A North Idaho internet provider is standing up to the Big Tech giants and blocking Twitter and Facebook from its WiFi services for some customers due to “censorship.”
This comes after Big Tech purged President Trump and thousands of conservatives from their platforms.
Amazon, Google and Apple also worked together to deplatform Parler, the free speech alternative to Twitter.
Umm from my North Idaho internet provider…. this is INSANE. pic.twitter.com/vzy9tSDRAp
— krista yep (@yes4yep) January 10, 2021
Your T1 WiFi confirmed to KREM2 that it is blocking the social media giants for customers who request the sites blocked from its services.
KREM 2 reported:
A North Idaho internet provider, Your T1 WIFI, confirmed it is blocking Facebook and Twitter from its WIFI service for some customers due to censorship claims.
The internet provider said it had received several calls from customers about both websites.
“It has come to our attention that Twitter and Facebook are engaged in censorship of our customers and information,” an email to customers reads.
In the email, the company said there were too many customers requesting the websites be blocked at one time, so the sites would be blocked to all customers except for those who reached out to the company and requested access.
“There are too many people that have called for us to do one [customer] at a time so we will be blocking [Facebook and Twitter] and any other website that may also be Censoring (sic) whether it be through their algorithm they use for their site or any other means,” the email reads.
In an updated email sent Monday, the provider said it would not be blocking the sites for customers who had not requested they be blocked.
“Our company does not believe a website or social networking site has the authority to censor what you see and post and hide information from you, stop you from seeing what your friends and family are posting,” the email obtained by KREM reads. “This is why with the amount of concerns, we have made this decision to block these two websites from being accessed from our network.”