At the intersection of freedom and technology lies social media, and, in particular, Twitter.
Originally thought to be a strange idea, the online posting service quickly grew into its own beast, becoming now one of the most prominent sources of real time information on the planet. Twitter, in many ways, is human interactions 2.0, making the world an incredibly tiny place in an extraordinarily short amount of time. And what was most glorious about Twitter was their longtime aversion to censorship.
This freedom of expression allowed otherwise small voices to be amplified, and for those of meek constitution to find one another in a landscape of equality.
That has all changed, however, as Twitter begins to allow man to cultivate its digital garden.
Twitter has been forced to take a much more active role in their content as of late, particularly, and reasonably, in the realm of international terrorism. Twitter’s platform is such a powerful communications tool that ISIS and other caliphate organizations were using the social media site to coordinate deadly actions.
What began is simply culling terror codes from the platform has quickly taken a turn, however, as those same fallible human beings at the helm of all inferior social products began interfering with the free speech of the users. Now, like Facebook and Google, Twitter has a powerful leftist bend, thanks to algorithmic impurities and strategic censorship.
Now on the list of those silenced by the Twitter overlords is former Sheriff David Clarke.
“Former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke was temporarily suspended on Twitter, Tuesday, after publishing a series of anti-media posts.
“Twitter suspended Clarke’s account and forced the former sheriff to delete the tweets.
“’When LYING LIB MEDIA makes up MAKE NEWS to smear me, the ANTIDOTE is to go right at them,’ proclaimed Clarke in one of the posts. ‘Punch them in the nose & MAKE THEM TASTE THEIR OWN BLOOD. Nothing gets a bully like LYING LIB MEDIA’S attention better than to give them a taste of their own blood #neverbackdown.’“According to the Hollywood Reporter, ‘Clarke’s account was not taken down, but he was barred from tweeting during that time.’
“Clarke has since regained access to his account, where he published another anti-media post in response to the suspension.
“’I will NOT be Intimidated into silence by LYING LIB MEDIA. I will NOT be intimidated by LIBERAL hyper partisan government HACKS who weaponize government authority to go after people whose views they don’t like,’ he declared. ‘I will STAND AND FIGHT for TRUTH & what I believe is RIGHT. JOIN ME.’”
Twitter’s choice to take a leftist stance has furthered the polarizing neo-Fascism of Facebook, who admitted to actively removing conservative news sources from their “trending topics” section of the popular social media site.