As the election draws closer, U.S. President Donald J. Trump told Ben Domenech, publisher of The Federalist, that he expects Twitter to ban him from the site in an outright attempt to silence his campaign and message to his supporters.
With the election at stake, the big two, Twitter and Facebook, see themselves as ‘arbiters of truth’ when in fact they are more like publishers of dis-information in the form of propaganda.
The platforms believe it is their mission to sway the election against Trump, or any other conservative viewpoint, in an effort to push America ever more toward their choice, the liberal party that stands for a Marxist society and the eventual destruction of our nation.
Ironically, these companies have made their fortunes based on the capitalistic society that is America now. Typical Liberal mentality — what’s good for us is not good for you.
Twitter and Facebook have been censoring conservative users for quite awhile but in the past the methods had been more subtle.
A more recent trend among both platforms, along with Instagram and YouTube, is for more blatant attacks on freedom of speech and what is acceptable forms of violence and other ‘prohibited speech’ on the respective platforms.
A clear double standard is established and none of the platforms are trying to hide it very well. They almost rub it into the noses of the users it censors by offering senseless nonsensical standards under which they attempt to rationalize their censorship of a particular content.
Trump noted, “You see their leaders on TV saying ‘give us what we want, or we’ll burn down this system and replace it. That’s almost terrorism.”
When Trump calls for action against the violence, Twitter tries to ban him or posts a warning on his tweets.
His last salvo that didn’t pass Twitter’s muster was warning protesters that he would come down hard if they persisted in destroying Lafayette Square; Twitter deemed that, the President applying the nation’s laws, a “threat of violence.”
John Daniel Davidson, political editor for The Federalist, wrote:
“Twitter’s criteria for what’s misleading, abusive, or harassing, or what ‘glorifies violence,’ is entirely one-sided and almost always enforced against conservatives and Republicans but never against leftists or Democrats. Don’t hold your breath waiting for Twitter to ban videos of rioters beating up passersby and torching storefronts, or Democrats lying, or left-wing accounts abusing copyrights. It’s not going to happen.”
The users that share the two companies’ liberal views are deemed acceptable speech, even if promoting violence, all other speech is labeled as unacceptable.
They still use sneaky tactics in their assault on free speech in some cases.
Simply writing factual information that goes against the mainstream news or big tech platforms’ ideology gets a ban and, in many cases, the ban isn’t even realized until viewership has unexpectedly and noticeably dropped for no other obvious reason than shadow-banning — the most underhanded move, when it all looks like normal, except for only 1% of your followers see your posts.
The Department of Justice is investigating big tech and the possibility of regulating them or reforming Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act which provides some lawsuit protection for big technology companies when they act as neutral platforms rather than censoring publishers.
Trump also made it clear that the choice between ending their monopolies of the public square should be preferable to them than allowing lawsuits from every user who has felt persecuted by their one-sided policies.
“Section 230 is a double-edged sword,” Trump said, but “would be a much bigger problem for these companies than even just breaking them up … because you would have to be fighting lawsuits all the time. And believe me, I know a little about that.”
“But I want these companies to be successful, and to be based here in America because if you go too far, they end up looking at what is being offered by China instead, and I don’t want that.”
President Trump mentioned moving to other platforms, such as Parler, to rally his base. On the surface, this might work, if not for the fact that Parler is still a newly developing platform with a limited user base — either way, it’s a closed-off room, or, in the public square, like speaking in only one corner.
“Some people say I should join Parler,” Trump told The Western Journal, which referred to the platform as “an unbiased social media focused on real user experiences and engagement.”
Similarly, conservative journalists and online news outlets have been forced to find other means of reaching their audience including, Quartermaster News, among many others, now formally de-platformed from Twitter and Facebook.
The other way to look at it, too much truth making you an object of censorship means you must be over the target, otherwise, why bother shutting you down?
With the election only four months away, Trump and other conservatives will surely have to get creative to sneak sensitive information behind enemy lines, while Americans rise up to muster every resource available to fight the censorship machine of big tech leading to our nation’s own destruction from within.