The Platform Power Debate: Publishers, Parler, & The President

Squawk Pod

Jan 11 2021 • 29 mins

Parler, the social app favored by conservative Americans, found itself on the wrong side of Apple, Amazon, and Google in the wake of last week’s riots in the U.S. Capitol. Big tech is drawing a line on the internet, suspending President Donald Trump’s content and forcing Parler temporarily offline. Axios business editor Dan Primack and journalist Joanne Lipman track big tech’s journey to today’s platform power debate. CNBC’s Eamon Javers offers intel from Washington and considers the various paths for lawmakers seeking an eleventh hour impeachment. Plus, CEO of the Anti-Defamation League Jonathan Greenblatt discusses the role of big tech in upholding free speech and protecting its users. He explores accountability and responsibility on the internet, and the implications of media businesses taking a stand on issues nearly inextricable from party politics.