Roosh V, real name Daryush Valizadeh, the controversial pickup artist and men’s rights advocate who stands accused of holding misogynist views, was banned from Instagram and Chase Bank’s WePay payment processing system after announcing his 2019 summer tour.
Valizadeh was banned from Instagram and Chase Bank’s WePay late on Thursday night, on the same day he announced his 2019 tour.
Strangely, according to Valizadeh, his Instagram account was private. Users had to ask his permission to receive his posts, and Valizadeh had to manually approve each person. Ostensibly, this should have prevented users who did not share his views or respect them from being offended by them.
Instagram was not clear on what policies Valizadeh violated in its notice to the men’s rights advocate.
Facebook and Instagram recently banned several prominent conservatives, labeling them “dangerous” and “hate figures.” Alex Jones, Paul Joseph Watson, Laura Loomer, and Milo Yiannopoulos were all banned from the platforms, and users who post videos or links featuring Jones may also be banned from Facebook. (READ MORE: Facebook Hired Former Hillary Press Directorto Inform Media of Alex Jones Ban)
Within 19 minutes of his ban from Instagram, Roosh was banned from Chase Bank’s WePay payment processor, which he was using to sell tickets to an upcoming tour later this year.
While Chase claimed Valizadeh’s account was subject to a larger than normal number of chargebacks, people using credit card companies to receive refunds, it did not explicitly name this as the reason for the termination of his account. Instead, Chase Bank informed the men’s rights advocate that they “can no longer support [his] business”, and they will “need to cancel any pending payments.”
Chase Bank recently came under fire after admitting that it has deplatformed prominent conservatives, including Proud Boys chairman Enrique Tarrio, over their conservative political views.
An undercover investigation by Project Veritas shows a Chase Bank employee admitting that the company has standards in place to cut business ties with conservative figures.
This comes just months after the bank cut ties with Enrique Tarrio, the Chairman of the Proud Boys fraternal organization, as first reported by Big League Politics.
Project Veritas also gained valuable information about the de-platforming of Tarrio, with multiple bankers admitting that his account was in good standing prior to the cancellation.
“I see nothing that indicates any reason why the account should be closed, I don’t see any outstanding transactions or anything ridiculous,” one Chase Banker stated.
Conservatives are being systematically denied access to social media, Internet, and banking systems as we rapidly approach the 2020 election.
President Donald J. Trump has called out the big tech giants in an effort to curtail their unceasing censorship, and his condemnations appear to have fallen on deaf ears in Silicon Valley.
Big League Politics contacted Facebook, the parent company of Instagram, and Chase Bank for comment on this story, and did not receive a response in time for publication. Facebook did not immediately reply, and Chase Bank has thus far been unwilling to share information related to one of their customers.
Dave Rubin Berated on Social Media for Claiming ‘Free Markets’ Will Stop Big Tech Tyranny
Nobody is buying what Rubin’s selling anymore.
Left-libertarian pundit Dave Rubin is getting hammered on social media by conservatives offended by his notion that the “free market” will somehow end Big Tech tyranny without government intervention.
Rubin disagreed with President Trump’s call for action to reign in Big Tech as they commit Orwellian censorship and attempt to meddle in electoral politics.
Conservatives must fight the impulse to regulate big tech. Competition, free markets and human ingenuity are the answer. Not taking one big problem and combining it with another big problem.
— Dave Rubin (@RubinReport) May 27, 2020
Rubin’s tweet caused many people to point out how his ideology is a failure and does nothing to actually preserve freedom of speech in any tangible sense.
“Man Dave…seems like years of gatekeeping and sucking up to Susan at YouTube has made the entire internet hate your guts,” wrote Twitter user @terrorsperg.
“How long until big tech controls every aspect of our life? We going to just let them destroy us in the name of “free markets?” There is a serious discussion to be had here about whether they are publisher or platform,” twitter user @MadManCris49 wrote.
“Conservatives are going to be “noble losers” until the end of time unless they actually start fighting fire with fire,” wrote Twitter user @tdschwinn.
“There is no Free Market is Social Media anymore. It’s a dictatorship that uses Repressive Tolerance to justify telling only one narrative,” wrote user @jamft in a tweet. “Twitter is no longer a platform, it has become a publisher and a gatekeeper.”
“This is not regulating them. This is taking away monetary and legal privilege they receive by claiming to be merely a “public platform.” They, if indeed they ever were, have ceased to be such and should lose that privilege,” wrote Twitter user @ChiefScribe.
“Competition doesn’t exist. Competitors can’t even get a mobile app because Apple and Google won’t allow it. Its a monopoly,” Twitter user @steph93065 wrote in another response.
Rubin is acting like his so-called competitor to Twitter, Locals.com, is free market competition that will reign in the social media giants without government interference.
However, banished journalist and Congressional candidate Laura Loomer pointed out that Rubin’s platform subscribes to all of the same rules as the tech giants and does not really promote freedom of speech.
“I find it really bizarre how Dave Rubin is going around telling people that his new social media site is anti censorship when it’s been designed to keep deplatformed people off and also utilizes the same content moderation tools as Twitter,” she wrote in a Telegram post.
“How do you have a social media site created to supposedly combat censorship and then not invite anyone who has actually been deplatformed onto the site? How can you claim to not have “behind the scenes censorship” when you let people “control who can and can’t post”?” Loomer asked.
Loomer urges patriots who oppose Big Tech censorship to join Parler, a social media entity that refuses to bow to Big Tech’s arbitrary rules and allows unpersoned individuals to speak freely on their platform.
“It is very dishonest for this new site to be advertised as a solution to censorship,” Loomer wrote of Rubin’s social media scam site. “I believe that’s what you call false advertising.”
Rubin’s half-baked weak libertarianism is not selling like it did several years ago. The homosexual former leftist “Young Turks” collaborator is showing signs that he may be controlled opposition for the globalist establishment.
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