TWITTER CEO’S FLAMING HYPOCRISY ON CENSORSHIP
Lol! I just read Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey’s epiphany after banning the US president, Donald Trump, from his platform. I’ve cut out the drivel where he claims the decision was taken in the interest of public safety while liberals are doxxing conservatives on Twitter, compiling lists of those whose lives should be destroyed for supporting Trump and planning Antifa, Blm riots on the platform. Even terrorists ply their trade there, like the leader of Iran (the country that is the biggest sponsor of terrorism worldwide) who is constantly threatening the US and Israel with physical attacks.
Part of Dorsey’s statement published in a tweet thread reads as follows:
“While there are clear and obvious exceptions, I feel a ban is a failure of ours ultimately to promote healthy conversation. And a time for us to reflect on our operations and the environment around us.
“Having to take these actions fragment the public conversation. They divide us. They limit the potential for clarification, redemption, and learning. And sets a precedent I feel is dangerous: the power an individual or corporation has over a part of the global public conversation.
“The check and accountability on this power has always been the fact that a service like Twitter is one small part of the larger public conversation happening across the internet. If folks do not agree with our rules and enforcement, they can simply go to another internet service.
“This concept was challenged last week when a number of foundational internet tool providers also decided not to host what they found dangerous. I do not believe this was coordinated. More likely: companies came to their own conclusions or were emboldened by the actions of others.
“Yes, we all need to look critically at inconsistencies of our policy and enforcement. Yes, we need to look at how our service might incentivize distraction and harm. Yes, we need more transparency in our moderation operations.”
Would Dorsey have expressed any remorse if Twitter’s stock prices had not tumbled after banning Trump? And is he making any definite effort to level the playing field for people with different viewpoints? I don’t think so. This is virtue signalling at best.
Till date, Twitter is continuing with banning and slapping restrictions on conservative accounts. People are forced to delete tweets that go against its preferred narrative on any issue; prevented from using some features of their accounts like likes, retweets and follows; receive temporary suspensions for posting what Twitter disapproves of, no matter how true; they are shadow banned and their accounts whittled down. Over the past week, Twitter’s practice of removing followers from conservative accounts has reached alarming levels. Some blue-check conservatives have lost hundreds of thousands of followers to reduce their reach and influence. Even my small account has gone from over 5,500 followers to below 3,800. I don’t know how much longer the haemorrhaging will take to completely wipe out my following.
In a related tweet, Twitter Public Policy condemned the shutdown of access to social media by the Ugandan government in the run-up to elections in the country as a result of the uneven censorship they practise.
“Ahead of the Ugandan election, we’re hearing reports that Internet service providers are being ordered to block social media and messaging apps.
“We strongly condemn internet shutdowns – they are hugely harmful, violate basic human rights and the principles of the #OpenInternet.”
Imagine the two-facedness! A private company exercising vast dictatorial powers, up to the point of silencing the president of its own country, preaching about the danger of violating basic human rights to another country!
These tech oligarchs go in front of Congress and lie through their teeth, claiming they do not discriminate against ideas that are contrary to their political ideologies whereas they rabidly do so. The talk about public safety is hogwash when they give actual dangerous elements free rein. There are so many instances of influential liberals and Democrat politicians encouraging the rioters who burnt cities and businesses, shot people and created autonomous zones over many months last year on Twitter and raising money for their bail. None of them were banned or asked to delete their tweets.
And now they’re shutting down alternative platforms! ParIer, which Dorsey referred to its termination in the tweet that started with, “This concept was challenged last week,” was targeted for offering sanctuary to people who jettisoned Twitter and Facebook or were kicked out to deny them a voice, simple as that! On Jan. 10, investigative journalist and attorney, Glenn Greenwald, tweeted that, “Far more violence has been planned on Facebook than on Parler, including at the Capitol & many other violent protests as well.” So why haven’t Google and Apple removed its app from their stores and blocked it on their phones as they’ve done to the Parler app, which was the No. 1 downloaded app for months? Why hasn’t Facebook been pulled from its hosts in the cloud like Amazon kicked Parler out from its servers with only a 30-hour, rather than a 30-day notice, and possibly intimidating all its vendors and support services to drop it as well?
It appears these tech giants are even putting pressure on domain registration authorities to deregister existing social media that do not bend the knee to them, like Gab. Reasonable people on both sides of the political divide are mad at them for acting like tyrants and it’s translating into huge financial losses, at least for Facebook and Twitter. In just two days of trading after Trump was banned from them, the two social media lost a combined $51.2b of their market value.
Just like Congress, all the social media and other companies did not allow investigations by law enforcement to determine who was responsible for the riots at the Capitol Hill before punishing Trump and branding his supporters domestic terrorists. Not one property has been destroyed or person killed by Trump supporters since Biden was declared winner or even when one of them was attacked or murdered over the years. And suddenly, they’ve learnt to organise and execute an “insurrection”?
Already, it has been discovered that paid agitators and anarchists, like John Sullivan (founder of Insurgence USA), helped to instigate the riots. His own YouTube videos posted after the event (and being used as evidence against him in court) show him saying, “We accomplished this sh*t!” and asking people to set fires during the riot. There’s also a video of him and photojournalist, Jade Sacker, triumphantly saying, “We did it!” givng the impression that there was a plan to orchestrate the breach/violence and blame Trump and his supporters. Moreover, the timeline of events on Jan. 6 shows that the chaos at the Capitol started while Trump was still speaking.
And for the icing on the cake, Project Veritas, headed by James O’Keefe, has released its exposé on Dorsey telling his workers that censorship is for the long haul.
“EXCLUSIVE: Twitter Insider Records CEO Jack Dorsey Laying Out Roadmap for Future Political Censorship … ‘We Are Focused on One Account [President Trump] Right Now, But This is Going to be Much Bigger Than Just One Account’”
So, until they get off their high horse and start treating their subscribers. fairly, the likes of Jack Dorsey deserve whatever they get from the discerning public.
“Facebook and Twitter, the two largest social media platforms to permanently ban President Donald Trump for his role in last week’s Capitol riots, saw $51.2 billion in combined market value erased over the last two trading sessions.”
“(CNN) – Evidence uncovered so far, including weapons and tactics seen on surveillance video, suggests a level of planning that has led investigators to believe the attack on the US Capitol was not just a protest that spiraled out of control …”
“The legacy media has spent the last week repeating the nonsense that Trump supporters travelled to Washington D.C. last week in a coordinated attempt to overthrow the government. It’s a lie.” An analysis