Tech giant Apple has caved to Chinese demands and pulled an app from their store that allowed Hong Kong freedom protesters to track police officers.
Apple had previously banned the controversial app, HKmap.live, before reversing course last week after widespread outrage. This prompted an angry response from the People’s Daily, the official propaganda rag of the Chinese Communist Party.
“Foreign companies probably don’t understand the sentiments and way of thinking of Chinese people. Our ancestors had been bullied. But today we are united more than ever. On issues involving principles, we have zero tolerance for wrongdoings. Providing a gateway for “toxic apps” is hurting the feelings of the Chinese people, twisting the facts of Hong Kong affairs, and against the views and principles of the Chinese people,” the propaganda rag stated.
“Apple and other corporations should be able to discern right from wrong. They also need to know that only the prosperity of China and China’s Hong Kong will bring them a broader and more sustainable market,” the communists concluded in a veiled threat to Apple.
The message was received by Apple loud and clear, and they quickly groveled to their Chinese masters by removing the app from their app store.
“The app displays police locations and we have verified with the Hong Kong Cybersecurity and Technology Crime Bureau that the app has been used to target and ambush police, threaten public safety, and criminals have used it to victimize residents in areas where they know there is no law enforcement,” Apple said in a statement about their decision to appease the ChiComs.
In another show of fealty, Apple also banned the Quartz app in China on Wednesday in order to help the totalitarian country enforce thought control over its massive population.
“We abhor this kind of government censorship of the internet, and have great coverage of how to get around such bans around the world,” Quartz CEO Zach Seward said to The Verge.
Apple also removed the Taiwan flag emoji from their iOS 13 platform for its users in Hong Kong and Macau this week, demonstrating their utter subservience to the communist nation.
Apple is not the only Big Tech firm in bed with China, as Google works closely alongside them to perfect the Orwellian Nightmare:
The White House expressed concern about Google building a controversial search engine for the communist Chinese government that would significantly censor search results.
“Vice President Mike Pence commented today in a speech that Google’s modified search engine — currently under the codename Dragonfly — would ‘strengthen Communist Party censorship and compromise the privacy of Chinese customers,’” according to The Verge.
The project reportedly will track users’ searches back to their mobile phones, allowing the Chinese government, which is implementing a “social credit score” system, to track every internet user and potentially punish them for their searches…
The Intercept reported that Jack Poulson, a senior research scientist at the tech giant, quit his job in protest over the project.
“I view our intent to capitulate to censorship and surveillance demands in exchange for access to the Chinese market as a forfeiture of our values and governmental negotiating position across the globe,” he said. “There is an all-too-real possibility that other nations will attempt to leverage our actions in China in order to demand our compliance with their security demands.”
With Big Tech – and most other multinational corporations – having sold their souls to China, the stakes of President Donald Trump’s trade war against the far-east menace could not be higher.
Facebook Runs Electoral Interference to Stop Surging Congressional Candidate Laura Loomer
Facebook’s discriminatory practices against Loomer may be illegal.
Loomer announced on free speech platform Gab that Facebook is banning her campaign ads in what could be considered a form of electoral interference.
“This newest ban goes beyond just a ban of the Laura Loomer For Congress Facebook Page (which is required to run ads). My campaign was told yesterday that if a PAC attempted to advertise to promote my campaign, their ads would be taken down. Facebook said their new policy is that nothing about Laura Loomer is permitted on Facebook and for the duration of the election cycle, my campaign will not get access to run any of our own ads,” Loomer wrote.
“People will be banned for simply typing my name “Laura Loomer”. We have received several reports today from supporters who said their pages were suspended because the posted my donation link and my ads!” she added.
Loomer said in a statement provided to different media outlets that this should be considered criminal electoral interference because her primary competitor, incumbent Democrat Lois Frankel, is allowed to publish ads on Facebook’s vast monopoly platform.
“I’m the only federal candidate in the nation banned from advertising on Facebook. My competitor, Lois Frankel is running ads on Facebook to reach voters, and my campaign is shut out. This is illegal election interference,” Loomer said.
“If the idea of banning Lois Frankel from advertising on Facebook outrages you, you should be equally outraged over the fact that my campaign is universally de-platformed and is being denied equal access to run ads on Facebook,” she added.
Loomer is currently suing Facebook and other tech giants due to her arbitrary removal from the platform, as Big League Politics has reported:
According to Allum Bokhari of Breitbart, Facebook has demanded a federal judge in Miami to immediately dismiss a defamation lawsuit that Laura Loomer brought against them.
Facebook put forward the argument that its decision to ban her as a “dangerous individual” does not fall under the grounds of defamation.
Facebook filed a motion to dismiss where it argued that “calling someone ‘dangerous’— or saying that she ‘promoted or ‘engaged’ in ‘hate’— is a protected statement of opinion.”
Facebook called attention to how other platforms have banned her and stated that “this is clearly an issue where, at a minimum, reasonable minds can disagree.”
Additionally, the motion cited Loomer’s appearances with Gavin McInnes, another individual that Facebook labeled as “dangerous”, as a justification for deplatforming her.
Breitbart News exclusively revealed a year ago that Facebook takes into account off-site behavior to determine whether certain users get deplatformed.
Bokhari noted that Facebook engages in the monitoring of “the on-platform and off-platform activities of prominent political individuals in an internal file called ‘Hate Agent policy review’.”
Loomer aims to become the next U.S. Representative in Florida’s 21st Congressional district in spite of the Big Tech conspiracy gunning for her.
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