The censorship of conservatives and those who buck the status quo is ongoing and increasing in intensity. Twitter has now suspended pro-Trump accounts such as MAGAphobia, which was set up to track violence against president Donald Trump’s supporters.
The @Magaphobia account had defined the word as an “irrational, unfounded fear of Donald Trump or his supporters” or bigotry towards those who voted for him.
The platform also suspended the @AOCPress account created by conservatives to parody freshman communist congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, despite the fact that it had apparently followed Twitter rules and labeled itself as satire, according to a report by RT.
The man who ran the parody account, Jewish conservative Mike Morrison, who tweets personally at @OfficeofMike, also had his account “permanently suspended,” according to conservative activist Courtney Holland.
.@OfficeOfMike has confirmed to me that he has been PERMANENTLY suspended from Twitter.
He also ran the @AOCpress account which is also permanently suspended.
— Courtney Holland ?? (@hollandcourtney) May 7, 2019
This news comes on the heels of Facebook’s de-platforming of those who go against the establishment. In an email to the account owner, Twitter said “you may not register or create fake and misleading accounts,” conservative website Human Events reported according to RT.
Actor Rob Scheider has accurately called the current censorship “a real Orwellian nightmare.” And other social media users are preparing themselves for a massive free speech battle.
Prominent Jewish conservative @OfficeofMike has been suspended for running an AOC parody account, which does not violate any of Twitter's policies.
The war to censor conservatives is gearing up to be in full swing. We cannot stay silent & we must fight.
— Ashley St. Clair (@stclairashley) May 7, 2019
Rational humans who understand the very basics of human rights see the move as more proof that liberal/communist social media sites like Facebook and Twitter are engaging in censorship in an effort to silence them. Last week, Facebook permanently banned a number of high-profile conservative voices citing vague policies on hate speech. Twitter has also come under fire in the past for “shadowbanning” top Republican figures and making their profiles harder to find.
The latest bans even prompted outrage from former New York mayor, Rudy Giuliani, who tweeted out a link calling it the latest in “Big Tech Election Interference.”
This is coordinated election meddling. They intend to silence one political point of view. They will toss out the occasional left leaning page as cover so they can claim to be unbiased.
— Jim (@jimaw63) May 7, 2019
It may or may not be election interference, but it is clearly censorship and stripping people with differing opinions of the basic human right to speak freely. The truth is that no speech should ever be banned for any reason. When certain people with certain opinions are targeted and silenced, it just means the political elites and those tech giants fear what is being said…or typed out.
“When you tear out a man’s tongue, you are not proving him a liar, you’re only telling the world that you fear what he might say.” –George R.R. Martin