The American Family Association, known for its promotion of family values, announced it is launching its own video streaming platform in order to create cancel-proof conservative content.
Declaring institutional independence is the best way to elude censorship, currently. “‘We’re going to launch a video streaming platform this summer and it’s going to have great content – most of it AFA-produced content – and our viewers, our audience, our supporters are going to be able to log in and watch this content,’” American Family Association (AFA) Vice President of Operations Walker Wildmon proclaimed, according to One News Now.
AFA noted that it is being careful to avoid the same pitfalls that have ensnared other new platforms.
“[H]e says they’ve learned a lesson watching newcomers like Parler get canceled – not just from the platforms, but from the server farms where the applications are run. That lesson? Control everything yourself,” One News Now reported. “‘I made sure [from] Day 1 [that] we’re not using Amazon’s cloud service,’ Wildmon reports. ‘We’re going to launch this on a separate cloud platform, and we’re going to build out the site infrastructure ourselves.’”
One recent documentary demonstrates perfectly the type of content that resonates with millions of Americans but would very likely breach Big Tech’s draconian speech policies.
AFA’s “In His Image” documentary detailed the “scriptural truth about biblical sexuality, same-sex attraction, and transgenderism,” One News Now summarized. “Available free for viewing online, the 104-minute documentary has received more than 360,000 views * – and according to AFA, has resulted in hundreds of testimonies about its life-changing impact.”
Amazon Web Services infamously purged Parler from its servers, shutting the burgeoning social media site down for more than five weeks. That particular instance of Big Tech deplatforming a new platform entirely was a major reason Amazon won a damning “F” in MRC Free Speech America’s Big Tech Report Card:
“In the first quarter of 2021, Amazon took multiple actions against conservative content. Despite a contract for service with Parler, Amazon booted Parler from its Amazon Web Services platform, forcing Parler to temporarily shut down. Amazon supported its action with debatable claims that Parler allowed content organizing the Capitol riot on Jan. 6, though only eight of the 226 Department of Justice charges cited Parler.”
The American family Association is a coalition partner of the Free Speech Alliance. The Free Speech Alliance is made up of more than 70 organizations that oppose the silencing of conservative voices on social media.
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