These Biden people have gone beyond the pale, and beyond parody.
Twitter censored Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria’s president. Nigeria responded by banning Twitter. The US government is now shilling Twitter talking points, claiming that stopping censorship is the real censorship.
The State Department issued a statement demanding that Nigeria reverse the ban.
The United States condemns the ongoing suspension of Twitter by the Government of Nigeria. We call on the government to respect freedom of expression by reversing this suspension. https://t.co/bOkcgc2kDz
— Ned Price (@StateDeptSpox) June 10, 2021
“The United States condemns the ongoing suspension of Twitter by the Nigerian government and subsequent threats to arrest and prosecute Nigerians who use Twitter,” State Department spokesman Ned Price said in the statement, adding that “unduly restricting” Nigerian’s right to “report, gather, and disseminate opinions and information has no place in a democracy.”
It just almost makes your head explode.
Nigeria literally banned Twitter because they were “unduly restricting” the people’s right to “report, gather, and disseminate opinions and information.” They blocked the country’s president from speaking.
Twitter was banned in Nigeria for the sake of protecting freedom of speech.
The Biden Administration’s statement is almost the exact same as Twitter’s own statement. Apparently, these people just think everyone is too stupid to work this through in their heads:
- Twitter goes into a country and offers a communication service free of charge
- Twitter claims that they allow free speech
- The country adopts Twitter for use as a communications platform
- Twitter then begins censoring speech they don’t like and promoting speech they do like in order to manipulate said country’s politics and social order
Allowing Twitter to come into your country and undermine your entire society by deciding who is allowed to say what is literally the opposite of freedom. This is the opposite of an open society.
Twitter censors profusely, and they do so with an active political agenda.
Twitter was LITERALLY banned in Nigeria because they CENSORED INFORMATION.
Twitter was allowed in Nigeria BEFORE they censored the president.
They also censored the sitting President of the United States, with the stated goal of manipulating the American political environment.
This is all just totally insane. The Biden Administration is arguing in defense of censorship while claiming that preventing censorship is censorship.
There may be some people who are too stupid to understand that you have less freedom of speech when you allow a monopoly corporation to regulate speech, but surely, this is a small number of people.
Obviously, the US government is coming to Twitter’s defense because they themselves want to be able to use the platform to manipulate politics and society in Nigeria. The relationship between the tech companies and the intelligence agencies couldn’t really be any more transparent.
People shocked by the CIA's woke turn seem to forget that the agency's precursor, OSS, employed Herbert Marcuse, father of the New Left, for years before he moved on to the State Department.pic.twitter.com/THEaf2alr8
— Michael Knowles (@michaeljknowles) May 3, 2021
Every country that allows these companies to operate ends up with blue-haired fat women rioting on their streets demanding anal sex.
Furthermore: what about all that “anti-colonialism” talk? Nigerians are blacks, and the US government is demanding that a company run by whites be allowed to control the flow of information in their country.
This demand to allow Twitter is a bold-faced attack on Nigerian sovereignty.
Every other country in the world should ban Twitter – and they shouldn’t be allowed to operate in the United States, either. We have a First Amendment, and there is nothing in our Constitution that says “private companies are allowed to deny your fundamental rights.”
Nigeria, unlike America, is a serious country.
If the Chinese could stop for a minute a realize that countries other than China exist, they would start turning their own social media companies into franchises for countries to use as an alternative to Twitter and Facebook. The fact is that yes, people do like using the internet to communicate – but you don’t have to give all of that control over to the CIA.
If Russia doesn’t ban Twitter soon, they’re going to have a very serious problem. I know a lot of Russian nationalists, who defend Vladimir Putin and the country, who are consistently banned from the platform. This is anti-freedom. It is the opposite of freedom. More importantly, it undermines sovereignty, which should be the first national priority of every country.