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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, 04:04 PM   #166
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That's fine but that is your opinion.


The original post about the terms of service on that site.



I am somewhat, but only because you have been—to some extent. One good troll deserves another. Especially since that's what most of this thread has become.
It's all mostly opinion

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Old 08-10-2018, 04:05 PM   #167
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It's all mostly opinion

An eye for an eye?
No messin' around as you said folks do here. Can't I too?
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Old 08-10-2018, 04:08 PM   #168
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No messin' around as you said folks do here. Can't I too?
Well of course. You can even hijack if you'd like to do so
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Old 08-10-2018, 04:13 PM   #169
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Well of course. You can even hijack if you'd like to do so
I prefer to not to do that to threads. It's kinda' rude but there are a few exceptions. If I have to digress because someone brings up something unrelated or because I need to say something to a specific poster, I try to return it back afterwards at some point.

Threads that evolve later with related issues I don't have any issues with.
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I prefer to not to do that to threads. It's kinda' rude but there are a few exceptions. If I have to digress because someone brings up something unrelated or because I need to say something to a specific poster, I try to return it back afterwards at some point.

Threads that evolve later with related issues I don't have any issues with.
That's nice of you to not do so. Why does it have to be an issue that you have to bring to another poster's attention when they do it?
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Old 08-10-2018, 09:00 PM   #171
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I think its just odd that social media companies are going out of the way to show the public that there is an obvious double standard.

Redneck Revolt Antifa still has social media presence even though thier members brag about causing the car wreck that killed Heather Heyer last summer.
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Do you think vigilante justice is good for a society?

That's a tough question without an easy answer. I've seen it go both ways, good and bad.
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insanity. No need to ban this guy from Tweetland, hes just another wildeyed crackpot. More exposure will be best. And as of today hes back on twitter...feeding fools
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