Archive: censorship


Investing in Alternative Social Media Platforms

By Adam Sharp on February 22, 2022

There’s a war going on in social media. Government is applying pressure to platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to censor “misinformation.”  There are many examples, but conversations around COVID are especially prone to being censored. For example, for much of 2020 and 2021, talking about how the virus may have leaked from a lab would get you banned by big tech. You can read more about this in “Why…
This week Jack Dorsey resigned as CEO of Twitter. Jack founded Twitter and guided it pretty well over the years.  I’ve used Twitter for more than 10 years. Twitter has been a fantastic social network. In my opinion, it’s the best…
Full disclosure: I own a small amount of DWAC shares (.02 percent of portfolio investment). Note that this is a highly speculative investment and is already up a ridiculous amount. Do not construe this as financial advice.  On Thursday, former President Donald Trump launched a special…

Big Tech’s Disturbing Censorship Continues

By Adam Sharp on August 31, 2021

Big tech censorship continues to be a major concern. I first wrote about this issue almost a year ago. I’ve also written about how it creates investment opportunities.  And this trend of censorship shows no signs…

Big Tech Censorship Creating Startup Opportunities

By Adam Sharp on February 23, 2021

Back in October, I wrote a piece titled Big Tech’s Growing Vulnerability. In it, I discussed the rapidly increasing amount of censorship on sites like Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. No matter how you view the big tech controversy, I think…

Big Tech’s Growing Vulnerability

By Adam Sharp on October 30, 2020

Today we’re going to talk about big tech censorship — and how it makes established social media platforms vulnerable to disruption. I’m going to try my best to avoid the political side of things and focus solely on the investing implications. YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Apple and…
In this week’s News Fix, we’re covering crypto taxes, the need for startup lawyers and the insanity of keeping track of conflicting marijuana regulations.

Net Censorship on the Rise

By Adam Sharp on October 19, 2018

Google, Facebook, Twitter and others have ramped up censorship of unpopular political views. Can free speech be saved?