CloutHub has vowed to fight Big Tech, following censorship by IBM, which provided the platform with video hosting services. The first step of its fight against Big Tech is launching its own video hosting service to protect its users from censorship.
“CloutHub will fight Big Tech censorship at every turn,” said its founder, Jeff Brain.
However, like Parler, CloutHub made the mistake of relying on Big Tech for hosting services. CloutHub accused IBM of voiding an anti-censorship agreement by removing channels on his platform.
“In its contract with our company, IBM agreed not to remove or censor any of our content without issuing a warning or giving us sufficient time to remedy the problem,” Brain claimed. “Regrettably, IBM chose not to fulfill its contractual obligation with CloutHub. To make matters worse, IBM still hasn't given us an explanation for the permanent removal of CloutHub channels.”
According to Brain, IBM “abruptly terminate(d) its services, broadly suggesting that the social media platform hosted ‘fraudulent content or deceptive messages' without further explanation or details provided to CloutHub.”
CloutHub quickly moved to remedy the situation.
“We are thrilled to launch the new video hosting service to protect CloutHub members from Big Tech censorship,” Brain said.
Brain encouraged legislators to pursue laws that would limit the power of Big Tech.
“Big Tech has been a major problem for many years – and it's great to see that lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are taking this matter seriously,” Brain affirmed. “The problem, however, is that our politicians are divided about what to do next. While some propose regulations on Big Tech, others are pushing to give mainstream social media companies even more power to censor the American people.”
Brain believes reforming Section 230 is crucial to limiting the power of Big Tech companies.
“What America needs is a bipartisan effort to reform the flaws with Section 230, protect ordinary people from needless censorship and data theft, and foster the growth of alternative platforms like CloutHub that are seeking to change the tech sector for the better.”
CloutHub distinguishes itself from mainstream platforms as a social media site, “Designed for civic, social, and political empowerment and engagement with the tools and resources you need to influence the issues you care about.”