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Fox News host Jeanine Pirro compared tech companies dropping Parler from their cloud services to the Kristallnacht Nazi pogrom on Monday morning on “Fox & Friends.”
Following the deadly attempted coup last week, Pirro’s comments came as Apple, Amazon, Google and other companies pulled their business relationships with the social media app many Trump supporters flocked to as an alternative to Twitter.
“Well look, they gave us a taste of this pre-election when they suppressed the Hunter Biden story,” Pirro said, referring to when Twitter limited the circulation of an error-laden New York Post story linked to a Russian disinformation campaign ahead of the 2020 election.
“And now that they’ve won, what we’re seeing is the kind of censorship that is akin to a Kristallnacht, where they decide what we can communicate about,” Pirro said.
Fox’s Jeanine Pirro says the deplatforming of Parler, a haven for white supremacists, “is akin to a Kristallnacht,” an infamous night of Nazi hate crimes against Jewish people. pic.twitter.com/D3L6JrkD1X
— Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) January 11, 2021
Parler was where many of the pro-Trump insurrectionists openly planned storming the Capitol. Pirro said the deplatforming by big tech was tantamount to killing the app, though the move may not be fatal as long as Parler can find somewhere else to offer server space.
Estimates from historians put the death toll at Kristallnacht at a minimum of 91 people, with 267 synagogues destroyed across Germany, Austria and parts of what are now the Czech Republic over two days in 1938.
Pirro’s comparison was quite different from that of former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who denounced the Capitol Siege as eerily similar to the Kristallnacht attacks in his home nation of Austria.
Arnold Schwarzenegger denounced Wednesday’s attack on the Capitol, calling Donald Trump the ‘worst president ever’ pic.twitter.com/sCOgw1jUdk
— Reuters (@Reuters) January 11, 2021
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Read more: Inside the rapid and mysterious rise of Parler, the ‘free speech’ Twitter alternative, which created a platform for conservatives by burning the Silicon Valley script
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