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US Big Tech Is Killing Its Dominance By Its Own

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US Big Tech Is Killing Its Dominance By Its Own

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The chaos in the United States and the unprecedented wave of censorship that hit even the US President have removed all masks. MSM and the Big Tech have proven their strength and demonstrated that there are no more red lines, democracy is not their limit. Total censorship, which was previously hushed up and justified under the pretext of fighting disinformation, was publicly employed, provoking sharp criticism and mistrust. This led to the largest digital migration in human history.

Almost 89 million people have been subscribed to the  Twitter account of the incumbent President, and it has become Trump’s main platform for communicating with his audience. Twitter finally suspended it, while Facebook and Instagram disabled Trump’s accounts at least until the end of the presidential term, which does not prevent from extending the sanctions beyond January 20th. Other platforms censoring president-related accounts and content include Snapchat, Pinterest, Twitch, YouTube, TikTok, Reddit, Discord and more. Together with the US President his supporters were affected. After the Capitol assault on January 6, Twitter suspended more than 70 thousand accounts.

The main platforms that faced a large flow of digital refugees, in particular, were Telegram, an independent messenger founded by Russian software ingineer Pavel Durov, and Parler, a platform that positions itself as an uncensored alternative to Twitter. The sharp explosion in popularity of the previously little known social network Parler did not last long after the blocking of Trump’s accounts: Apple and Google deleted the application in their stores, and Amazon cut off its hosting.

US Big Tech Is Killing Its Dominance By Its Own

Pavel Durov

On the other hand, Telegram got significant benefit.It became one of the most downloaded application in the United States as well as other countries.

Pavel Durov wrote in his blog on January 12:

In the first week of January, Telegram surpassed 500 million monthly active users. After that it kept growing: 25 million new users joined Telegram in the last 72 hours alone. These new users came from across the globe – 38% from Asia, 27% from Europe, 21% from Latin America and 8% from MENA.

This is a significant increase compared to last year, when 1.5M new users signed up every day. We’ve had surges of downloads before, throughout our 7-year history of protecting user privacy. But this time is different.

After an account allegedly belonging to Donald Trump appeared in Telegram, the number of its followers is increasing by an average of 5,000 per hour. It has not been verified whether the account belongs to the US President, but its popularity confirms that a huge number of his supporters are moving to the new network.

A number of Presidents of other countries have already created their Telegram accounts, among them Benjamin Netanyahu, Rejep Taib Erdogan, Jair Bolsonaro, Emmanuel Macron and others.

Their list was published by Pavel Durov on January 14 :

  • The President of Brazil – @jairbolsonarobrasil
  • The President of Turkey – @RTErdogan
  • The President of Mexico – @PresidenteAMLO
  • The President of France – @emmanuelmacron
  • The Prime Minster of Singapore – @leehsienloong
  • The President of Ukraine – @V_Zelenskiy_official
  • The President of Uzbekistan – @shmirziyoyev
  • The President of Taiwan – @iingtw
  • The Prime Minister of Ethiopia – @AbiyAhmedAliofficial
  • The Prime Minister of Israel – @bnetanyahu

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The social networks are dividing into groups, giving the political leader’s the opportunity to proclaim their commitment to the principles of one or another side, at least in the issue concerning the freedom of speech. However, the gap between the two camps is likely to expand.

The massive outflow of users from mainstream social networks confirms that the Big Tech, having made its choice in favor of censorship, hurt itself, and could not justify its act either by alleged “disinformation fighting” or accuses of “incitement to violence”. They once again demonstrated their deep dependence on their political interests.

Meanwhile, the founder of Telegram Pavel Durov is preparing to welcome new users.

He wrote:

“People no longer want to exchange their privacy for free services. They no longer want to be held hostage by tech monopolies that seem to think they can get away with anything as long as their apps have a critical mass of users.

With half a billion active users and accelerating growth, Telegram has become the largest refuge for those seeking a communication platform committed to privacy and security. We take this responsibility very seriously. We won’t let you down.”

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Durov de facto invites all those who disagree with the manipulation of public opinion to use Telegram. In order to assure that his platform will not sacrifice the privacy of users for the sake of benefits, he partially disclosed the strategy that his project will follow in the face of the rapid growth in the number of users.

For most of Telegram’s history, I have paid the company’s bills with personal savings. But at current rates’ growth , Telegram is on track to reach billions of active users – and the appropriate costs will be needed.

