Talk about walking into Bizarro World.
In the never-ending war over what the “free” American people are allowed to read online, the tech giants of Silicon Valley are erring on the side of fascism in an attempt to suppress the truth about how vitriolic our political atmosphere has become.
Day in and day out, dangerous and depraved mobs are foaming at the mouth, hoping to find an opportunity to silence their political opponents…one way or another.
That’s why, when protesters arrived at the door of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell this week threatening to “stab the mother***ker in the heart”, it was important for us as Americans to see it. It wasn’t comfortable, nor was it very American, but it was the truth – and that will always be the most important aspect of any political conflict.
So why, we must ask, is Twitter censoring video of this actual incident when it is being shared by those targeted by these protesters?
The campaign account for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) was suspended from Twitter after sharing a video of protesters allegedly making violent threats against the Senator, including a protester saying “just stab the motherfucker in the heart.” Twitter had no problem with “Massacre Mitch” trending on the platform.
Sen. McConnell’s team slammed Twitter in a comment to USA Today’s Courier-Journal.
“This morning, Twitter locked our account for posting the video of real-world, violent threats made against Mitch McConnell. This is a problem with the speech police in America today,” said campaign manager Kevin Golden.
“Twitter will allow the words of ‘Massacre Mitch’ to trend nationally on their platform, but locks our account for posting actual threats against us,” Golden added. “We appealed and Twitter stood by their decision, saying our account will remain locked until we delete the video.”
McConnell wasn’t the only one affected either.
Daily Wire reporter Ryan Saavedra was also locked out of his Twitter account for drawing attention to the threats.
“Twitter asked me yesterday to delete this tweet,” said Saavedra. “It showed a person allegedly calling for violence against Mitch McConnell. The person appears to be a BLM activist who has met with Elizabeth Warren.”
“I said no and they suspended me *and* McConnell’s re-election campaign.”
This is Orwellian at best, and authoritarian at worst.
And, in either case, this is simply un-American.
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