Devin Nunes, formerly a stalwart conservative Congressman and now the CEO of Trump’s social media platform, Truth Social, discussed the battle against Woke Big Tech with Breitbart, describing it as the “battle of all battles.”
After briefly discussing the platform and saying that it’s likely coming out by the end of March, Nunes transitioned to the general topic of the fight against Big Tech.
To begin with, he discussed why Truth Social is able to find employees that are highly skilled but don’t want to work for Big Tech, saying that:
“We have people from every corner of the United States and around the world that want to come work for us.
There are people that are essentially sick and tired of the Silicon Valley craziness and the left-wing crap going on.”
He then discussed why Truth can coexist alongside other conservative-focused platforms like Gettr and Parler and what separates those platforms from the woke ones:
“There’s plenty of room out there for multiple platforms. But if you’re woke, you’re using algorithms and you’re poisoning not only the United States — but the world — because you have a dominant monopoly on the market, it’s wrong.
We’re not going to use algorithms. We’re not going to steal your data. We’re simply going to allow you to post like it used to be back when a lot of these social media platforms were in their early stages. People just posted, they got to post to their friends and they weren’t being served up, you know, sewage.”
Perhaps most importantly, Nunes said that while the platform will keep illegal content off of it, it will also not censor based on political bias. In his words:
“We’re not going to censor based on political bias. Everybody’s able to say their piece, they’re going to be able to be on the town square.”
Perhaps most importantly, Nunes took time to define the nature and importance of the battle against Big Tech, saying that:
“These tech companies are bigger than historical global empires. And they become more powerful than most governments are powerful and have more money or wealth than historical empires. And they’re completely out of control.
They have so much money. They’ve become arrogant. Like things like historical situations that you’d have to go back a long time to like the worst of the, of the tyrants, the worst of the monarchies that you can think of.
I learned through my time representing people that there are some things that I just won’t be able to fix unless I move to the next level. So I see this as the battle of all battles.”
Similarly, he said:
“I was one of the first to be censored. I watched a lot of my followers get kicked off, watched companies be shut down. And I watched the president of the United States be kicked off of all social media. It’s frightening. And everybody should be scared for the country.
These big tech tyrants are so wealthy and so arrogant. They think they can do anything because they think they’re stronger than the American people… and they can run around with all their money playing in politics and they can mock us and say, ‘Well, conservatives, you guys can just go start your own company, ha ha ha,’ … At some point, people will say, ‘We’re not going to take the bullshit.’”
The “battle of all battles.” He’s probably right. The evil empires need to be taken on and defeated. Otherwise, they, the companies he described as the inheritors of the worst of the evil empires and tyrants, will further solidify their stranglehold on the narrative. Luckily Trump and Nunes are working together to help us take them on and defeat Big Tech!