The fight over Free Speech in America has taken on bizarre new forms in the early months of 2018, with the liberal left taking their censorship efforts to the realm of social media.
Of course, we’ve been inundated with stories from Facebook, Google, and Twitter, explaining just how these supposedly “free” platforms have been harbingers of neo-Fascism as opposed to guardians of the First Amendment.
Facebook has long been considered the gold standard for radical leftist rhetoric, employing a team of engineers to cull all conservative ideology from their “trending topics” section before evolving and allowing an algorithm to do their dastardly deeds.
Twitter’s controversies have been a bit more subdued, but no less nefarious. Being the only platform left that still seems to operate on a chronological system, (as opposed to promoting content from hand-picked “influencers”), the realtime social media magnate has taken to wholly incapacitating users with whom they disagree.
Milo Yiannopolous’ ban from the platform may the best example of Twitter’s totalitarian arc, but it certainly isn’t the most recent.
According to one professional athlete, Twitter may actually be colluding with Major League Baseball in order to quell conservatives with clout.
“Trevor Bauer appears to be a little sour toward Major League Baseball.
“The Indians pitcher tweeted Thursday that someone was attempting to silence him when it came to sharing his beliefs on Twitter.
“Bauer said the Indians had a meeting ‘encouraging’ players to take a stance and be leaders politically, but he said the meeting was ‘disingenuous’ because of where the league stands.”
Just had a meeting encouraging all players to take a stance and be leaders politically. Here’s my stance. I find it disingenuous that @mlb commissioners office would encourage this when they’ve specifically tried to censor me for sharing my opinion on the matter. #RiseUp
— Trevor Bauer (@BauerOutage) March 8, 2018
This certainly wouldn’t be the first time that Twitter has irked the conservative world, nor would it be the first time that a major baseball star has been persecuted for his beliefs.
Famously, pitching legend Roger Clemens was fired from his announcing gig at ESPN after posting on this personal Twitter account regarding his beliefs on the subject of transgender bathrooms.