The Death Of Free Speech: Twitter Ramps Up 'Censorship' Of "Hate Facts"

Authored by Mac Slavo via SHTFplan.com,

Twitter is banning conservatives and others who don’t subscribe to the leftist mentality plaguing social media.  Using the excuse that people are posting “hate facts,” the social media outlet is just shutting down accounts that post any truth that doesn’t fare well for the liberal agenda.

By now, it should be well understood that the terms “hate facts” and “hate speech” are nothing more than buzzwords used by the left as an excuse to suppress the speech of those with which they disagree.  This is becoming more and more apparent as we devolve quickly toward a fully totalitarian system too.

Breitbart reported that the most high-profile individual to be banned on this basis was Islam critic Tommy Robinson, who received a permanent ban from Twitter after he posted statistics showing that Muslims are vastly overrepresented in child grooming gangs in the U.K. Robinson is now taking Twitter to court to prove that “facts are now treated as hate.”

The censorship of British accounts, including those of the Britain First team, is tied to increasing pressure from European governments for social media platforms to censor their users. Robinson claims that 10,000 Twitter accounts have been closed at the request of the U.K. government over alleged “hate.”

Facebook has banned the conservative political group Britain First for breaking its rules that prohibit “hate speech” on the social media platform.  Facebook said they had “repeatedly posted content designed to incite animosity and hatred against minority groups.”

Britain First described itself as “a patriotic resistance and ‘frontline’ for our long-suffering people” that will “restore Christianity as the bedrock” of national life and put British workers first. –SHTFPlan

There are now concerns that the accounts of American users are also being shut down at the request of European governments. Nick Monroe, an independent journalist based in America, says he was banned from the platform after he began an investigation of Tell MAMA, an “anti-Islamophobia” organization based in the United Kingdom. Monroe’s account was eventually restored without explanation only after he publicized his story, and Breitbart contacted Twitter for comments. 

Even when European politics aren’t involved, Twitter still punishes conservatives for making factual claims. Conservative twitter user Mark Samenfink had his account locked after claiming that black-on-black homicide was more common than other types of homicide and implying that Islamic terror attacks were more common than non-Islamic terror attacks.  But these facts fly in the fact of the globalist and liberal agenda of complete government control over everyone, so Twitter is doing it’s part to suppress factual information, just like Google, and Adolf Hitler in Nazi Germany.

Twitter also refuses to address attempts by left-wingers to scam its reporting system. Pro-Israel account Ozraeli Dave was hit with a temporary suspension over a tweet in which he called out an anti-semitic tweet from another user. Facebook has used this tactic as well, suspending a conservative comedian for posting violent hate messages he’s received from liberals.

Williams stated that despite multiple reports drawing Facebook’s attention to the screenshots and the abuse he keeps receiving, Facebook failed to act. “Facebook said that they reviewed the screenshots and said that none of the threats violated Facebook’s guidelines,” said Williams. –SHTFPlan

In January, Twitter employees were caught on camera boasting about discriminating against pro-Trump, conservative accounts. One employee discussed shadowbanning political accounts, a practice that Twitter has continually denied using, while another claimed that accounts that expressed an interest in “god, guns, and America” were likely to be flagged as “bots.” Another employee, Mo Norai, explained that Twitter moderators regularly discriminated against accounts deemed to be pro-Trump.

“Censorship reflects a society’s lack of confidence in itself.” –Potter Stewart

The things that are going to be blocked are not going to be fake storiesThe things that are going to be blocked and censored, the things they are going to keep from people is going to be stuff they just don’t want you to focus on or know about.” – Melissa Dykes

Comments

cheka Fri, 05/11/2018 - 10:19 Permalink

skype are conducting an all-out attack on the first

just google the term 'hate' and your puter will explode with their agenda

funny that their 'entertainment' is all hate all the time.  perhaps we should call our work entertainment too

hedgeless_horseman FireBrander Fri, 05/11/2018 - 10:26 Permalink

 

Are facts racist?

Have you noticed that much of what is labeled as fake news, is actually opinion, and vice versa?  This is important to recognize, as governments and statists push to eliminate fake news, they are really trying to eliminate opinion.  I am looking at you, Mr. Zuckerburg and Mr. Brin.  When the government gets to decide for the individual what is fact, and what is not, then liberty is lost.  

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-05-07/second-zh-symposium-and-live-…

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FEDbuster techpriest Fri, 05/11/2018 - 11:33 Permalink

I was really pissed at Trump when he had his gun control bill meeting, but now I see the tactic he used.  He let the Marxists throw out all their wildest dreams about gun grabbing and banning.  Told them to come up with one giant, never passable bill, and boom nothing has happened.  Just a referral to the ATF for review of "bump stock" ban, which hopefully disappear like the giant Marxist's gun control fantasy bill.