We are not going to sell the company like the founders of WhatsApp did. The world needs Telegram as an independent project that respects the rights of users and provides high quality service.

… next year  we will start monetizing Telegram. …. We will offer additional functions for business teams and users with complementary needs. Some of these new features will ask additional  resources, as a result, they will be paid. Regular users will always use Telegram for free. … In this regard, we will offer our own advertising platform for channels, which will provide users with comfort and privacy, and will allow us to cover the costs of servers and traffic. … Telegram monetization should benefit the entire community. For example, if popular public channels are monetized through an advertising platform, the owners of these channels will receive free traffic in proportion to their reach. Or, if – in addition to the current free stickers – there are paid stickers with enhanced features, the artists will also receive a part of the income. We want Telegram content creators and entrepreneurs to thrive by enriching all of our users through improved services.

… This approach will allow us to remain independent, preserve our values, and offer the world an example of a new kind of technology company. Telegram is gaining the trust of more and more users, taking on the role of the main fighter against censorship and the omnipotence of the Big Tech. At the moment, Telegram has a number of advantages for this.

The technological advantage of Telegram is apparent. Сontrary to Parler, Telegram has no such gaps in security. Before the Parler’s shutdown, hackers gained access to terabytes of its users’ data in aim to preserve the information about the participants of the Capitol assault on January 6.

Over the 8 years of Telegram existence, its founder has repeatedly proved his adherence to the principle of ensuring the safety of users’ data. In 2013, being the general director of the Russian messenger Vkontakte, Pavel Durov said that he had to sell his stake due to a conflict with the FSB.

“On December 13, 2013, the FSB demanded us to give out the personal data of the groups that participated in organization of the Euromaidan groups. Our response was and remains a categorical refusal – the jurisdiction of Russia does not extend to Ukrainian users of Vkontakte.

As soon as he left the post of Vkontakte CEO in 2014 and moved out of Russia, his new project Telegram drew the attention of the American special services. In 2016, after numerous attempts to get in touch with him, at the moment when he came to San Francisco in order to take part in the annual Google conference, two FBI agents broke into his apartment and asked questions.

“They showed me the court order and said, ‘We really respect your position on privacy and cryptography and we respect what you are trying to do. But terrorism is a serious problem, and we have to protect society. We hope you understand and share our views, ” Durov said, adding that the agents suggested that he create an informal channel through which it would be possible to exchange information about specific users of Telegram in case of a terrorist threat.”


At the same time, the main threat for Telegram remains. After the Parler precedent, it is the Big Tech’s possibility to completely restrict the users to download the apps. Durov said that his team was working on a multifunctional web application for Safari. This does not give the free access to apps that are blocked in the App Store, but it could be “a last resort”.

US special services are likely to increase their activity towards the independant networks like Telegram. Just recently, the CIA has got a new brand and logo removing all government symbols, unveiling that they serve the globalists ideas.

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While the “democratic” United States has proved the complete control over public opinion by mainstream media corporations, “totalitarian” Russia has embarked on a course to support the freedom of the social network.

In 2018, Telegram was de jure blocked in Russia for security reasons after refusing to provide the FSB with the keys to decrypt messages. In the summer of 2020, the restrictions were lifted.

“The fight against terrorism and the right to privacy of personal correspondence are not mutually exclusive,” Durov wrote.

At the same time, Durov has never been accused of collaborating with the Russian authorities, confirming that Telegram has no servers in Russia. Moreover, Durov announced that his team had improved methods of detecting and removing “extremist propaganda.”

The chaos in the United States has shown the need for consensus between social networks regulations and an acute lack of a unified transparent standard of moderation that will allow observing the principles of free speech, but at the same time ensure the safety of users and prevent the spread of all kinds of malicious content.

The events in the US and the Big Tech’s impunity are likely to spark a wave of new supposedly “secure” messengers. Today this segment is already quite large: Signal, Whatsapp, Viber, Threema etc. However, not all of these applications correspond to the declared level of data transmission security and are often accused of transferring the data to third parties. Telegram’s good reputation and growing popularity allow it to become a leader in this sphere. In an era when information is of the highest value and may become a weapon, this allows it to gain significant influence.

Association of Telegram with Russia, as well as a change in Moscow’s policy towards the independent network also allow Russia to gain the status of a harbor of free speech in the world of Big Tech censorship and the neo-liberal totalitarianism. Thus, Russia has a chance to became the alternative center of power.

