Social media magnates are increasingly using their platforms to steer the public political discussion, in an attack on American free speech that is far too incorrigible to ignore.
Sure, hate speech is a problem that these platforms have an obligation to deal with, but their definition of “hate speech” is so malleable that it can’t be trusted. Social media companies are no longer using the publicly accepted definitions of “hate speech”, turning instead to mass censorship of any ideologies with which their corporate overlords disagree. This mirrors the spin of the left-leaning infotainment industry masquerading as “cable news”, and has been weaponized against conservatives in the run-up to the 2020 election.
This has meant that an inordinate number of conservative personalities on social media are being silenced for their political beliefs – not for actual hate speech.
In short, the freedom once found on social media is being molded into the same narrative that Americans were hoping to escape from by taking their opinions online, away from outlets such as CNN and MSNBC.
One of the most egregious instances of this newfound censorship comes to us from Joe Biggs; a once-prominent conservative Twitter user and former member of the Army’s 82nd Airborne division.
Biggs was recently suspended indefinitely from Twitter, with no warning and no explanation, after his criticisms of left-wing terror group Antifa were made public on the platform.
Biggs, who had over 214,000 followers when twitter deleted his account, had called out Antifa only a short time before being sent down the Twitter memory hole.
The banning occurred only hours after his account was strangely and without explanation de-verified. Twitter had given Biggs its once vaunted blue checkmark so that Twitter users could be certain that the account was an official account of a public figure. But Biggs told fans that the checkmark disappeared just hours before the rest of his account did.
The ban came after Biggs decried the horrendous beating of conservative journalist Andy Ngo at the hands of Antifa – an organization whose tactics have earned them the status of “domestic terror group” in the United States.
Biggs has not received a response from Twitter over their actions, believing that the only reason for their censorship were his statements regarding how conservatives could work to defend themselves from the terror group by arming themselves – something that Antifa has been doing for years.
The censored conservative spoke to Freedom Outpost this week to lament his suspension from Twitter and to give us some personal insight as to why he believes the leftist mob is stalking him.
Biggs explained to us in stark and undeniable language that he had never received so much as a warning from Twitter, stating simply, “I’ve never had issues with Twitter up until this time”.
Yet still, Biggs was de-platformed. We asked why he believes that this occurred.
“I think that the far left has infiltrated all of big tech and are working not only to deplatform us but also to doxx and scare us into not voting for Trump again. Many of us who make it our life’s work to stand up to the radical left are fired from jobs, kept from getting employment and are attacked in the streets.”
And Biggs is not alone in this belief, either. This mass censorship of the conservative ideology has been rampant and obvious.
The Army veteran is also convinced that Antifa has been given the green light by these social media miscreants.
“We know that big tech is run by rabid leftists who hate America and even have members of ANTIFA and supporters working with them”, Biggs told us.
And this censorship doesn’t only affect the ability of Americans like Joe Biggs to speak out against tyranny on Twitter, with e-commerce platforms such as Shopify also de-platforming the veteran recently. As is far too common in this sort of political prohibition, Biggs has been left high and dry – again, with no explanation.
“We are left with no way to provide for our families”, Biggs said of the proscription.
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