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Old 08-07-2018, 11:41 AM  
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Crackdown: Twitter Suspend Libertarian Accounts Including Ron Paul Institute Director

The Crackdown Continues: Twitter Suspends Libertarian Accounts, Including Ron Paul Institute Director

One day after what appeared to be a coordinated attack by media giants Facebook, Apple, Spotify and Google on Alex Jones, whose various social media accounts were banned or suspended in a matter of hours, the crackdown against alternative media figures continued as several Libertarian figures, including the Ron Paul Institute director, found their Twitter accounts suspended.




On Monday, Twitter suspended the editorial director of antiwar.com Scott Horton, former State Department employee Peter Van Buren, and Dan McAdams, the executive director of the Ron Paul Institute.




Horton was reportedly disciplined for the use of "improper language" against journalist Jonathan M. Katz, he said in a brief statement, while McAdams was suspended for retweeting him, he said. Past tweets in both accounts were available to the public at the time of the writing, unlike the account of Van Buren, which was fully suspended.

According to TargetLiberty, Horton and McAdams fell victim of Twitter’s suspension algorithm after objecting to Katz’s quarrel with Van Buren over an earlier interview.








The suspensions come days after Twitter suspended black conservative Candace Owen from Twitter for highlighting the algorithmic hypocrisy of Twitter by replacing the word “white” with “Jewish” in a series of tweets modeled on those by New York Times editor Sarah Jeong.

just after controversial conservative Alex Jones, and his podcast InfoWars, were kicked out from most social media platforms, prompting conservative to accuse the social networks of collusion in a collective crackdown on non-mainstream voices. The Silicon Valley giants were criticized by the US political establishment for failing to prevent alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Meanwhile, critics now say the pressured media giants are engaging in political censorship, using their market dominance and lack of legislated neutrality requirements to target descent voices ahead of the midterm elections.

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In a scathing op-ed on Tuesday, Nigel Farage wrote that "while many on the libertarian right and within the conservative movement have their issues with Alex Jones and InfoWars, this week’s announcement by YouTube, Facebook, Apple, and Spotify represents a concerted effort of proscription and censorship that could just as soon see any of us confined to the dustbin of social media history."
These platforms that claim to be “open” and in favor of “free speech” are now routinely targeting -- whether by human intervention or not -- the views and expressions of conservatives and anti-globalists.

This is why they no longer even fit the bill of “platforms.” They are publishers in the same way we regard news outlets as publishers. They may use more machine learning and automation, but their systems clearly take editorial positions. We need to hold them to account in the same way we do any other publisher.
Farage then accused social media giants of being corporatist:
That they cannot profess to be neutral, open platforms while being illiberal, dictatorial, and hiding behind the visage of a private corporation (which are more often than not in bed with governments around the world at the very highest levels).

This isn’t capitalism. It’s corporatism.
He concludes that the real interference in "US democracy" comes not from Russia, but from some of its most powerful corporations which now yield more power in some cases than the government itself: "This isn’t “liberal democracy” as they keep pretending. It’s autocracy."

"...for those that don’t take issue with the latest censorship of right-wingers by big social media -- unless we take a stand now, who knows where it could end."


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Old 08-10-2018, 01:35 PM   #136
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I tried canceling my Pinterest account, as they're one of the banners, and they're making it really complicated for me.
Was Alex Jones posting recipes and bridal shower ideas?
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Old 08-10-2018, 01:35 PM   #137
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I tried canceling my Pinterest account, as they're one of the banners, and they're making it really complicated for me.

Are they making you knit the 'I quit' notice or are they having you decorating a goodbye cake?
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Old 08-10-2018, 01:36 PM   #138
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They're going after Laura Ingraham again. This is the real fascism. No wonder they call Trump a fascist. It's a typical commie tactic.
Director Judd Apatow called for Fox News’s Laura Ingraham to be blacklisted Thursday night.

In a tweet from his verified account, and even though Laura Ingraham strongly disavowed white nationalism and racism, Apatow wrote, “She is a liar. We know what she believes. She was very clear. Boycott her sponsors.”

