Rep Devin Nunes says that there should be a racketeering investigation into the attempt by the Masters of the Universe to destroy Parler before it cuts into Twitter’s business and gives Americans a free speech zone.
It could be that the Masters are putting pressure on vendors and web hosting companies in order to shut Parler down.
That would mean that those who perpetrate this would be eligible for prosecution under the RICO statute. (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations )
The penalties under the RICO Act are much harsher than they would be for lesser charges for the same crime. Nunes put forth his idea on FOX Business News with Maria Bartiromo.
“The effect of this is that there is no longer a free and open social media company or site for any American to get on any longer, because these big companies – Apple, Amazon, Google – they have just destroyed a — what was likely — Parler is likely a billion-dollar company.”
“Poof, it’s gone. But it’s more than just the financial aspect to that. Republicans have no way to communicate. If — it doesn’t even matter if you’re a Republican or conservative.”
“If you don’t want to be regulated by left-wingers that are at Twitter and Facebook and Instagram, where you get shadowbanned, nobody gets to see you … they get to decide what’s violent or not violent; it’s preposterous,” Nunes continued. “So, I don’t know where the hell the Department of Justice is at right now or the FBI.”
“This is clearly a violation of antitrust, civil rights, the RICO statute. There should be a racketeering investigation on all the people that coordinated this attack on not only a company, but on all of those like us, like me, like you, Maria. I have 3 million followers on Parler. Tonight, I will no longer be able to communicate with those people. And they’re Americans.”
Amazon, Apple, and Google charged that Parler failed to censor free speech and that in doing so, they were complicit in the violence.
What a crock of crap.
The truth is that they want to be the one and only narrative that people will be able to see.
Joseph Goebbels would be so proud.