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Actress and model Emily Ratajkowski suggested that ‘big tech’ has amassed too much power after several social media platforms banned President Donald Trump following the storming of the U.S. Capitol Building by some of his supporters on Wednesday.

“Anyone else feel like proper amount of capital [sic] police being absent/letting Trump people in/providing insane visuals of MAGA dudes on the floor of the house was wildly convenient to justifying big tech’s rollout of censorship?” Ratajkowski wrote on Twitter to her 1.5 million followers.

“This gives Facebook/tech/Zuck THE MOST POWER. If he can shut the president up/off he can shut any of us up/off,” she wrote in a follow-up tweet.

After another user challenged her to explain, she responded, “I’m saying it’s very convenient to justify taking away more rights & privacy.”

Ratajkowski may have been referring to a viral video in which Capitol Police appeared to open a barrier that allowed throngs of people, many sporting Trump paraphernalia, ahead of Wednesday’s breach of the Capitol Building.

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Thursday, MSNBC “Morning Joe” co-host Joe Scarborough blasted Capitol Police in a profanity-laced rant, suggesting that many officers let Trump supporters in because they are fans of the president.

He also implied they did not use more force because the majority of people breaching barriers and storming into the Capitol Building were white, though a woman who was shot and killed by an officer inside the building was white.

“There has to be an investigation. How many of these Capitol Hill cops are members of Donald Trump’s cult?” Scarborough said, his voice rising. “How many?”

“If these insurrectionists were black they would have been shot in the face,” he claimed. “And my God, if these insurrectionists were Muslim they would have been sniped from the top of buildings.

“So I wanna know from Capitol Police,” Scarborough yelled. “What is it, just white people? Or is it just Donald Trump supporters? Why are you known as bada**ses around the Capitol but then Trump supporters come in and you open the f**king doors for them?”

On Friday, conservative podcaster and Fox News contributor Dan Bongino posted his final message on Twitter, saying he was going to quit the platform altogether because of its censorship of Trump supporters.

“This will be my final post on this anti-American platform. The greatest threats to liberty are the destructive tech tyrants who have acted as publishers in their ongoing wars on conservatives & free speech,” he wrote to his 2.8 million followers. “You can find me on Parler, where we respect free speech. I’m ‘dbongino.’”

In recent months, in addition to investing in Parler, Bongino has also put money into Rumble, a video platform that competes with YouTube, and The Bongino Report, a daily news aggregator meant to counter The Drudge Report, which began to shed conservative visitors following a mysterious left-ward lurch last year.

As for Rumble, the Google-owned site “has taken advantage of conservatives for far too long,” he told Just the News in September. “We give them high-quality conservative content, and they demonetize us and spit in our faces. It’s the most backward business model I’ve seen in a long time. It’s time to stop talking and to start doing something about it. And that’s why I partnered up with Rumble.”

Jon Dougherty

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