections, Twitter began to write warnings to Trump's tweets that the author had health problems, and after the invasion of the Capitol by presidential supporters, the same Twitter and Facebook blocked many accounts, including Trump himself, because of invented excuses. When Trump supporters tried to shift the discussion from Twitter to rival platform Parler, Apple and Google quickly turned down their technical support for Parler, thereby demonstrating their power.

Thus, there were two coup attempts in the United States. If the attempt to invade the Capitol failed, then the coup d'etat carried out by "big tech" was crowned with a triumphant success. IT giants staged a coup in the United States and toppled incumbent President Donald Trump.

Big Tech is the real winner of the 2020 election. These are our "new rulers", sums up the British edition.
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  1. Vadim_888
    Vadim_888 18 January 2021 14: 48
    +6
    Well, the cart, the signal, and the possible emergence of a decentralized social network to help independent politicians
    1. Vol4ara
      Vol4ara 18 January 2021 14: 49
      0
      Quote: Vadim_888
      Well, the cart, the signal, and the possible emergence of a decentralized social network to help independent politicians

      The cart will quickly end if Trump supporters get in there. Durov already tried to bullshit about his crypt, he was immediately shown the exit and immediately quieted down
      1. El Chuvachino
        El Chuvachino 18 January 2021 14: 55
        +10
        Today it became known that in Washington they are suing Apple demanding to remove Telegram from the list of possible downloads. They are going to do the same with Google.
        1. Vadim_888
          Vadim_888 18 January 2021 14: 58
          +13
          Apple may remove Telegram from the appstore again, do not forget to remove auto-uninstall applications!

          Instructions:

          1. Settings
          2. Screen time
          3. Content and privacy
          4. iTunes Store and App Store purchases
          5. Removing applications
          6. Click “no”.

          Android can't force uninstall apps.
          1. Tatyana
            Tatyana 18 January 2021 15: 37
            +2
            Big Tech is the real winner of the 2020 election. These are our "new rulers", sums up the British edition.

            Quite right! Who owns the information - he owns the world.
            And these are now IT-schnicks who are still in the service of the American bankers-globalists of the US Federal Reserve.
          2. Pereira
            Pereira 18 January 2021 16: 34
            0
            I do not have item 2. Can I have a screen?
            1. Vadim_888
              Vadim_888 18 January 2021 17: 14
              +1
              1.Settings
              2.Basic
              3.Universal access
              4 limitations
              Up to 12 ios
              1. Pereira
                Pereira 18 January 2021 17: 26
                0
                I got to point 3. Strings No limitation. ios 10.3.4 /
                1. Vadim_888
                  Vadim_888 18 January 2021 18: 43
                  +2
                  You may have
                  2.Basic
                  3.Delete programs, (translate to "gray" inactive position)
                  1. Pereira
                    Pereira 18 January 2021 19: 04
                    0
                    Thank you, I found it. In the main it was.
          3. Maikcg
            Maikcg 18 January 2021 19: 12
            +1
            Android while can not.
            This will be more correct. And there are no obstacles to teach how to delete.
        2. voronin
          voronin 18 January 2021 15: 03
          +15
          Quote: El Chuvachino
          Today it became known that in Washington they are suing Apple demanding to remove Telegram from the list of possible downloads. They are going to do the same with Google.

          I don’t think this will bring the desired result. So ... "Goal of prestige"
          1. Vadim_888
            Vadim_888 18 January 2021 15: 11
            +8
            Durov also answered the popular question of what will happen if Telegram disappears from the AppStore and Google Play:

            "Telegram does not intend to obey the censorship ultimatums of the AppStore and PlayStore. If Telegram is ever removed from these platforms, the Telegram team is working on a" browser "version of Telegram ... for mobile devices! for phones. Thus, Telegram will become 100% independent of any store "
            1. abrakadabre
              abrakadabre 19 January 2021 11: 26
              0
              Until I saw the problem at all. I have repeatedly downloaded the installation packages for applications in the .apk format (correct if wrong) from the sites of the developers themselves, and not from this application store. The only hitch in this is that PlayMarket jealously monitors if something is not placed from it. And sometimes it forces Android to remove such an application. Nor can this be turned off. thank God, for now you can. If not in the standard settings menu, then in developer mode there is definitely access to this.
              Well, this Telegram will be distributed from its own website. So what? The only thing is that it is not so convenient for lazy and stupid users. After all, you have to do it yourself and manually. But somehow they dealt with it before. And now, so far, computers are coping. And not all users are that stupid.
        3. A1845
          A1845 18 January 2021 15: 04
          +1
          Coalition for a Safer Web, an American non-profit organization, has asked Apple to remove Telegram from the App Store. Writes about this The Washington Post. NGO representatives claim that posts of racist and neo-Nazi content are distributed through the messenger
      2. Vadim_888
        Vadim_888 18 January 2021 15: 00
        +6
        The increase in cart users in the last days + 25 lamas, mostly Americans running from vasyap
    2. RealPilot
      RealPilot 18 January 2021 16: 09
      +1
      The platforms themselves determine which programs you and I can download and install.
      No wonder they have centralized "stores" of applications, where everything is "tested and safe" ... That is, removing applications from the proposed ones is actually tantamount to banning them.

