A North Idaho internet service provider, YourT1WIFI, is blocking access to Facebook and Twitter as a response to the censorship faced by President Donald Trump, whose accounts were suspended on both platforms.
YourT1Wifi sent out an email to its customers saying it would block Facebook, Twitter, ‘and any other website that may also be censoring.’ The provider stated that the decision to do so wasn’t of a partisan nature, but meant to represent ‘a moral high ground of fair and decent communication.’ Customers could be added to a no-block list on request.
An internet provider based in northern Idaho, says it will block Facebook and Twitter from its WIFI service for some customers due to claims of censorship.
KREM-TV reports that the decision by Your T1 WIFI came after Twitter and Facebook banned President Trump from their platforms due to incitement of violence and undermining the transition of power to President-elect Joe Biden.
Your T1 WIFI, based in Priest River, Idaho, provides internet service in parts of northern Idaho and Spokane, Washington.
The company said Monday it decided to block Facebook and Twitter for customers who request that starting next Wednesday after the company received several calls from customers about both websites.
The internet company posted a note to customers saying it does not believe a website or social networking site has the authority to censor what you see and post and hide information from you. It also said it would block Facebook and Twitter on its internet service only for customers who asked.