Obviously, a sponsor boycott would blacklist Ingraham, would remove her from her speech platform, and from her job and position at Fox News.

The faux-controversy surrounds comments Ingraham made about immigration on her Wednesday night show....

Nevertheless, in order to seek a cynical opening against an independent-thinking woman who dares hold opinions contrary to his own, a woman who adopted a three-year-old orphan from Guatemala in 2008, Apatow is still calling for Ingraham to be blacklisted.

https://www.breitbart.com/big-hollyw...m-blacklisted/
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Old 08-10-2018, 01:40 PM   #139
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Are they making you knit the 'I quit' notice or are they having you decorating a goodbye cake?


Not quite but they just don't have a simple unsubscribe via email but have to go through their tortuous settings instead.
only some auto algorithm responded giving a list of instructions on how to go into the settings. I lost the password so would have to go through that process first.

I told them why I was canceling too. I told them I didn't want to deal with scum like them for banning alt conservative or libertarian media.
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Old 08-10-2018, 01:41 PM   #140
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Was Alex Jones posting recipes and bridal shower ideas?
To be honest, I never saw Alex Jones on their platform—EVER!

They send pins of interest to what I have clicked on before or seem to know what I like from using google.
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Old 08-10-2018, 01:46 PM   #141
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but I don't know the extent of liability a company would have (in a legal sense) for providing a platform that runs afoul of their shitty laws.
Ted Cruz said something that I remembered in the hearings with Zuck, about laws if one wants to defined their platforms as public or private.

Apparently they're shielded from certain liabilities if they chose "public." So they get some sort of legal perks or protections if they do. But that means they have to abide by other laws to get those protections. Not so if they claim to be "private." I am not familiar with the legal details, but I got that much.
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Old 08-10-2018, 02:33 PM   #142
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I didn't mean read it in actual Russian Something like Dr. Zhivago by Pasternak or War and Peace by Tolstoy.


Not this:



But this:

Same Novel

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Old 08-10-2018, 02:35 PM   #143
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Pat, you were being a pesky interventionist again. I wouldn't call that all tame. More like a busy-body neighbor who gets triggered over some other's spat.

It's funny because once you castigated Taco for backing me on something and chided him over his chivalry. Yet you tried to do the same here for poor own Hoopsdoc because I wanted to needle him back for his own needling.

And you still can't stop after it ended for a few pages, when I began to put the thread back on topic.
Taco's way too pretentious to be able to spell chivalry let alone act in that manner
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Kickstarter Ignores Terms of Service with ‘Always Punch Nazis’ Project

Crowdfunding platform Kickstarter has allowed a violence-inciting project titled “Always Punch Nazis,” which includes a graphic guide on how to assault “Nazis,” despite the fact that the project breaks its own terms of service.

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I tried canceling my Pinterest account, as they're one of the banners, and they're making it really complicated for me.


You can't just uninstall the app?



It's not like it's some paid subscription that requires cancellation.

Oh man. That's hilarious.
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I told them why I was canceling too. I told them I didn't want to deal with scum like them for banning alt conservative or libertarian media.


You know the customer service rep doesn't give a shit right? None of these people actually give a shit to hear your stupid rants.

You're just a joke that the customer service rep goes home and tells his s/o about.

"Yeah babe. There was this crazy bitch that called us today because she couldn't figure out how to cancel PINTEREST of all ****ing things. Yeah, i know right? It's like removing an app from your phone or following the instructions is sooo difficult. Yeah i know babe Trump supporters are ****ing nuts, and really dumb too apparently"

hahahahahaha

oh man. The gift that keeps on giving.
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Old 08-10-2018, 03:07 PM   #148
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What's wrong with punching Nazis?
Well who do you think they're really referring to?
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Well who do you think they're really referring to?
I don't know. But you should probably give them a really nasty, stern phone call.
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Well who do you think they're really referring to?
Richard Spencer seems to have been punched in the face more than once. He seems to be under the impression that the whites are superior to everyone that isn't a white. I'm going to say that he, and all people like him are who they're referring to
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