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Idaho internet provider blocks Facebook, Twitter amid ‘censorship’ concerns

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An internet provider in Idaho confirmed it will be blocking Facebook and Twitter from its WiFi service for some customers beginning Wednesday.

According to a report by KREM 2, the T1 WiFi service provider said it decided to block Twitter and Facebook after the company received several complaints from customers regarding censorship on the platforms.

This comes after Twitter and Facebook banned President Donald Trump from their platforms due to violations of their terms of service.

In an email posted to Twitter by a customer, T1 WiFi says, “We have the past couple days been fielding calls from customers voicing the concern that they do not want these sites allowed to be displayed on their internet feed to them and that they do not want their children to go to these sites.”

The email went on to explain that there are too many customers asking for the sites to be blocked and it would be very “tiresome” and “expensive” to visit each customer that wants the sites blocked.

The email continues, “There are too many people that have called for us to do one [customer] at a time so we will be blocking [Facebook and Twitter] and any other website that may also be censoring.”

The company says that two-thirds of its customers asked for the sites to be blocked.

Initially, the company said too many customers had requested the sites be blocked, so it would block them for all customers except for those who called the company and requested access. However, the company said Monday that those who didn’t request the sites be blocked would still have access.

The email explained that the T1 WiFi company does not condone big tech companies like Facebook and Twitter censoring users, so in return, they will be blocking them from their service.

“Our company does not believe a website or social networking site has the authority to censor what you see and post and hide information from you,” the email reads. “This is why with the amount of concerns, we have made this decision to block these two websites from being accessed from our network.”

“We also don’t condone what Google, Amazon, Twitter, Facebook and Apple are doing either to Parler by trying to strong arm them into submission. Actually looks like they are trying to exterminate the competition.”

T1 WiFi’s actions could be considered censorship by violating Washington state’s Net Neutrality law.

The issue is being investigated by the attorney general’s Consumer Protection Division, according to reports.

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With gas prices at record highs, Biden CANCELS gas lease

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“We did it, Joe” memes of Vice President Kamala Harris and Joe Biden are popping up all over social media alongside individuals photographs of the horrendously high prices they have to pay at the gas pump to fill their cars.

Biden has no intention of fixing it, as proven by the administration’s recent decision to actually cancel an oil and gas lease win the Gulf of Mexico and Alaska’s Cook Inlet.

This is nothing short of purposeful destruction of America. The Interior Department told The New York Post that the Cook Inlet lease sale would not move forward because of a “lack of industry interest in leasing in the area.”

In the Gulf of Mexico, the department canceled two lease sales, citing “conflicting court rulings that impacted work on these proposed sales.”

The timing is outrageous, considering “as of Thursday morning, the national average price of a gallon of regular gas stood at $4.418, according to AAA — the highest on record and $1.41 higher than at this time last year.”

Additionally, the scenario also displays just how much federal judges tend to completely disagree with his actions. “Biden imposed a moratorium on the sale of new leases one week after his inauguration, but the order was later blocked by a Louisiana federal judge who granted a preliminary injunction to 13 states that claimed they would suffer ‘irreparable injury’ from the White House move” writes The Post.

At least federal judges are watching out to keep our country afloat, let along thriving, considering our own President and Vice President will not.

Republicans and energy industry representatives are fuming over the decision. “Yesterday, Americans paid the highest price for gasoline in history,” tweeted Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.). “At the same time Biden just canceled our largest pending American oil & gas lease sale.”

“Gas prices are at a record high, and Biden just canceled oil and gas leases in Alaska and the Gulf,” added Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.). “Joe Biden is directly responsible for the high cost of gas.”

“It’s almost like the Biden administration WANTS gas prices to go higher” said Pennsylvania US Senate GOP candidate Carla Sands

“The President has spoken about the need for additional supplies in the market, but his administration has failed to take action to match that rhetoric,” Frank Macchairola of the American Petroleum Institute told CBS News, calling the cancellations “another example of the administration’s lack of commitment to oil and gas development in the US.”

“In the kind of price environment that we’re seeing, there are negative consequences to shutting off oil and gas development, both politically and practically,” he added.

If the administration had moved forward with the Alaskan lease, it would have covered more than 1 million acres, according to The Hill.

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