Pushback: US Internet Provider Bans Twitter And Facebook After Customers Revolt
A North Idaho Internet provider, Your T1 WIFI has reported they are blocking Facebook and Twitter from their service.
The internet provider said that they have received numerous complaints from customers that Twitter and Facebook have been engaged in censorship.
Your T1 WIFI said that the ban will start on Wednesday, January 13th.
“It has come to our attention that Twitter and Facebook are engaged in censorship of our customers and information,” an email to customers reads.
Customers have flooded the company with concerns about the social media giants after they indefinitely suspended President Trump from their platforms. Those that complained told T1 WIFI they do not want their children to be able to access them.
In response, T1 WIFI sent a letter to customers informing them that too many people have requested to block the platform so the company is banning both social media platforms. Instead, customers that wish to still use the platforms are being asked to contact them and they will give them 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.
Below is a customer that complained about the company blocking the tech giants and you’ll see the response from company owner Brett Fink.
Update: extreme nonsense pic.twitter.com/ouV2Tcxqch
— krista yep (@yes4yep) January 11, 2021
Company owner, Brett Fink, did change course and said the websites will only be blocked for the customers who requested it however, that’s two-thirds of their customer base.
“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 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.”
Could this be one of the reasons why Facebook and Twitter’s stock is falling out of the sky?