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Jens Holm

The problems is those medias dont follow, whats decided for TV, Radio, speak and newspapers. So its more what the medias themself think.

So we have to have rules for that, which is rights as well as limitations.

RIGHT HERE DEBATING WOMEN IS STRICTLY HARAM. In Denmark we even has muslim kmids, whci cant even see world famous statues with the other kids at the museum.

HUMAN RIGHT ARE OUT HERE TOO.

So if You only blame the usual ones, You have to give free speach and for that matter pictures here too.

BUT YOU HYPOCRITES DONT.

Its the same for structures USA and we have, which compared to Your ancient Emirate and Dictatorsystems makes us very productive by responsability for all and motivated to work harder and better, because none takes all of it, which says we are rewarded for it.

You for good reasons dont like Anerchy AND WE DONT HAVE IT at all:

Now go and get an education Yourself, give all girls and boys an education. Let own have their own money by their own bankaccount. Let men and women of any kind work together equal some below and some above You. No gp and learn even an almost naked solo women is free to go in any streets 24/7 not even being looked at.

cechas vodobenikov

jens schizophrenia, neologisms becoming more acute—needs more trazodone to address severe toskavat

Jens Holm

There is NO CHAOS in USA.

They highly has respected their structure, where the President should be respected no matter what.

Even so the step by step has seen Trump dont respect most people respecting that and enough is enough.

Thats not chaos but to me. The system do work even in hard winds from behinds of Trump and populisitic affiliates.

cechas vodobenikov

jens double dose LSD—needs seroquel

Phoron

incoherent_babble.txt

sam_koll

“At The Down Of Changes: US Big Tech Is Killing Its Dominance By Its Own” ????????
do you mean AT THE DAWN OF CHANGES

Harry Smith

Yep. The guys have not enough English editors.

Padre

So what!You didn’t understand it?

Harry Smith

I did. But sometimes I have to make an effort because English is not my 1st language.

Garga

Yeah, Telegram takes privacy of its users so much that they won’t cooperate in any shape or form with police requests, court orders or government demands, even for channels clearly publishing terror material and instructions.

At the moment its full of channels who invoke Persian speaking users, teach them to make weapons, explosives, how to confront police and disable their gear. It was widely used in the hijacked protests of 2017 and 2019. After police and anti-terror forces (NOPO) arrested some of the leaders and shooters, one of the reasons they managed to capture the rest so quickly was because of their Telegram contacts, chats and channels.
In the Russian request example, they argued that Ukraine is out of FSB’s jurisdiction. In Iran’s case they flatly refused any cooperation.

As a result it is still filtered in Iran and only accessible via VPNs. It’s a shame as it’s a good and robust platform. Anyway, Iranian anti-terror force gets what it needs one way or another (without giving too much detail, the traffic from and to Telegram has to pass through the VPN) as the country is surrounded on almost all sides by terror groups supported by foreign countries and has a history of terror attacks with more than 17.000 terror victims since 1979.

BMWA1

Yes and anti-Lukashenko forces Belarus use it too to organize a coup.

RichardD

The guy who runs Telegram is reportedly a Jew. After Putin kicked him out of Russia where do you think that he got the money from to build it?

farbat

kaspersky is the same if you ask me

Alberto Garza

anti semite ?

RichardD

Palestinians are Semites. Jews are antisemites.

farbat

terrorgram

Captain Freedom

ATTENTION!
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Pavel Durov is a World Economic Forum member: https://www.weforum.org/people/pavel-durov

cechas vodobenikov

twitter lost 5+ billion $ in 2 days after censorship announced…now platforms for CIA and teenagers looking for gossip or marijuana
ultimately all platforms are vulnerable to infiltrators, security services, etc
now that Harris is prez, biden in basement with dementia nurse, US police state will more aggressively address antifa/blm lumpen

Alberto Garza

i know a person that dumped stock from g the axis of evil ( google facebook twitter ) because of their support for beijing joe .

igybundy

twitter was ALWAYS a platform for the CIA.. so are the rest of puckbook and fellows.

RichardD

This video can be watched by clicking on the link below the screenshot.
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https://banned.video/watch?id=600371f05522694630a85563

RichardD

Jones doesn’t think that Trump is going to invoke the Insurrection Act. And that the people saying that he is are engaged in disinfo.

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