      You can put your .apk (installation files) in Android (Apple, in principle, does not allow this), but you need to change the OS settings, which not everyone knows how to do and know. Plus, the audience will immediately decrease, and updates from Google will mercilessly remove such software if the headquarters decide.

      And the English commentator told the truth! This is not typical for them, but, apparently, he is pro-Trump hi
  2. A1845
    A1845 18 January 2021 14: 49
    +9
    Who owns the information, he owns the world
    nothing new
  3. rocket757
    rocket757 18 January 2021 14: 58
    +11
    British press: In the USA, IT giants supported the coup and overthrew Trump

    We have a world of the future or is it already the present reality ???
    We've got some "quacking" about the digital GULAG !!! So, sign for the receipt, although not from the side from which you expected!
    The most "cool", the state should cover, back up its Wishlist with LAWS, and for those guys for all and for the whole POF, absolutely !!!
    1. El Chuvachino
      El Chuvachino 18 January 2021 15: 02
      +3
      In time we develop our own network "ark", although it was possible before
      1. zadorin1974
        zadorin1974 18 January 2021 15: 35
        -6
        And we have everything strictly according to Chernomyrdin. Drilling rotten rot on our developers, then we realize that our number is sixteen. We quickly rivet an apparatus in the size of a steamer on lamps and calling it a breakthrough under the slogan of import substitution. We know that there will be problems in SWIFT, we are waiting for the causal GPC to restrict steel, we urgently deploy GLONASS with wild investments. We know that they can limit the processors, we are waiting for sanctions, Now they will be limited, woke up again? When will we be ahead of the curve?
        1. Maikcg
          Maikcg 18 January 2021 19: 22
          +2
          What nonsense, they began to build GLONASS in the USSR in 1976, for their sovereign needs, and not because GPS was limited by launching the first satellite in 1978. Yes, GLONASS was built with difficulty, but it entered into operation in 1993 under the pancake's best friend Clinton, when there were continuous cuddles and assurances of love.
      2. rocket757
        rocket757 18 January 2021 18: 33
        0
        Quote: El Chuvachino
        although it was possible

        It was NECESSARY, if you take a closer look at the situation.
        1. El Chuvachino
          El Chuvachino 18 January 2021 21: 46
          0
          There will always be little, especially opportunities and budget.
    2. The eye of the crying
      The eye of the crying 18 January 2021 15: 16
      0
      Quote: rocket757
      We have a world of the future or is it already the present reality ???


      We have a world of the present, in which the opinion of one plant from the mountain becomes the opinion of the British press.
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 18 January 2021 18: 40
        0
        Quote: Eye of the Crying
        view of one plant from the mountain

        It is unlikely that there is only one plant ... there BRUNNES have blossomed, lush flowers!
    3. cniza
      cniza 18 January 2021 15: 48
      +2
      Quote: rocket757

      We have a world of the future or is it already the present reality ???
      We've got some "quacking" about the digital GULAG !!! So, sign for receipt,


      And it is already striding widely on the ground ...
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 18 January 2021 18: 41
        +1
        Quote: cniza
        And it is already striding widely on the ground ...

        The one who created it, the one who has it ... along with the rest of the world!
        1. cniza
          cniza 18 January 2021 18: 51
          +2
          This is still successful, everything is going according to plan ...
  4. fif21
    fif21 18 January 2021 14: 59
    +4
    Trump wondered who will be responsible for the pandemic? He encroached on the sacred, on the dreams of Bill Geyts! So they overthrew. Kenedy at one time, too, was spanked for a reason. hi
  5. voronin
    voronin 18 January 2021 15: 08
    +17
    IT giants staged a coup in the United States and overthrew incumbent President Donald Trump

    How dare this Neil Ferguson question democracy? "Riot on the ship! Where is the censorship?"
  6. Lord of the Sith
    Lord of the Sith 18 January 2021 15: 10
    +2
    In the United States, IT giants supported the coup and overthrew Trump


    So much for cyberpunk, when not countries rule, but corporations. The future has already arrived.
    1. Maikcg
      Maikcg 18 January 2021 19: 27
      0
      These corporations, without the support of one country, will put down very quickly. And half of the ruling elite of this country rules, which decided to spit on the unwritten rules even for their own.
  7. HAM
    HAM 18 January 2021 15: 19
    +2
    If the president "grunted", then what to say about mere mortals? They will "digitize" everyone, it is easier to work with numbers ...
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 18 January 2021 15: 33
      +2
      Quote: HAM
      If the president "grunted", then what to say about mere mortals? Everyone will be "digitized", it is easier to work with numbers.

