The censorship of Conservative voices reached a new milestone this weekend. Social media networks such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Snapchat, and Twitch blocked President Trump's accounts and fan groups.
After a temporary suspension, Twitter was forced to follow Facebook's example and ban Trump permanently. In fact, the tweet that got Trump's account permanently suspended was hardly inciting.
"The 75,000,000 great American Patriots who voted for me, AMERICA FIRST, and MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN, will have a GIANT VOICE long into the future. They will not be disrespected or treated unfairly in any way, shape or form!!!"
Twitter said that although the president's subsequent tweets did not breach its terms, it had to deactivate his account because of "specifically how they are being received and interpreted on and off Twitter." Apparently, Trump was guilty if people misinterpreted his tweets.
Similarly, the social media network Parler was banned from Apple App Store and Google Play store. Amazon also banned Parler from its AWS cloud infrastructure forcing it offline. In response, Parler sued Amazon for violating anti-trust laws and for breaching their contract following the incident.
Tech companies have also banned multiple social media accounts for insisting that Kyle Rittenhouse acted in self-defense. This is despite the argument being considered by the court, which deems Rittenhouse innocent until proven guilty.
However, big tech companies have already found the teen guilty and are willing to enforce their decision by banning users who disagree with their unilateral judgment.
Consequently, Facebook deleted several groups for supporting the self-defense argument in Kyle's case. Similarly, while YouTube deleted videos and demonetized channels for supporting Rittenhouse.
Weeks before, the social media companies censored anybody who described the Black Lives Matter rioters as terrorists and vandals. However, they allowed the Left to use every conceivable derogatory term to describe the Capitol protesters. Even Joe Biden described them as insurrectionists, racists, and domestic terrorists.
"Don't dare call them protesters," Joe Biden said. "They were a riotous mob. Insurrectionists. Domestic terrorists. It's that basic. It's that simple."
Other Leftists on Twitter such as Rick Klein, the Political Director for ABC News based in Washington, D.C suggested the “cleansing” of the Trump movement. The genocidal tweet was allowed to remain on Twitter until Klein removed it following a backlash.
“Trump will be an ex-president in 13 days. The fact is that getting rid of Trump is the easy part. Cleansing the movement he commands is going to be something else,” Klein tweeted.
The tweet was quoted from an ABC article which is still available and shareable on all social media networks. However, the same networks prevented us from sharing any links from blogs suggesting that Kyle acted in self-defense.
Months before, the social media networks censored guns, pro-gun groups, and pages. Facebook even admittedly “mistakenly” censored Rep. Matt Caldwell’s 15-second ad.
“Facebook’s liberal agenda is keeping our campaign for Commissioner of Agriculture from sharing our message,” Caldwell said. “Facebook has mislabeled our ad in an effort to censor our pro-Second Amendment.”
The censorship of conservative voices became fashionable during the Obama administration, gained momentum during Trump's presidency, and will become mandatory under Biden - Harris administration.
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