Amazon provides web servers for 40 percent of all online content. Companies like the BBC, Fox, Netflix, Capitol One, Coca Cola, and Twitter all use Amazon for their web servers. This is important because Amazon announced last week that it has created a team that will begin looking at content that it hosts to determine if that content is “a threat.” Threats will include what Amazon refers to as “extremist groups” who post “dangerous content” including misinformation, inciting violence, or extremism. In other words, double ungood think. Once these groups are identified, they will be eliminated from the server.
This places Amazon in the unique position of being in control of the Internet. Anyone want to take bets on whether or not things like Donald Trump, opposition to the jab, or the Second Amendment foundation will be permitted?
Smaller blogs like mine just don’t have the traffic to justify the expense of a dedicated server. I have a solution. I have set up a virtual server that is outside of the USA, beyond Amazon’s control, and will not respond to cancel culture arm twisting. The expense is a bit high for a small blog, but my aim is to make it more affordable by splitting the cost.
Your entire blog can be moved for a small fee and placed on that server. The cost for the server is $25 a month. You can even choose to pay it through my Patreon. If anyone is interested, drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Put “won’t be silenced” in the subject line.