Our freedom of speech in America seems to be eroding, and terrifying swiftly as though the radical left’s plan to flood the nation with hate and virtual has created linguistic landslides of devastation.
This isn’t due to any attack on the Constitution itself, although there have been plenty of those. No, this newfound censorship comes to us from the gatekeepers of the internet realm, where private corporations are skirting monopoly laws simply because we have never seen anything like them before. Google, Twitter and the like have all been the first of their kind in sheer scope, and their liberal ownership have begun to nudge the line of what constitutes “free speech” on their platform in this Trump Era.
Twitter has been under special scrutiny in recent weeks as they have admitted to a practice known as “shadow banning”, in which certain users’ content is throttled from distribution due to that particular account’s activity, including who they follow and who follows them. Not surprisingly, a great many of the accounts for which shadow bans seem to be a reality are that of conservative voices…a common target of media censorship.
When someone has a particularly vile liberal opinion, however, that is just fine.
Mark Roberts, a congressional candidate in Oregon, suggested Monday that First Lady Melania Trump is a sex worker — and as the post has gone mega-viral on Twitter, the Silicon Valley company’s inaction provides a clear view of how its “hate speech” rules are selectively enforced only against conservatives and populists.
Roberts, running as an independent against Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), attacked the First Lady in response to a tweet by Turning Point founder Charlie Kirk contrasting the size of Mrs. Trump’s and Michelle Obama’s personal staffs.
“There are thirty-nine fewer staffers dedicated to The First Lady of the United States (FLOTUS) than under Obama,” tweeted Kirk. “There are only five staffers dedicated to Melania Trump vs. forty-four staffers who served Michelle Obama.”
In response, Roberts — a Verified account — tweeted: “Did you know the First Lady works by the hour? #thinkdirty #hoebag.”
This is far from the first attack that the First Lady has suffered at the hands of the liberal left.
Late night comedian, (and blackface performer), Jimmy Kimmel has repeatedly mocked Melania Trump’s accent with his own, ethnically insensitive gibberish.