It’s no doubt that Twitter has devolved into an establishment-friendly censored platform in which right-leaning political thought is censored. The social media website was originally devised by its creators as a genuine free speech platform- a vision that was thrown to the winds when it became clear that open exchange of information was politically inconvenient to progressives.
A new study makes clear the extent to which the platform has gone to nuke conservative political expression in the past few years, under the leadership of Jack Dorsey. Columbia University academic Richard Hanania sought to document every suspension of a high profile-Twitter user since January.
Hanania identified 22 banned users who he categorized as influencers on the platform. Out of the 22, 21 were identified as known supporters of Donald Trump for President.
Only 1 high-profile liberal was identified as being (temporarily) banned- Rose McGowan. McGowan had been suspended after leaking someone’s private phone number, a clear violation of Twitter rules.
Hanania’s study only focused on widely followed accounts, and it’s likely that Twitter’s conservative-to-liberal suspension ratio would be even higher if his study documenting the site’s comprehensive ban policy.
Hanania noted that progressive Twitter users have escaped consequences for violating the platform’s terms of service. Examples included the New York Times’ Sarah Jeong, who was a source of embarrassment for the Times when her long track record of anti-white racial hatred surfaced shortly after being hired.
Jeong was never suspended, even though Twitter banned Candace Owens for facetiously repeating Jeong’s statements word-for-word towards other groups.
Another leading progressive to evade a Twitter ban was Kathy Griffin, who incited the public to doxx the identities of the falsely accused Covington Catholic boys.
Twitter’s mass implementation of censorship, which is applied in a far more punitive manner towards less prominent users of the platform, represents a fundamental shift from the original vision professed by the company. In 2012 a company executive had described Twitter as the “free speech wing of the free speech party.“
Such a description of the platform in 2019 is frankly laughable. But the evolution of the company’s approach towards political speech is a telling example of Silicon Valley’s mass institution of censorship after 2016- an approach adopted in the heat of a establishment panic following Donald Trump’s election.
In hindsight, the vision of a free speech platform was only possible in what’s called the “golden age of the internet,” a term used by critics of big tech to describe a period of time from 2000 to 2014 when major social media platforms were generally more accountable to users than major corporations and government.
The vision of a decentralized internet has largely disappeared over the past several years, replaced by a model in which progressives and liberals in the seats of power of major tech institutions feel they have no choice but to implement mass censorship to shield their political beliefs from criticism.
An example of this is the widespread shuttering of comment sections across online news outlets.
The transformation of the internet into a curated and patrolled zone poses major threats to democracy in America and in the West, broadly.
Should the attempt to shut down criticism of progressive ideals online fail, it’s possible that liberals could seek to shut down democracy itself as an alternative.
Twitter Suspends Election Whistleblower After Giving Riveting Testimony in Arizona about Mathematical Fraud
This isn’t the first time.
Throughout the day in Arizona, many credible whistleblowers have stepped forward to give testimony about the multitude of irregularities that occurred during the election.
One expert witness, Bobby Fiton, attested to mathematical fraud during the election that casts serious doubt on the vote totals as they are currently reported. He made a particularly powerful statement with regards to Gov. Doug Ducey, who certified the dubious vote while whistleblowers were going on the record.
“If I was an executive at a publicly-traded company, I would never sign that because I risk jailtime and having all my money taken from me in lawsuits,” he said.
“I would have never, ever certified. I would have rather resigned than certify those results… I believe they’re fraudulent based on the data,” Fiton continued.
“And my sister asked me a simple question this morning, she goes: ‘How sure are you?’ And my sister’s a pretty stubborn person like me, and I said: ‘I’d be willing to put my life on it.’ I’m that sure about the analysis assuming that the data that I got from the state and everything else was accurate,” he added.
A clip of Fiton’s testimony can be seen here:
Expert witness says he believes the numbers in Arizona are fraudulent based on the data: "I'd rather resign than have certified those results" in Arizona today pic.twitter.com/qbDwb76Bg8
— Team Trump (@TeamTrump) November 30, 2020
Immediately after he issued his testimony, Fiton was banned on Twitter to prevent his analysis from being widely understood by the masses:
BIG TECH sending warnings to all those who come forward…. what an absolute disgrace.
— Anna Kraken (@Annakhait) November 30, 2020
Twitter had previously done this to the personal account of state senator Doug Mastriano to stop his anti-fraud efforts from gaining momentum immediately after similar hearings were held in Pennsylvania last week.
BREAKING: Twitter has suspended COL @dougmastriano after leading the PA Senate Hearing today about election fraud
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) November 26, 2020
“We move heaven and earth with American dollars to secure elections in Iraq and Afghanistan and elsewhere. We can’t do it in our own state?” Mastriano said at the hearing. “There’s people in Pennsylvania not interested in safe, secure elections.”
Big League Politics has reported on Twitter’s assault on conservatives, which includes a recent hire of an extreme far-left activist as head of conversational safety:
The media company Protocol, a sister site of Politico, recently published an article about Twitter’s new “head of product for conversational safety,” Christine Su. It claims that Su, a “young, queer Asian-American businesswoman,” is revolutionizing what “user safety” on social media means.
Twitter hired Su around six months ago to be in charge of “what might be the most difficult task on Twitter,” despite having no apparent experience in politics, programming, and media relations. But Twitter seems to like her for her “creative” and “somewhat radical new ideas” about user safety.
“As a queer woman of color who is an Asian American in tech in rural America, that experience is a very intersectional one. I’ve had plenty of experiences moving through spaces where I wanted more safety,” Su said.
Protocol writes that Su’s vision incorporates “transformative and procedural justice.” Transformative justice ostensibly refers to a non-retributive form of repairing harm done to someone and preventing it from happening again; procedural justice to enacting a set of rules that “make harm rarer in the first place.”
This all sounds nice and dandy—but beware. So-called transformative and procedural justice will not benefit you, but will crush you. Anything that’s perceived as “harmful” against “women and people from marginalized groups” can and will be used to censor you. Christine Su may reassuringly claim that “the point is not to make the entire world a safe space,” but she’s open about the fact that she will help give the Coalition of the Fringes more control over what people are allowed to do and say on Twitter.
Big Tech has emerged as an existential threat to the Bill of Rights and the Constitution. If they succeed in validating Biden’s electoral fraud, it will mean an end to America and a death sentence for Western Civilization.
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