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January 10, 2021
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Yesterday, Google removed the Parler app from its Google Play store, and Apple is threatening to do it and might have by the time you read this. They’re demanding that Parler impose the same kind of monitoring of speech that Twitter, Facebook and Google’s YouTube do, to “protect” us from the tiny segment of far-right users who might be using the sites to incite violence and spread misinformation, as they define it. There are also countless legitimate users on Parler, including me: https://parler.com/profile/MikeHuckabee/posts

A reminder: These tech giants have allowed leftist groups such as Antifa and BLM to use their sites to organize protests that turned into riots, they allow violent rhetoric and death threats aimed at conservatives, and they’ve even turned a blind eye to Iran posting “death to America” rhetoric. But they ban the US President and those who support him.

Congressional Republicans made a big mistake in not reining in their partisan monopolistic practices when they had the chance. That won’t happen now, but I expect to see a flood of lawsuits following this, along with product boycotts and a mass exodus of millions of users. But where will they go if these leftist corporations abuse their power to strangle or force censorship onto alternative sites?

I asked our pop culture expert, Pat Reeder, for some tips on that. Here’s what he wrote back…

“I’m far from a tech expert, but I’ve been working via computer since before there was an Internet, so I’ve picked up a few tips.

First of all, why are you still paying premium prices to Apple? It’s not as if Steve Jobs still runs the place. They appear to be putting far more thought, time and energy into censorship, leftist virtue-signaling and kissing China’s rump than into R&D and consumer satisfaction these days. Here’s an example of how they’re doing lately, and it’s only one of countless such videos on YouTube (just search for ‘Apple sucks.’)

https://youtu.be/MKJjLwMUPJI

Currently, Parler’s app for cell phones is available at Parler.com only by clicking on icons that take you to the Google or Apple app stores. But there’s nothing stopping them from offering it for direct download, which I suspect is coming very soon. Here’s an article about how that works with apps that Apple decides you shouldn’t be allowed to have:

As for the Android version that’s been banned from the Google Play Store, if you don’t have it already, try here:

If you scroll down, you’ll also find the app for MeWe, a free speech alternative to Facebook. But I’d suggest you do it quickly. (Another is CloutHub.com.)

If that doesn’t work, try here

And there are others, if you look hard. Remember, you can always subscribe to Parler and use it through your tablet, laptop or desktop by signing up at www.parler.com, which I hope you’ll be accessing through a browser that protects your privacy (NOT Google Chrome!) Here’s some information comparing some top choices. Firefox is rated #1, as long as you go into the Settings and disable the functions that send information back to its parent, Mozilla.

Worse comes to worse, conservatives can abandon these social media sites entirely and go back to independent blog sites and web pages, which prevailed before the big Facebook/Twitter takeover. Or just hang out at www.mikehuckabee.com, where you get real news, brilliant writing and a comments section.

Remember, it’s called ‘free speech’ because no matter how hard some people try to cage it, it will always find a way to escape.

UPDATE! Well, Mozilla just went full-on social justice censorship warrior, so skip over Firefox and move down the browser list. Still laughing that their link on the words “amplify factual voices” goes to an article from the New York Times.

While we’re on the subject, were you aware that one reason Chromebook laptops are so cheap is that they don’t have internal memory? Everything you search for (on Google Chrome, of course), write or store is placed in a cloud memory owned by Google. Why not just send Google your tax forms, or go on vacation with your front door open?

And remember that www.Rumble.com is the free speech alternative to Google-owned YouTube.

UPDATE:  Amazon has said it is removing Parler from it's service effective today.

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  • Lisa Cumpton

    01/11/2021 05:56 PM

    Thank you for the info!

  • Tom Schneider

    01/11/2021 11:47 AM

    shut down facebook and twitter

  • LeeMar Zarr

    01/11/2021 09:22 AM

    Sir: Has anyone taken time to read the licensing ICC/FCC rules, regs, policies of wireless? The facebooks, GOOGLES, Twitters, etc...are ALL in violation of algorithms of discriminatory natures. IF you read every word in the legal sense, there are massive violations that would normally qualify for licenses to be pulled with very steep fines and censure. This includes the ACLU as doing it's oath as well to "protect people" from illegal electronic discrimination.

  • John Babb

    01/11/2021 04:30 AM

    I just tested the Parler web site and the Amazon servers are indeed down. It makes me wonder how long it will be before YOUR servers are taken off line and the brown shirts start knocking on ALL our doors. I CAN'T BELIEVE THIS IS HAPPENING IN AMERICA!!!

  • Cathy Johnson

    01/10/2021 09:02 PM

    Keep up the good work. I’ve always admired you. I drove you in a Fourth of July parade in Corning, AR when you were governor. You were so nice to my son and put him in the seat beside you because he wanted to ride in the parade. I will never forget. Blessings!

  • T jordan

    01/10/2021 08:41 PM

    Keep me updated

  • Susan Helwig

    01/10/2021 08:31 PM

    Give it a try

  • Fran Williams

    01/10/2021 06:45 PM

    You speak the truth

  • Dianna

    01/10/2021 06:34 PM

    Thank you!

  • Roseann Iannaccone

    01/10/2021 06:15 PM

    Thanks!

  • George Moore

    01/10/2021 06:07 PM

    Amen

  • Lisa Deem

    01/10/2021 06:07 PM

    Following

  • Kathy Sisler

    01/10/2021 05:45 PM

    A tv news person said “It’s not just Trump that needs taken down. It’s the people’s ideology that needs to be CLEANSED”! It’s starting

  • Melinda Wright

    01/10/2021 05:28 PM

    Im subscribing to keep in touch with other like minded people

  • Tony Moore

    01/10/2021 04:56 PM

    Does anyone know a good email that is not owned by a far left company? I'm disgusted with gmail and yahoo.

  • Debra Stone

    01/10/2021 04:34 PM

    It’s the end of free speech if we don’t Stand strong. Never give up.

  • VC Browning

    01/10/2021 04:16 PM

    We need BIGG MONEY conservative backers and alternative internet search engines and app stores. That supports unbiased news, that doesn't brain wash and is truthful and accurate.

    So what is being done along with fighting for EVERBODY's free speech and AGAINST the censorship and banning by Facebook, Twitter, cnn & google???

  • kathy poole

    01/10/2021 03:50 PM

    thanks

  • Dave Hotrum

    01/10/2021 03:47 PM

    The world is in a mess. I, now, have to get up at 2-3 AM to browse, write letters, and comment. God will judge.

  • Michael Valente

    01/10/2021 03:23 PM

    Please Pray for me. ??

  • Tresa Lee

    01/10/2021 03:13 PM

    Praying for Americans

  • Sharon Gillam

    01/10/2021 03:08 PM

    Mr. Huckabee
    Are you aware of the information going around about Italy fixing our 11/3 election? If so can you let Americans know what is going to be done about it. They state they have actual evidence, if this is true then President Trump won and needs to be sworn on the 20th. Please respond, Thank You!

  • Alice Lawson

    01/10/2021 03:06 PM

    I, as well as some of my friends, are already being monitored and information in our posts are being blocked.

  • Becky Ford

    01/10/2021 02:47 PM

    Keep the good info coming our way.

  • Dyan McGahan

    01/10/2021 02:44 PM

    Email alternatives? And thank you for all you do