Facebook is targeting pro-LGBT Trump supporters for censorship following the Capitol siege that took place earlier this week.
#WalkAway leader Brandon Straka made the announcement in a Tweet that his large “WalkAway Campaign” group had been shuttered:
🚨🚨🚨FACEBOOK has removed the #WalkAway Campaign and has BANNED ME and EVERY MEMBER of my team!!!
Over half a million people in #WalkAway with hundreds of thousands of testimonial videos and stories is GONE. Facebook has banned everything related to #WalkAway. pic.twitter.com/WxoKu1HpSb
— Brandon Straka (@BrandonStraka) January 8, 2021
Another WalkAway activist Karlyn Borysenko posted that Instagram was removing all content showing how Trump supporters were organized peacefully in the Capitol:
Instagram just deleted my pictures from the capital that show that people were peacefully there and threatened to delete my account. pic.twitter.com/ug58cjny7P
— Karlyn Borysenko (@DrKarlynB) January 8, 2021
Out of desperation, Straka is pleading with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) to actually do something to curtail Big Tech’s assault on the 1st Amendment:
🇺🇸@SenTedCruz @tedcruz I need your help. PLEASE CONTACT ME. The entire #WalkAway movement & every employee & volunteer from my organization was BANNED today from Facebook
This is only the beginning of a total conservative shutdown if we don’t get help.
Patriots, PLZ retweet🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 https://t.co/5znsPZYfgC
— Brandon Straka (@BrandonStraka) January 8, 2021
Unfortunately for Straka, nobody is coming to save him. He has been targeted in Big Tech’s purge of Trump-related accounts that is underway with the recent Capitol siege used as an excuse to violate the rights of conservatives.
Big League Politics reported on how Silicon Valley monoliths colluded publicly to deplatform President Trump and stop his pro-peace message from being disseminated:
Big Tech is bringing the ban hammer down on Donald Trump, with Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat vowing to keep the president suspended indefinitely.
Mark Zuckerberg wrote Thursday morning that Facebook and Facebook-owned Instagram will “[extend] the block we have placed on his […] accounts indefinitely and for at least the next two weeks until the peaceful transition of power is complete.”
“The shocking events of the last 24 hours clearly demonstrate that President Donald Trump intends to use his remaining time in office to undermine the peaceful and lawful transition of power to his elected successor, Joe Biden,” said Zuckerberg in a post on his personal Facebook page. “His decision to use his platform to condone rather than condemn the actions of his supporters at the Capitol building has rightly disturbed people in the US and around the world. We removed these statements yesterday because we judged that their effect — and likely their intent — would be to provoke further violence.”
Zuckerberg continued: “Over the last several years, we have allowed President Trump to use our platform consistent with our own rules, at times removing content or labeling his posts when they violate our policies. We did this because we believe that the public has a right to the broadest possible access to political speech, even controversial speech. But the current context is now fundamentally different, involving use of our platform to incite violent insurrection against a democratically elected government.”
Snapchat has also suspended Trump’s account indefinitely, according to a representative who spoke with TechCrunch.
This approach is slightly different from that of Twitter, which locked Trump’s account for twelve hours after forcing him to remove three tweets that they claimed violated their “Civic Integrity Policy.” Twitter also threatened Trump with a permanent suspension if he violated that policy again.
Canadian Court Rules That Businessman Has the Right to Sue Twitter for Defamation
This could be a gamechanger.
A Canadian court has ruled that Frank Giustra, a billionaire from British Columbia who sits on the board of the Clinton Foundation, is able to sue Twitter for defamation.
Giustra is suing Twitter after users of the platform accused him of being connected to “PizzaGate,” the theory that gained traction on social media that there is a child sex ring of some sort operating out of a ritzy Washington D.C. pizza joint.
B.C. Supreme Court Justice Elliott Myers would not comment on the merits of Giustra’s case when he made his ruling. He noted that Twitter would be protected in American courts due to the 1st Amendment of the Constitution, but those protections might not necessarily apply in the Canadian courts.
“The presumption is that a defendant should be sued in only one jurisdiction for an alleged wrong, but that is not a simple goal to achieve fairly for internet defamation,” Myers wrote.
“I do not agree with Twitter who argues that ‘of all places in the world, the plaintiff’s reputation has not been harmed in B.C.’,” he added.
Giustra is happy with Myers’ decision and hopes that he is able to hold Twitter accountable once the case is heard in court.
“I hope this lawsuit will help raise public awareness of the real harm to society if social media platforms are not held responsible for the content posted and published on their sites,” he said.
“I believe that words do matter, and recent events have demonstrated that hate speech can incite violence with deadly consequences,” Giustra added.
Big League Politics has reported on how Twitter and other tech giants have hidden behind legal protections in order to enforce a partisan political agenda:
The communications directors at many Big Tech entities – including Twitter, Facebook, and Snapchat – have been revealed as veteran Democrat Party operatives…
Much of what is posted by Starbuck holds up to journalistic scrutiny. Twitter communications director Nick Pacillo once worked as a spokesman for Democrat vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris while she was California attorney general. It has been alleged that he continues to serve her in his privileged role with Twitter, as supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) believe the platform blocked donations for their preferred presidential candidate while he was running against Harris.
Meanwhile Andy Stone – who serves as Facebook’s Policy Communications Director – has been working in various capacities to assure Democrat victory for over a decade. He was celebrated for his career of service to the Democrats when he joined their House Majority PAC in 2012…
If Big Tech cannot be defeated in the courts, a full-scale nationalization of these entities may be the last option to stop the permanent manifestation of the Orwellian nightmare.
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