The twits at Twitter threaten to ban Donald Trump
by Jon Rappoport
December 2, 2016
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Twitter has released a statement about Donald Trump. The Independent (UK) reports:
“The social network has said that if the President-elect breaks its rules with his tweets then they will shut down the account…
“Twitter said that if Mr Trump explicitly makes threats or breaks the site’s rules in other ways, then it will ban him from using the service.
“’The Twitter Rules prohibit violent threats, harassment, hateful conduct, and multiple account abuse, and we will take action on accounts violating those policies,’ a Twitter spokesperson told Slate.
“Pressed on whether that meant that it would ban Mr Trump for expressing such views, the company said that those rules apply to all accounts without exception, including for those that are verified.”
What recent Trump tweets could Twitter be referring to? Most likely these:
“Isis is taking credit for the terrible stabbing attack at Ohio State University, by a Somali refugee who should not have been in our country.”
“Nobody should be allowed to burn the American flag—if they do, there must be consequences—perhaps loss of citizenship or a year in jail!”
Regardless of what anyone thinks about the content of these tweets, the question is free speech. Does the President-elect have that right? Certainly, he does. Of course, Twitter is a company, so they can set their own standards. They can claim any statement is out of bounds and will be censored. They can claim, “If you tweet about cats we will ban you.” Fine.
In that case, Trump can take his messages to another company.
Twitter can try to do “virtue signaling” and “social justice” to their heart’s content. In terms of their business, they’ll pay whatever consequences come their way; e.g., mass exodus of users.
In cultural terms, Twitter is behaving like a nasty little child. Instead of openly stating their own fear and hatred of a President-elect, they opt to hide behind their invented version of “hate-speech.”
They’re “triggered” and they need a “safe space,” and they want to provide the same for everyone in the world, as a form of protection.
Thank you, but no. We can handle a very wide range of opinion without folding up.
To the people of Twitter, I suggest they retreat to a kindergarten replete with Play-Doh and tissues for tears, and coloring books, with a diaper delivery service on call.
I’m sure the Democratic National Committee will send people with hot chocolate and candy canes.
The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free emails at NoMoreFakeNews.com or OutsideTheRealityMachine.