Posts Tagged ‘Twitter’

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Joe Giambrone

 

I’m now inclined to side with Jimmy Dore, who sided with Donald Trump over the question of Twitter’s arbitrary application of censorship, although Trump wasn’t actually censored at the time. Trump did bring up the legalities of Twitter stepping in to decide what was permitted or not. Trump’s dispute arose over a simple warning tag that Twitter placed over his Tweet—not its removal—and most certainly not his entire removal from the platform. Twitter’s so-called legal “Safe Harbor” is predicated on the company not interfering in its users’ communications and therefore having zero liability for what is posted there. But they DO interfere to a growing extent, and this interference is both arbitrary and accelerating.

I have been removed from the platform not for spreading fake news, and most certainly not for violent threats to anyone, but rather for calling those who do spread disinformation a forbidden word. The word itself is now a deadly mine, and so don’t type it. The language police, those nameless, faceless, unaccountable rodents in the festering, subterranean bowels of Twitter Inc. have erased this word from the English language. Take heed. If you type this word—it doesn’t matter the context—you may be booted from Twitter instantly without any recourse and all the connections you’ve forged there severed forever.

A little backstory: language is vast and sprawling. Slang terms have been around for centuries and are a perfectly valid usage. If anonymous censors were held to account, they’d have to justify why they were attacking some accounts and not others for saying the same things. That is the area where Twitter has no standing: the hypocrisy, the selective enforcement, the double-standard, the deliberate misreading of a word.

So, here is the offending Tweet:

 

Your retarded fanbase refuses to wear masks, and is therefore spreading it recklessly. Number of total cases is up, and it isn’t going away, silly propagandist.”

 

Analyzing this verboten message, the only conceivable problem (for a P.C. Fanatic) must be the single word “retarded.” Twitter was under no obligation to explain exactly why the communication was of such a sinister nature that my entire account, history, and followers list had to be instantly destroyed and thrown down the Memory Hole.

So, let’s accept that calling a mentally handicapped person “retarded” would probably be rude, offensive, and unnecessary. That still doesn’t rise to the level of “hateful,” not unless someone was calling for euthanasia against the handicapped—as I’m sure some others on the platform undoubtedly do.

The Tweet, however, was directed at the right-wing propagandist Laura Ingraham, who is not mentally handicapped. So the little question of relevance comes into play, but only if the scurrying roaches in the disease-ridden sewers of Twitter Inc. had any inkling whatsoever of the concept of relevance in the first place. They have demonstrated no such acumen.

If one doesn’t direct the word “retarded” at someone with an actual mental handicap, then it cannot possibly fall under the amorphous catch-all censorship category of “hateful conduct.”

Case in point, on the very same day that I told Laura Ingraham that her retarded crew were acting recklessly, and thus endangering innocent people by spreading a pandemic, she Tweeted out this:

 

Laura Ingraham @IngrahamAngle

Jun 23

Self-loathing idiots.

 

Idiots!”

I am completely offended! Idiot was a term for a mentally handicapped person! This is outrageous. The double-standard has brought this farce into stark relief. Ban Laura Igraham immediately for hateful conduct against the mentally handicapped.

I did attempt to respond to Twitter that:

 

“Retarded” has been a colloquial synonym for STUPID for over a century. Are you canceling everyone’s account who calls another person “stupid” by any of a hundred synonyms? Because you’d have no more members.

A quick Google search of “stupid” on Twitter.com finds:

“About 5,560,000 results”

 

That response was never read, as the great corporation has no interest in responding to those it has censored. It simply erases you, and threatens that it will erase you further should you attempt to evade its blacklist. This is how I would expect corporate governance to operate.

NBC repeatedly broadcast a Saturday Night Live sketch where a pair of young Bostonian lovers would rib each other:

 

You’re retah-ded!”

No, you are!”

 

Will NBC, SNL, or any of the actors, writers, directors or producers involved be sanctioned by Twitter Inc.? Their accounts destroyed?

By selectively enforcing rules on certain accounts and not enforcing them on others, Twitter has shown itself to be retarded.