      So the "digital concentration camp" came into effect.
  8. Roman070280
    Roman070280 18 January 2021 15: 21
    -8
    People who own these online platforms, as well as those who worked in them, suddenly began to determine who and how to write on the Internet, who can be blocked there and for what.


    Has there never been anything like this before online platforms?
    I don’t know how it’s in America .. but we just have to turn on Russia24 and listen to Solovyov or Skabeyeva ..

    Or other more conservative media don't count ??
  9. 7,62x54
    7,62x54 18 January 2021 15: 21
    -4
    Trump needs to be given permanent air on Solovyov TV, and Kisel TV.
  10. Pavel57
    Pavel57 18 January 2021 15: 28
    +2
    Any politician will use the available tools to retain power. Moral issues are set aside.
  11. three
    three 18 January 2021 15: 28
    +5
    I wonder if the owners of #TWTR calculated the political profit, because Twitter shares were 4 on January 54.47, and now I looked at 45.12. (17.2% fall) - in business this is not a drawdown, but a disaster. I am silent about reputational losses ... How did Trump scare the Dermocrats when such fat rams are brought to the altar ... Or were the analysts right when they predicted that the United States would drain after the shadow "masters of life" had withdrawn their assets from the area of ​​dollar payments.
    1. Mountain shooter
      Mountain shooter 18 January 2021 16: 51
      +1
      Quote: tros
      54.47, and now I looked - 45.12. (17.2% fall) - in business this is not a drawdown, but a disaster. I am silent about reputational losses ... How did Trump scare the dermocrats when they bring such fat rams to the altar ... Or were the analysts right when they predicted the United States would drain after the shadow "masters of life" had withdrawn their assets from the field of dollar settlements

      I'm afraid they will compensate for their losses. They are "theirs" ...
  12. Ros 56
    Ros 56 18 January 2021 15: 31
    +4
    Oddly enough, but small ones gave an absolutely correct assessment of the actions of IT Co. striped companies.
  13. cniza
    cniza 18 January 2021 15: 46
    +3
    Big Tech is the real winner of the 2020 election. These are our "new rulers", sums up the British edition.


    What fuss ...
  14. borberd
    borberd 18 January 2021 15: 51
    +4
    There was also a third - a successful coup attempt. When the "democrats" seized power by rigging elections. And when Trump tried to protest their results, they were not allowed to do so using the media, courts and IT giants who actually monopolized social networks.
  15. APASUS
    APASUS 18 January 2021 19: 08
    +1
    It's so simple, without a court decision, proceedings, and at least a linguistic analysis, Trump is found guilty and loses his voice!
    And the First Amendment to the US Constitution flies down the toilet:
    The First Amendment to the US Constitution states: "Congress shall not issue any law relating to the establishment of religion or prohibiting its free practice, or restricting the freedom of speech or press, or the right of the people to peacefully assemble and petition the government to redress complaints."

    American democracy, it is!
  16. iouris
    iouris 18 January 2021 23: 17
    +1
    A little clarification: the coup took place immediately after Trump's inauguration. And nobody even noticed it. Now they are suffering.
  17. Jacques sekavar
    Jacques sekavar 19 January 2021 14: 12
    +1
    “They themselves allowed these companies to interfere in politics, not passing the appropriate effective laws in time to prohibit big tech from doing this”

    A priori politicians cannot go against big capital, leading its groupings, because are on its content and promote its interests both inside the state and outside it.


    “The 2020 elections showed that the threat of online platforms' interference in politics has become real, and today they represent a new kind of power over people. Facebook, Twitter, Google and Apple have established dominance over the public sphere ”

    Not entirely new. While IT corporations were wearing children's pants and needed financial support on bank capital, they were manageable and obedient.
    Having matured and amassed big capital, IT corporations gained independence and went on the offensive themselves.
    Today's events are a derivative of the collision of the IT sector and banking capital for dominance in the financial sector, and therefore all others.
    IT corporations will gain the upper hand and the prospects for bank capital will become dim, and, accordingly, its power.
    Money is power. Who pays, he orders the tune, but who ordered the tune in the 2020 elections and without further ado it is clear.
    The significance of these elections goes far beyond the borders of the United States and mark the transition of the whole world to another stage of development - a figure, its final and irrevocable victory for a clear advantage.
  18. 220976
    220976 24 January 2021 00: 13
    +5
    In the United States, IT giants supported the coup and overthrew Trump

    Welcome to the 21st century. The age of high technologies.