CloutHub Vows to ‘Fight Big Tech at Every Turn,’ Torches IBM for Alleged Censorship

March 26th, 2021 12:18 PM

CloutHub has declared war against Big Tech and launched its own alternative video hosting service to protect its members from censorship. 

CloutHub expressed fury over IBM allegedly breaking an anti-censorship contract and has prepared to launch its own alternative video hosting service for its members. “In response to repeated acts of blatant censorship from IBM, CloutHub, a next generation social media platform that strives to protect free speech and open discourse, announced today that it is migrating to a new video hosting service,” EIN Presswire reported in a March 24 press release. “CloutHub will fight Big Tech censorship at every turn,” CloutHub founder Jeff Brain said. 

“In its contract with our company, IBM agreed not to remove or censor any of our content without issuing a warning or giving us sufficient time to remedy the problem,” Brain claimed. “Regrettably, IBM chose not to fulfill its contractual obligation with CloutHub. To make matters worse, IBM still hasn’t given us an explanation for the permanent removal of CloutHub channels.”

Brain is also presenting the solution rather than merely condemning Big Tech censorship: “We are thrilled to launch the new video hosting service to protect CloutHub members from Big Tech censorship.” The press release included context explaining: “The decision to start transitioning to an alternative video hosting service came immediately after IBM – the company that provided video streaming services to CloutHub – recently violated its agreement with the social media platform by permanently removing 14 video channels without warning.” IBM followed up by “[proceeding] to inform CloutHub that it would abruptly terminate its services, broadly suggesting that the social media platform hosted ‘fraudulent content or deceptive messages’ without further explanation or details provided to CloutHub,” according to the press release. 

CloutHub software engineer Burton Boucher, who formerly worked at IBM, condemned his old workplace:

“In my 15 years working at IBM I have never known IBM not to follow its own internal processes. Both the unnotified take down and the abrupt termination of service is troubling. The catch phrase ‘No one ever got fired for buying IBM’ is nothing but history.”

In a following March 25 press release, Clouthub “warned lawmakers not to pursue legislation that would grow the power of Big Tech.” 

 "Big Tech has been a major problem for many years – and it's great to see that lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are taking this matter seriously,” CloutHub founder Jeff Brain declared in the new press release. “The problem, however, is that our politicians are divided about what to do next. While some propose regulations on Big Tech, others are pushing to give mainstream social media companies even more power to censor the American people.”

Brain’s solution for Big Tech’s controversial power was government regulation: “What America needs is a bipartisan effort to reform the flaws with Section 230, protect ordinary people from needless censorship and data theft, and foster the growth of alternative platforms like CloutHub that are seeking to change the tech sector for the better.”

CloutHub’s website described the company as “a non-biased platform. We support free speech and protect your privacy. We don't data-mine, track, or sell user data. We don't suppress your reach or manipulate what you get to see. We empower our members to influence the issues they care about.” CloutHub has attempted to distinguish its platform from other social media, saying that its platform was “Designed for civic, social, and political empowerment and engagement with the tools and resources you need to influence the issues you care about.”

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