Now that it’s been fully proven that right-wingers are totally incapable of building their own platforms, it’s time to just go ahead and ban everyone.
If they want to talk to someone on the internet, then they can create a chatbot and talk to that.
The first few months of new Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal’s tenure have validated fears his leadership would reduce free expression on the site, critics told The Post.
Numerous high-profile accounts have been banned — including a sitting member of Congress and a virologist who helped invent mRNA vaccine technology.
“It does appear that in the last month, particularly, Twitter has ramped up the censorship of people not just on the right, but people who go against the consensus,” Dan Gainor, of the conservative watchdog Media Research Center, said.
Since Agrawal took the reins, the site permabanned one of the accounts of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) for allegedly violating its “COVID-19 misinformation policy.”
“For Twitter to ban my account for what they perceive as COVID ‘misinformation’ is quite a concern, because the information I shared is actually from the CDC website,” she posted on Gettr, a GOP-friendly Twitter competitor.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) slammed Twitter’s move, and suggested that if Big Tech companies censor constitutionally protected speech, effectively acting as publishers, it should lose the protection of Section 230 — federal law which immunizes platforms from liability for third-party content.
Twitter also permanently barred Dr. Robert Malone — who has widely been credited with inventing the mRNA technology used in the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 immunizations — without identifying the offending content. Malone’s posts had questioned the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines.
Another scientist, Prof. Michael Makris, who specialized in hemostasis and thrombosis at the University of Sheffield, had to delete a tweet on a new type of COVID-19 vaccine under development, or face a ban.
Just The News founder John Solomon was suspended for tweeting an article on the Food and Drug Administration’s statement that the fully approved Comirnaty vaccine is “legally distinct” from the emergency-approved Pfizer-BioNTech product, which is more widely available in the United States.
Popular news aggregator Politics for All — founded by Spectator social media editor Nick Moar — was also reportedly banned for unspecified “platform manipulation.”
Also booted from Twitter for good: Mystery Grove Publishing Company, a small press which publishes out-of-print books, such as the memoirs of the last White Russian commander in chief, Pyotr Wrangel.
It’s just everyone.
Just going ahead and banning everyone.
That’s why they brought in this new guy. If they would have told @jack “it’s time to ban everyone, m8,” he’d have been like, “whoa, bro – you mean like, everyone, everyone?”
The Paki just smiles unnaturally and says “yes, yes, everyone – good, good, okay.”
I am back on Twitter. Twitter blocked my account for “Spreading misleading and potentially harmful information about COVID19”. Judge for yourselves if the relevant tweet is so bad. 1/3 pic.twitter.com/b1XodkPQ3I
— Michael Makris (@ProfMakris) December 23, 2021
Twitter (all big tech), if you shut down constitutionally protected speech (not lewd and obscene) you should lose 230 protection. Acting as publisher and censorship regime should mean shutting down the business model you rely on today, and I will work to make that happen.
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) January 4, 2022