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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, 11:46 AM   #106
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Well I didn't think you were talking about only using the penis. That's like asking me to paint using only primary colors. I could do it, but why?
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Old 08-10-2018, 12:04 PM   #107
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Well I didn't think you were talking about only using the penis. That's like asking me to paint using only primary colors. I could do it, but why?
Yes, this was discussed in the original thread. She’s not a fan of receiving oral.
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Old 08-10-2018, 12:05 PM   #108
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Leave it to listo to get into the details of that original thread when the thread exists for discussing those kinds of details. Especially when this thread actually finally got back on track.
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Old 08-10-2018, 12:14 PM   #109
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Whining about rep is bad form but no it was meant only to be a comment. I get them good and bad too, and you don't see me whining. Gawd Hoopsdoc you are such a wimp. No wonder you're only at 50-60% with the wife.

On the other hand pat pissed me off.
An average in the middle fifties is pretty good with how wound up so many women can be
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Old 08-10-2018, 12:17 PM   #110
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An average in the middle fifties is pretty good with how wound up so many women can be
This thread isn't about that. There's a thread for those details and he put the link in. Did you have trouble finding it, or are you also going keep the hijack going? ( tho' they've been married before that age I believe)
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Old 08-10-2018, 12:18 PM   #111
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This thread isn't about that. There's a thread for those details and he put the link in. Did you have trouble finding it, or are you also going keep the hijack going? ( tho' he's been married before that age I believe)
It is now. A thread is about whatever the people in it are discussing. Speaking of being too wound up
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Old 08-10-2018, 12:23 PM   #112
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It is now.
Except it ended.

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Should I also bring up my big Os too?

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What explains you being so wound up? I am just trying to get it back on topic. It's a topic that's far more important.
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Old 08-10-2018, 12:28 PM   #113
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Old 08-10-2018, 12:29 PM   #114
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Old 08-10-2018, 12:30 PM   #115
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Old 08-10-2018, 12:31 PM   #116
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Except it ended.


Ridiculous here.



What explains you being so wound up? I am just trying to get it back on topic. It's a topic that's far more important.
You take talking to strangers on the internet way too seriously. Especially since the majority of the people on here are just messing around. Why is this topic so important? Why are you complaining about censorship, then turning around and trying to censor me?
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I don't read or write in Russian
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