 


Joe Giambrone is an author and filmmaker.

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An ‘ANTIFA’ Twitter account that called for looting ‘white hoods’ was actually run by white nationalist group Identity Evropa

 

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“The Big Tech giant said this censorship of users’ free speech will be done in order to comply with Washington’s suffocating sanctions on Iran.”

US Pressure to Censor and Block Accounts

 

Twitter suspended dozens of accounts run by real, live people — not bots — in Venezuela, Iran, and Syria. Those erased from the website included heads of state, numerous state institutions, media outlets, and many average people who do not work for their governments.

Facebook, and its subsidiary Instagram, has announced that it will be censoring content that it deems to be supportive of Iran’s top General Qassem Soleimani, who was assassinated in a US act of war on January 3.

 

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Twitter, a USA corporation is being used to censor out opposing countries and amplify the lies of the US regime and its partners as they seek to initiate a war.

The world is being herded into a global war scenario by propaganda and censorship.

Recent facts:

  1. Iran warned the US by alerting the Iraqis, that it was going to fire the missiles, and so personnel were prepared hours in advance.
  2. The Iranian Foreign Minister was illegally blocked from attending and speaking out at the United Nations Security Council.
  3. The president of Syria had his Twitter account frozen, and,
  4. now Iran’s supreme leader had his Twitter account frozen.

This is censorship for the purpose of eliminating the other side of the story, and giving exclusive control of the narrative to known liars. They have documented over 15,000 Trump lies in major newspapers, but now the official enemies are silenced and cannot dispute any of the US regime’s lies. The result will be total war with potentially millions dead, or more if China and Russia are pulled into it, or India and Pakistan, all nuclear powers.

This is psychological warfare, and it’s happening right now, and you people are the targets. You are only allowed the official war propaganda in this supposed “land of the free.”

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Check out those impressive numbers.

Yes, the mangy bird stole every single one of my followers since 2011. Thanks, guys. I can really trust putting time into your platform. They even flushed my Big Brother banner for some reason, how fitting.

The issue here is selective enforcement, corporations deciding whom to police and whom not to.

They didn’t like me telling off some bimbo actress with a million followers, and so they first pretended there was something threatening about calling her an idiot. There wasn’t. But be warned, dealing with imbeciles, trolls, fucktards, Trumptards, Nazis, scumbags, lunatics, and the other strains of disease on Twitter–you know, normal–can easily get your account targeted, frozen, and all your followers disappeared.

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Coordinated attacks by CNN & Twitter center around the persecution of Julian Assange.

 

Consortium News Target of a Malware Attack as Twitter Takes Down Assange Support Group’s Account

CNLive!‘s inaugural live-stream included an interview with Nils Melzer, the UN rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, who “discussed his work on the condition of imprisoned WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange.

 

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How Israeli spies are flooding Facebook and Twitter

”One of the principles for success is keeping our methods of action secret…Since most of the ministry’s actions are not of the ministry, but through bodies around the world who do not want to expose their connection with the state, we must protect the information whose exposure could harm the battle.”

Bill calling to keep Strategic Affairs Ministry`s efforts to combat delegitimization secret passes first reading

 

 

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POLITICAL FILM BLOG has a 10-year history of cited facts, funny satire, and film-related news stories you probably didn’t find elsewhere. But now, it appears that the war against independent media is on, and we are still banned from Twitter.

So, it’s up to you guys to keep the place going. If you can Tweet and repost any articles you like, we can keep finding new readers. Keep that in mind. Little acts of promotion add up.

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Someone may want to test if the Twitter icons on the blog still work with your accounts and let me know.

 

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Attacks accounts of Venezuelans who support their legitimately elected government:

 saying that it removed 1,196 accounts located in Venezuela which it deemed to “appear to be engaged in a state-backed influence campaign targeting domestic audiences.

 

Twitter takes down hundreds of accounts linked to Venezuela amid US calls for regime change

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‘Twitter gives green light to death threats against anti-war voices,’