Internet Companies are Stronger than Nation States

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I wonder why a bakery must cook cakes for gay but twitter doesn’t have to put up with conservative speech?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masterpiece_Cakeshop_v._Colorado_Civil_Rights_Commission

At the end, the bakery won on a split decision made by Colorado supreme court. However, that’s after lots and lots of court time and lots and lots of trial.

And this is why I rarely do offline business. There is no way I can keep up with all the crazy rules the government put.

So why the state doesn’t force twitter to accept conservative chat? And this is interesting. The bakery has to obey his state law. Why? Because the bakery is in the state. If state A, say Georgia or something liberal, say you got to bake cake for gays, then the bakery has to comply or move to another state. But moving to another state is a big thing for the bakery.

Twitter doesn’t have to do so. A state where twitter is located can say you got to tolerate conservative chat and twitter will simply relocate to timbuktu, seyschelles, Ireland, that doesnt’ have that issue. Twitter can relocate anywhere, not just another state, but also to another country. Internet business is like flying. Offline business is like driving.

When you drive, you got to watch the road. Governments love to put IUD and land mines on the road and you got to know it all. Every offline business needs a lot of lawyer because a simple case of cooking a cake could mean, let’s see, 100 Amicus Briefs. That’s beyond the comprehension of a mere cake cheff.

Who would know whether not baking a cake can mean breaking the law and bankruptcy? Nobody. Even the supreme court has split opinions. Obeying the law is impractical if the law is so vague and unclear.

So it’s not about right and wrong. It’s about the natural huge bargaining position internet companies have. And I love internet companies, I am an internet marketer my self.

That’s precisely why I am in internet marketing. Few can regulate us. Don’t get me wrong. I am actually sympathetic to many conservative ideas that supports free market, that for some reason, is classified as hate speech by those tech companies.

However, the fact on the table is, the tech companies are simply more powerful than nation states. Why internet and technology companies can grow so big?

Because they’re figuratively speaking, above the laws. They fly so high they are out of range of IUD and land mines.

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