Update (1550ET): Twitter has restored the Ghislaine Maxwell tracking account following this morning's outrage.
I’m back again…. And then if I go down… I’ll be back again …— Ghislaine Maxwell Trial News. (@Trial_Tracker) December 8, 2021
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On Wednesday, Twitter nuked the latter.
Maxwell trial tracker did not kill itself pic.twitter.com/lHj5e4jALU— Greg Capital (@phoenixvalue) December 8, 2021
The owner of the account reported the following on the Free Press Report:
I woke up this morning and the @TrackerTrial account on Twitter was suspended. All the other accounts that I have made in the past were also suspended. This was the only note that I received.
The @TrackerTrial account was the largest account on Twitter that specifically tracked the Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein trial.
According to Twitter’s rules, apparently the account was “artificially” amplifying information. I am not sure what I was “amplifying” and how I was doing that.
The account got insane engagement, which by the way, was all organic. There was not outside amplification. The people wanted to hear the truth about the Ghislaine Maxwell, and Jeffrey Epstein trial and the engagement numbers showed that. There were hundreds of millions in impressions and an account that went from zero to over 525,000 followers in a couple of weeks. All we did was report information from the trial that the mainstream media was failing to do.
Going forward we will continue to report on the trial and all forms of big government and corporate corruption. This is just the beginning. We have appealed to Twitter for a possible lift of the suspension, but it is likely we will never hear from them.
Big tech has gotten too powerful, and they can silence us anytime they want. As we wrote earlier in the week in an article titled, The Global Media Industrial Complex:
Local blogs and websites are suppressed by big tech algorithms. If you write one thing out of line Google can institute a site wide ban, making sure you never show up in search algorithms again. Facebook restricts what is posted on their website. Twitter suppresses any outside links, to keep users on their own site. The year is 2021 and big brother is watching.
The only thing I am asking is for everyone to share this article to get the word out. All information pertaining to this trial will be exclusively written here. I also have a Gab account if anyone is interested in a more informal route of communication. Finally, if you want to support the freedom of speech and press, consider becoming a paid member of The Free Press Report.
The only way for us to stay independent and provide coverage of corruption indefinitely is to be a reader supported publication. We need to go back to the old school days where the PEOPLE supported and funded the free press. The Founding Fathers believed in the freedom of press. The right to report on news and circulate opinion without censorship from the government. Today this censorship is from big tech, another powerful arm of a tyrannical government.
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Meanwhile, Twitter also suspended the Pelosi Portfolio Tracker - which kept track of the Speaker's stock trades.
Along with the Maxwell Trial Tracker account, Twitter also banned the Nancy Pelosi Portfolio Tracker page that did an amazing job at shining a light on her corrupt dealings and her uncanny return rate on her investments that couldn't have been done without insider trading. pic.twitter.com/wbvgh1WGv4— 𝕴𝖆𝖓 𝕭𝖔𝖞𝖑𝖊 (@TheGeekHoard) December 8, 2021
As Roger L. Simon writes in the Epoch Times, "Now More Than Ever Conservatives Must Get Off Twitter":
By remaining on the social media (what a weird name, when you think about it) site they are, in essence, sleeping with the enemy, cooperating with a company that is as deeply mired in cancel culture as any.
I need not remind readers of how Twitter, under its then CEO Jack Dorsey, played a pivotal role weeks before election 2020 by blocking the New York Post’s accurate coverage of the Hunter Biden laptop scandal.
This same portable computer—we have just learned via the Post’sthrough her new book “Laptop from Hell”—contained yet more appalling information linking the Biden family to Xi Jinping’s China .
Polls tell us that had more of the public been informed about the laptop before the election, the. (Or may have been accurate, if you prefer.)
And yet, despite my importuning (which I readily admit doesn’t count for much), not to mention the freedom of speech principles they claim to believe in, few well-known conservatives, politicians or media, have left Twitter to this date.
Sadly, they seem addicted to it. Or perhaps they are afraid of being left out. Whatever the case, it’s an unattractive mix of cowardice and hypocrisy.
Now, however, Jack Dorsey has resigned and a new CEO installed, the company’s former CTO, Parag Agrawal.
After only one day of the new regime—whataptly calls “Gulag Parag”—Twitter has actually made a turn to the worse, taking it further toward the fascistic.
The platform has issuedbanning the sharing of images or videos without, in most cases, the explicit consent of those being photographed.
In other words, good-bye the victims of Waukesha because there was no time to ask people questions, let alone get the consent of the mass murderer.
Good-bye, Antifa burning buildings. (Can you imagine getting their permission? You’d probably get bashed over the head with a skateboard, if you were lucky.).
Good-bye, virtually anything that reflects poorly on the left or their ideologies. BLM riots and similar are unlikely to appear again.
What was most interesting about Twitter was its immediacy. No more. We are now in the era of “selective immediacy.”
Twitter will only show what the new regime wants it to. How neo-Stalinist. No wonder Dorsey wanted to beat it and turn over the reins before the inevitable pushback.
Speaking of which, who is Parag Agrawal? He has been accused of racism for, you guessed it,t.
I’ll give him a pass on that, largely because Twitter itself, through its telegraphic form that rewards the clever put-down over the substantive, consistently brings out the worst in people. Social media, as I implied above, is misnomered. It should be called anti-social media.
I won’t, however, give Agrawal a pass on his new regulations. He comes from the tech world and it seems increasing numbers of techs are skeptical of free speech, perhaps because they study technology, not history. Technology has the illusion of being definitive when it’s not. (Remember “garbage in, garbage out.”)
This is a moment of change toward the further totalitarian at Twitter and, as is written in the I-Ching, “Change… Opportunity.”
The opportunity here is for conservatives to finally get off. Agrawal and company have provided an excuse for those who need it. To remain on a platform that has ramped up its already significant censorship capabilities to such a degree would be a new level of hypocrisy.
And toward what end? Is anybody really listening, anybody who might be convinced of something? Will the gang at CNN finally admit their constant prevarications? Hardly.
Reforming Twitter is impossible. You don’t own it. Better to do the right thing—leave and in so doing destroy it. The stock is already headed down. Keep it that way.
You’ll be doing everybody a favor, including liberals and progressives, although most of them may be too clueless to realize social media is polluting everyone’s brains.
But do it most of all to feel better about yourself. Trust me—you will.