There is a great purge occurring in America today, where conservative voices and those aligned with President Trump are being systematically shut out of the national conversation on social media.
We have been witnessing such nonsense from the very beginning of the Trump Era, with the liberal left arbitrarily assigning a number of heavy duty labels to the President, meant to deter the world from looking favorably upon him.
Racist. Sexist. Bigot. These are but a few of the names that the left is calling one of the most popular Presidents in recent history. (Just look at the approval ratings if you don’t believe me).
Now, these baseless claims have mutated into an attack on the very freedom of speech that we hold so dear, with conservatives as a whole being bombarded with accusations similar to those leveled against the President. This has been readily apparent on Twitter, where a number of right leaning voices have been muted altogether.
Twitter banned the account of conservative commentator and CRTV host Gavin McInnes without warning earlier today, as well as the official account of the Proud Boys, a conservative-libertarian activist group McInnes founded.
A Twitter spokewoman said that the accounts had been banned for violating Twitter’s policies on “violent extremist groups.” Yet both the Proud Boys and McInnes advocate mainstream conservative and libertarian positions.
The left-leaning magazine Variety drew a link between the bans and the upcoming Unite The Right 2 rally in Washington D.C., organized by alt-right activists. Yet both McInnes and the Proud Boys have disavowed the alt-right.
The ban came despite Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s recent assurance, made on Sean Hannity’s radio show, that he hoped to deal with terms of service violations “with warnings, with notices, with a temporary lock of the account” ahead of permanent bans.
Just days ago, Twitter not only admitted that “shadow banning” certainly occurs on the platform, but also suspended conservative Candace Owens after the clever pundit exposed the reality of reverse racism in the liberal media.