Once again, big tech has breached national headlines, and once again, this time its bad news.
As the spool of moral degeneracy in the modern technology industry unfurls, Silicon Valley has been likened to a type of new Hollywood scandal. The left-leaning slant of most social networking outlets (Google, Twitter, Facebook, etc.) is generally known to those in certain groups; however, the recent realization of an award provided by Mozilla blows all other tech companies out of the water.
In October 2017, Mozilla published a post on their official blog detailing the recent awards given to various groups and organizations. Out of a total of $539,000 given to various “open source and free software” groups, approximately a fifth of the total awards dispensed were made out to a group called RiseUp.
Mozilla refers to RiseUp as “a coordination platform used by activists across the political spectrum, to improve the security of their email service.” However, anyone familiar with political dog-whistles might recognize that the term “activists” knows fully well that the description is made to soften the reception of Antifa groups.
Additionally, RiseUp’s logo includes a black and red star that eerily resembles the recognizable anarcho-communist banner flown by many Antifa members. RiseUp states that its organizational mission is to supply “ online communication tools for people and groups working on liberatory social change. We are a project to create democratic alternatives and practice self-determination by controlling our own secure means of communications.” In short, RiseUp is a communication supplication platform for the alt-left, aiding groups such as Antifa with their digital correspondence.
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