Following Big Tech’s Order 66, Big Tech took to expand the scope of their competitors to drive out. A small Christian crowdsourcing company, GiveSendGo, fell victim when PayPal announced they were no longer servicing the platform. In the summer of 2018, no one batted much of an eye when these platforms targeted Alex Jones. Other competitors to Big Tech like the Turkish Gab, have had to create their own infrastructure because of widespread deplatforming. Here we are in 2021 and one of the successful small tech infrastructure built by Christians was deplatformed by Paypal, one of the legacy mobile payment systems.
This loss is not major or insurmountable. But perhaps PayPal was enticing other tech giants to do the same, most notably, Amazon who provides hosting services. That would be a big blow to the company’s hull.
This is once again another example of how Big Tech censorship goes well beyond social media. This problem has shifted the focus of Evangelical Dark Web to provide information to help Christians circumvent Big Tech. The issue is not that some of us cannot get on Twitter or Facebook. Instead, the issue is that Big Tech and Big Government want to control the flow of information. This will inevitable constrict the flow of the gospel, or attempt to. How much longer will churches be allowed to use payment processors while upholding biblical sexuality? The definition of hate speech is in the hand of those who can control the Overton Window, and that is not us.
Where do we go from here?
In the long term, we will need our own infrastructure as America becomes Babylon before our eyes. And we should support the infrastructure that is still friendly to us, like GiveSendGo. We also need to work on building our own. Evangelical Dark Web will be building its own infrastructure and assisting other Christians on doing the same. In the meantime, No Retreat is in full swing. God is on our side. We stay on mission while developing smarter ways to carry it out.
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