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MrSteve techpriest Fri, 05/11/2018 - 13:00 Permalink

The brainless comments posted on WaPo in the time of bulletin boards foreshadowed the brainless comments and current tactics of public sewers like Twitter and Facebook. My advice: don’t get any of it on ya! - just keep away from these worthless places. I will note that some groups needing mutual support use FB for that purpose and there it serves the common good. For evrything else, it’s a waste.

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HopefulCynical bamawatson Fri, 05/11/2018 - 10:51 Permalink

11. bamawatson is the sort of clown who makes libertarians look bad.

They're a GODDAMN MONOPOLY due to economy of scale and established presence. They are IN LEAGUE with the censorious elements in the various governments. ERGO, free speech is FUCKING DEAD until we bring these social media (((decision makers))) under the firm control of the 1st Amendment.

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11b40 bamawatson Fri, 05/11/2018 - 10:54 Permalink

Twitter is open to the public.  So, how are they allowed to discriminate?  What does their corporate charter say the nature of their business is?  If it is simply to provide a platform for communication, it is essentially the same as a telephone company.  Does the phone company get to monitor your conversations and decide what can be said?

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The First Rule bamawatson Fri, 05/11/2018 - 14:53 Permalink

bamawatson - 

 

Twitter is not at all free to censor whomever they feel like and still remain a "Neutral Third Party".

What Twitter is now doing is that of a Publisher, and unless they change their ways and stop censoring they need to be treated as such.

 

Now I imagine your Liberal brain is already lost, so let me help clarify: 

If Twitter loses Neutral Third Party status, they open themselves up to a level of Legal Liable on an almost Unimaginable Scale.

In fact it could easily put them out of business.   

 

 

 

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CRM114 hedgeless_horseman Fri, 05/11/2018 - 11:14 Permalink

Personally, I'm in favor of complete free speech, and therefore also think one ought to be able to not listen to any speech one doesn't like. I extend that privilege to Twitter. It would be silly not to, as people do it anyway, by one means or another.

If Twitter are perceived as having a monopoly, then that's a separate problem. If not, and there is sufficient demand, a free speech alternative will arise.

There is only one problem at the heart of this, and that's the attitude to freedom of your neighbors. If they are prepared to give theirs up, the tyranny of the majority will take yours too, eventually. Same for a republic, it's just that rendering a Constitution worthless takes longer. If they aren't prepared to give them up, then ways will be found to ignore whatever comes down from central government. The speed limit round here is 20 faster than the Government says, and nobody pays taxes for car repairs, unless they are stupid enough to go to a Main Stealer, in which case they get what they deserve ;) 

Choose your neighbors carefully, your freedom depends on it.

 

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FreeMoney Grandad Grumps Fri, 05/11/2018 - 12:14 Permalink

Government is the legitimized use of force.  Unfortunately, they take care of them selves first, and the taxpayers afterwards.

When a citizen is shot, how does government respond?

When a police officer is shot, how does government respond?

Yeah, not the same.

This is why the US founding fathers did everything they thought possible to limit the size and scope of government.  Obviously, it didn't work so well and now we have government 100x to 1,000x larger then it should be.

Jefferson was right.  We will have to water the tree to regain our liberty. 

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techpriest pathoftherightous Fri, 05/11/2018 - 11:21 Permalink

Minds.com
DTube
Steemit

IMO, the next phase of social media is to create a communication standard that gives you the option to connect to/disconnect from any server running the standard (an example of this in gaming would be Minecraft). This way, there is no longer a Twitter or Facebook per se, so much as apps of your choice, which show you servers that you could connect to, which in turn would create something that looks like social media, but under the hood you might be looking at tens or dozens of sites at the same time.

Also, I'm working on GDPR compliance right now, and let me tell you, if you are dumb enough to beg the government for protection from Facebook and Twitter, then Facebook and Twitter will gladly sit down with Chuck Grassley (look it up, that senator openly asked Zuckerberg to write the regulation) and write up a set of rules that will give them a permanent monopoly and free reign to keep expunging popular opinions on behalf of select members of Congress and their Deep State friends. They are also going to shut down the exact standard I just mentioned above.

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robobbob bamawatson Fri, 05/11/2018 - 14:20 Permalink

wedding cake bakers are not a government agency?

we are free to not use a baker we do not like, or does not like our message?

so all those wedding cake bakers have been persecuted for no reason then?

your comment is absurd. all messages that are approved by the left must by conveyed, all messages counter to leftist narrative must be suppressed.

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