POCC’s Statement on Tech Companies Attacks on Parler

Princeton Open Campus Coalition
The Princeton Tory

Excerpt: POCC affirms its stance as an apolitical organization. We call no shots between political parties, and have members with a great assortment of political affiliations, religions, gender-identities, races, and socio-economic statuses. We will not comment on the protests turned violent in DC by Trump supporters, just as we have not commented as a group on the protests turned violent by BLM supporters. That is not our mandate, nor our concern. Instead, our calling is to act as the Socratic ‘gadfly’ to both parties, incessantly insisting that free speech rights be protected for all groups. As such we, as a group have voted to condemn efforts by GoogleApple, and now Amazon to “marginalize” and attack the free speech alternative social media app Parler.