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I Was Banned for Life From Twitter | The American Conservative

Posted by M. C. Fox on August 10, 2018

https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/i-was-banned-for-life-from-twitter/

By PETER VAN BUREN

When I was in Iran, the government there blocked Twitter, effectively deciding for an entire nation what they cannot read. In America, Twitter itself purges users, effectively deciding for an entire nation what they cannot read. It matters little whose hand is on the switch: government or corporate, the end result is the same. This is the America I always feared I’d see…

The government remains a real threat to free speech. But there is another menace now: corporate censorship, often dressed up in NewSpeak terms like “deplatforming,” restricting “hate speech” and “fake news,” and “terms of service.” This isn’t entirely new: corporations have always done as they please with speech. Our protection against corporate overreach used to rely on an idea Americans once held dear, best expressed as “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend your right to say it.” This ethos was core to our democracy: everyone supports the right of others to throw their ideas into the marketplace, where an informed people push bad ideas away with good ones. That system more or less worked for 240 years… Read the rest of this entry »

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Facebook Algorithm Flags The Declaration Of Independence As “Hate Speech”

Posted by M. C. Fox on July 5, 2018

Zuckerberg and his minions making sure we have (their version of) the truth.

https://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/facebook-algorithm-flags-the-declaration-of-independence-as-hate-speech_07042018

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…Over the last couple of years major social media, news and video platforms have been actively engaged in the censorship of what they believe to be fake news and information. Often spearheaded by third-party review organizations known to have biased views, there have been countless examples of unpopular speech and commentary that has seen its distribution suppressed or outright banned.

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Wellesley College Student Newspaper Endorses Violence

Posted by M. C. Fox on April 17, 2017

http://news.valubit.com/wellesley-college-student-newspaper-endorses-violence-against-unpopular-speech/

As for speakers and student who do not conform to what the paper deems acceptable speech, the editorial says violence may be justified.

“(I)f people are given the resources to learn and either continue to speak hate speech or refuse to adapt their beliefs, then hostility may be warranted,” the editorial states.

In other words, if we don’ t like what you say it is hate and we hate you for it.

I am guessing anything hinting at being pro white or pro western culture is in Wellesley crosshairs.

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