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Idaho company to block Facebook and Twitter for censorship

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PRIEST RIVER, Idaho (AP) - An internet provider based in northern Idaho, says it will block Facebook and Twitter from its WIFI service for some customers due to claims of censorship.

KREM-TV reports the decision by Your T1 WIFI came after Twitter and Facebook banned President Trump from their platforms due to incitement of violence and undermining the transition of power to President-elect Joe Biden.

Your T1 WIFI, based in Priest River, Idaho, provides internet service in parts of northern Idaho and Spokane, Washington.

The company said Monday it decided to block Facebook and Twitter for customers who request that starting next Wednesday after the company received several calls from customers about both websites.

The internet company posted a note to customers saying it does not believe a website or social networking site has the authority to censor what you see and post and hide information from you. It also said it would block Facebook and Twitter on its internet service only for customers who asked.

Associated Press

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  1. Fantastic news, we need more to do the same. THERE SHOULD BE NO CENSORSHIP BY ANY COMPANY ON ANY PERSON. And to censor the president for what he said and NOT censor the Ayatollah of Iran for tweeting death to Americans on a daily basis, for BLM activists to talk about killing white senators shows hypocrisy in these social programs.

  2. Companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Goggle and Amazon should not be able to censor free speech! If their policies were transparently equal and fair, certain speech supporting violence shouldn’t be posted. However, their hatred of our President, Donald J. Trump, has resulted in a very obvious and deplorable censorship where none was deserved. Revoke their 230 protection NOW!!!

  3. I find it interesting that these privately owned companies, Facebook, Twitter, et al, are told they can’t “censor” anyone. First of all, the 1st Amendment refers to the Government prohibiting free speech, not a privately owned company. They are not under the jurisdiction of the 1st Amendment. If you mouth breathers would read or do any kind of research, you would see that. If people or groups are spreading hate speech and inciting violence on their privately owned sites, they have every right to limit and or cancel the accounts of those people or groups. No different than the local baker who can refuse to serve a gay couple simply because they are gay and the baker feels it is against their religion. If I remember correctly, all you right wing nut cases were screaming that they should be able to discriminate against gay couples because they own their business and they have that right. You can’t have it both ways so you need to just shut up when Facebook and Twitter “refuse service” to those who are blatantly abusing the platform. The hypocrisy of the extreme right and the shear disregard for our democracy is mind boggling. You people and your backwards, Neanderthal thinking are who will destroy America.

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