Former UFC star Stephan Bonnar was not happy to read the news that Google had removed Speak from its App Store.
Parler is touted as an unbiased and free speech social media platform focused on protecting user rights. The app has been described as an alternative to Twitter, but currently pale in comparison due to its moderate number of active users.
After several media outlets banned Donald Trump from their platforms over fears that his content would further promote chaos on Capitol Hill, many speculated that the President of the United States would be shopping on Speak.
In order to prevent this from happening, Google recently removed the Talking social media network service from its App Store. Executives said the app will remain on hold until developers commit to a moderation policy that could deal with objectionable content on the platform.
This decision clearly struck a nerve with Stephan Bonnar, who tweeted the following post expressing his disgust.
Guy! It’s such a BS! Can’t believe the idiots here are clapping as our rights are taken away !!!! Wake up fools! https://t.co/EkE8c8SnXw
– Stephan Bonnar (@StephanBonnar) January 9, 2021
“Dude! It’s such a BS! Can’t believe the idiots here are clapping as our rights are taken !!! Wake up fools!
Stephan Bonnar was not the only fighter to denounce media censorship today. UFC star Jorge Masvidal also expressed his displeasure by threatening to quit Twitter.
– Jorge Masvidal UFC (@GamebredFighter) January 9, 2021
« Not too many places I haven’t been kicked out and ever since all the cool kids got kicked out of Twitter….@jack. Follow the guide. Ala din my way out of here super necessary » – Masvidal tweeted in the direction of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.
Stephen Bonnar (15-9 MMA) has not competed in mixed martial arts since suffering a split decision loss to Tito Ortiz at Bellator 131 in November 2014.
The former TUF star had flirted with a professional wrestling career at one point, even teaming up with veteran MMA colleague Phil Baroni in that business.
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