The banning of my work, my website and articles has been since 2016 when we first filed our lawsuit against the DoJ challenging Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA) under the First Amendment. Section 230 provides immunity from lawsuits to Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, thereby permitting these social media giants to engage in government-sanctioned censorship and discriminatory business practices free from legal challenge.
Regrettably, nothing was done. Did anyone believe it would end there? Leftwing coroporate managers have been systematically silencing the right. We have reached a tipping point.
I salute President Trump.
Trump says ‘too many’ conservative voices ‘some good & some bad’ are being silenced on social media and declares he ‘won’t let that happen’ even though he puts up with the ‘sick behavior’ of the ‘fake news’
- Trump blames tech companies for ‘closing down the opinions of many on the Right’
- ‘Too many voices are being destroyed,’ the president tweeted on Saturday
- Trump may be reacting to decision by tech giants to ban Infowars’ Alex Jones
By Phoebe Weston and Ariel Zilber For Dailymail.com and Reuters, 18 August 2018
President Donald Trump has accused social media companies of ‘totally discriminating against Republican/Conservative voices.’
‘Speaking loudly and clearly for the Trump Administration, we won’t let that happen,’ the president tweeted early Saturday morning.
‘They are closing down the opinions of many people on the RIGHT, while at the same time doing nothing to others.
‘Censorship is a very dangerous thing & absolutely impossible to police.
President Donald Trump has accused social media companies of ‘totally discriminating against Republican/Conservative voices’
Censorship is a very dangerous thing & absolutely impossible to police,’ Trump tweeted early Saturday morning
Who is making the choices, because I can already tell you that too many mistakes are being made,’ Trump tweeted on Saturday
‘If you are weeding out Fake News, there is nothing so Fake as CNN & MSNBC, & yet I do not ask that their sick behavior be removed.
I get used to it and watch with a grain of salt, or don’t watch at all.’
The president continued: ‘Too many voices are being destroyed, some good & some bad, and that cannot be allowed to happen.
‘Who is making the choices, because I can already tell you that too many mistakes are being made.
‘Let everybody participate, good & bad, and we will all just have to figure it out!’
Though Trump was not specific, he was likely reacting to the recent decision by tech giants Google, Facebook, Spotify, and Apple to ban the controversial conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.
Earlier this week, Twitter Inc banned Jones and his website Infowars from tweeting for seven days, saying their tweets violated company’s rules against abusive behavior.
The microblogging site said it had asked Jones late Tuesday to delete the tweet that contained a video, which according to a company spokesman had a segment that is an ‘incitement to violence.’
The tweet in question was deleted.
The Infowars account repeated the same content that Jones had posted on Tuesday night and the company took a similar action on Wednesday, the spokesman said.
The temporary ban means Jones and Infowars can browse and send direct messages to followers, but would not be able to tweet, retweet, or like.
Twitter’s rules against abusive behavior says that a user may not engage in the targeted harassment of someone or incite other people to do so.
Last week, major tech companies including Apple, Alphabet’s YouTube, and Facebook took down podcasts and channels from the Infowars author, saying he broke community standards.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey told NBC News’ Lester Holt in an exclusive interview.he resisted banning Jones, the embattled conspiracy theorist and radio host, despite calls to do so from in and outside the firm
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey this week defended the social media network’s decision to put Infowars’ Alex Jones in a seven-day ‘timeout’.
Dorsey said he resisted banning Jones, the embattled conspiracy theorist and radio host, despite calls to do so from in and outside the firm.
‘We can’t build a service that is subjective just to the whims of what we personally believe,’ Dorsey told NBC News’ Lester Holt in an exclusive interview.
WHAT IS A TWITTER TIMEOUT?
Alex Jones account has been placed in read-only mode for seven days.
Twitter confirmed he can still browse Twitter posts, but can’t interact with other users by tweeting, retweeting or liking posts.
Jones was also required to delete the offending tweet, which included a snippet of video, Twitter said.
‘I feel any suspension, whether it be a permanent or a temporary one, makes someone think about their actions and their behaviors,’ Dorsey said.
When asked by Holt if he believes Jones will change his behavior, Dorsey said he did not know.
‘Whether it works within this case to change some of those behaviors and change some of those actions, I don’t know,’ Dorsey said.
‘But this is consistent with how we enforce.’
The ban was imposed after InfoWars creator Jones tweeted a link to an online video calling for supporters to get their ‘battle rifles’ ready against media and others.
Austin-based right-wing broadcaster Jones, who believes the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting was a hoax, won’t be able to tweet or retweet from his personal account for the next seven days, although he can still browse Twitter.
Dorsey said he feels ‘terrible’ at the pain Jones has caused the Sandy Hook families and acknowledged that the company had been slow to respond.
‘I think we have felt behind and we have felt that we have moved too slow in a lot of our actions,’ he said.
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