More Conservative Censorship: Roger Stone BANNED From Twitter
Censorship of conservative voices is only getting worse.
Liberals long ago took control of almost all conventional Major Media news sources. Newspapers, magazine and TV are at least 90% liberal, and many of them are far left.
Facebook, Twitter and YouTube brought a decentralization of that media to the masses….except those platforms are still owned and controlled by people who are mostly far left as well.
As a result, we have seen major censorship of conservative voices on those channels.
Take, for example, this story about YouTube’s attack on conservative contributors from just two months ago. From The Daily Caller:
YouTube is now demonetizing videos from content creators deemed too controversial for the platform, and conservatives and independents are being heavily impacted.
The move follows YouTube’s announcement earlier in August to catch and flag “controversial religious and supremacist” content hosted on the popular video-hosting website. Political and social commentators on YouTube are feeling the hurt—and they believe that they may be on a blacklist for having the wrong opinions.
The Daily Caller previously spoke to several popular commentary YouTuberswho expressed skepticism of the system when the move was first announced last week.
Affected creators are unable to make money from their work, which is automatically flagged or vetted by volunteer “experts.” In addition, the new system incorporates “tougher standards” for controversial videos that do not break YouTube’s terms of service, which are placed in a purgatory state that effectively censors them from being recommended to YouTube viewers.
The Daily Caller spoke to conservative and independent YouTubers whose channels are now being affected by the new policy. Conservative journalist Lauren Southern believes there is a drive to stifle politically divergent voices.
“I think it would be insane to suggest there’s not an active effort to censor conservative and independent views,” said Southern. “Considering most of Silicon Valley participate in the censorship of alleged ‘hate speech,’ diversity hiring and inclusivity committees. Their entire model is based around a far left outline. There’s no merit hiring, there’s no support of free speech and there certainly is not an equal representation of political views at these companies.”
Now we have a new one to add to the list of social media companies silencing conservative voices: Twitter just banned Trump-ally, Roger Stone.
It all started with this Tweet:
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) October 28, 2017
That apparently lead Twitter to suspend (and many assume ban) Stone.
For what, exactly, is the question. They claim it’s for violation of Terms of Service, but the left often tweets far more vile things than anything Stone said, and I am not familiar with any liberal bans. Just conservatives.
Here is more on the developing story, from Yahoo News:
Twitter has suspended the account of Roger Stone ― a notorious Republican political operative and longtime friend and former adviser to Donald Trump ― after Stone went on a vicious, profane tirade against several CNN journalists.
Stone exploded shortly after the network was the first to report Friday night that a federal grand jury in Washington, D.C., had filed initial charges in the investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. No details were available about the sealed indictments, but an arrest could be made as early as Monday, CNN reported.
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Stone attacked several CNN anchors and contributors by name, including Jake Tapper, Bill Kristol, Carl Bernstein, Don Lemon and Ana Navarro, as well as New York Times columnist Charles Blow.
He called Lemon an “ignorant lying covksucker” (sic), and a “dull witted arrogant partyboi,” adding: “You fake news you dumb piece of shit.” He said Lemon should be “humiliated, mocked and punished.” Stone also said that Tapper should be “severely punished.”
He called Navarro a “dumbfuck,” and attacked Kristol for his appearance, saying he was “packing on the pounds.”
Twitter has not commented publicly about Stone’s account, which was suspended Saturday. By any measure, though, several of Stone’s tweets violated Twitter’s standards of conduct, which bar “hateful conduct,” “harassment” and messages that promote violence.
BuzzFeed, citing unnamed sources, reported that Stone’s suspension is permanent. The Hollywood Reporter, citing “a source with direct knowledge of the situation,” also reported that Stone is permanently banned.
Folks, if we let them continue to ban top Conservative voices, we will have no voice left! This is very important. It’s not about Roger Stone, it’s about whether or not Conservatives will be allowed to speak in America.