Freedom Of Speech Still Championed In The Outposts
The actions of Your T1 WIFI, which provides internet services to North Idaho and the Spokane area, could violate Washington state’s Net Neutrality law.
Author: Sara Roth, Helen Smith Published: 10:23 AM PST January 11, 2021 Updated: 5:12 AM PST January 12, 2021
SPOKANE, Wash. — A North Idaho internet provider, Your T1 WIFI, confirmed it is blocking Facebook and Twitter from its WIFI service for some customers due to censorship claims.
Your T1 WIFI provides internet services to North Idaho and the Spokane area.
The move comes 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.
“Our company does not believe a website or social networking site has the authority to censor what you see and post and hide information from you, stop you from seeing what your friends and family are posting,” the email reads. “This is why with the amount of concerns, we have made this decision to block these two websites from being accessed from our network.”