FriendlyPerson I may be a little concerned but I still think it still largely what happened and such. It's entirely normal for networks to ban someone and for a platform to be evicted as well.
Correct, and this made sense back in the days when internet was young. I'm talking about maybe 20 years ago, when ISP's where pro free speech and even regulated as such, just like phone operators, it simply wasn't allowed to discriminate anyone.
Servers where basically home PC's, and every group on social media was basically it's own forum. So if anyone got banned or de platformed back then, they could easily build their own alternative.
- Today you get banned from social media -> build your own social media platform
- Then your platform gets banned -> build your own server
- Then your server is banned from the co-loc -> build your own data center
- Then the bank shuts down your account -> make your own bank (and currency)
FriendlyPerson AWS and Twitter for instance probably would care less about you or your project over their infrastructure. So if there any "heat" stemming they are more than likely to give you boot just because they can as a business.
Correct again, I don't think there's any actual opinions involved here. Companies just want to make money, but it's not worth the breadcrumbs if there's gonna be thousands of trolls haunting you, sending threats and all that stuff. It's easier to just "get rid of the symptom", and once again, this happened in the past too, but back then we didn't have massive centralized communities dominating the internet. There was always an alternative.
FriendlyPerson On the other hand if you deal with a SMB you are more than likely to get the attention and care you need to succeed. As long as you don't mean literal harm, you are willing to work with them as needed and you have a good standing account. They might be more than likely going to let you and/or project stick around.
I'm just to liberal to see how free speech could cause any harm. It didn't cause any harm back in my days and probably won't today. Sure, there's been some cases of real organized attacks, like people having parties at home and hundreds of people show up to trash it. But having that as an excuse to take down an entire platform... even tho nothing like that even happened, then it's just pure bullshit in my opinion.
I blame the centralization, if people stayed in small decentralized communities and met in real life instead we wouldn't have any of these issues we see today with big tech.