It is happening. Reports of suspensions, daily, weekly and permanent are coming out of Twitland.
The vast majority of those reporting them? Conservatives. Usually they make a remark about Islam and are given a suspension, and/or ordered to “remove the offending tweets”.
Many of these people are moving to Gab a relative new comer to Social Media. Launched on 15 August 2016, the brainchild of Andrew Torba (@a), CEO of Gab.
As of a few days ago, well over 333,000 users have joined the rapidly growing network in direct competition to Twitter.
Twitter is driving people away by the thousands it seems, with it’s threatened “Purge”. While Twitter doesn’t call it a purge, the TOS has been changed, and will go into effect on 18 December 2017 (interestingly enough, this happens to be Josef Stalin’s Birthday).
Stalin’s quotes certainly say something about Twitter, even though it didn’t exist by the time he died, but it is impossible for Twitter as a company to not grasp these words.
It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything.
The only real power comes out of a long rifle.
Education is a weapon, whose effect depends on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed.
“The people who count the votes” decide everything. Twitter is based on “votes” or likes, re-tweets and your ability to gain followers. If you are denied followers by the Twitter algorithm, you are denied votes.
The rifle is Twitter’s ability to ban, and suspend users, which it has been doing in enormous numbers of late.
Education of the public – or rather – brainwashing is the goal. If you speak up about Islam, you get banned as “hate speech”. If you support Trump too outwardly, you will find yourself banned. If you speak of Hillary Clinton in a negative light, or call for her incarceration, you will be suspended for some period of time known only to Twitter.
This author was banned for speaking out about Clinton. At least we believe it was about Clinton.
This Twit was banned for something even less explosive:
Calling ICE is promoting “hate speech” in Twitter’s view? How interesting.
This is a Reality Check Wake Up Call for every American who believes in Free Speech.
Here is why: Twitter’s Mission statement is clear:
Our mission: To give everyone the power to create and share ideas and information instantly, without barriers.
By banning a particular group of people, ideas or thoughts, they have summarily punished “wrongthink” (Look that up, and George Orwell, and “1984”).
When a private company blatantly states they are going to give everyone the power to create and share ideas and information, and then select certain people whose ideas don’t meet some particular, unknown requirement, there is some internal collusion in the company to denying groups of people that ability.
It is time to FIGHT BACK. We URGE you, one and all to migrate your account over to Gab before the “purge” comes.
To be fair, when this author was suspended it was for 12 hours. It was actually for an innocuous comment about Clinton, and the account was reinstated. However, the account was also “muted” for a few days. NONE of the normal retweets happened, no one liked anything posted, and it took a few days to get back the hundreds of followers that summarily vanished who had previously been following the account.
So, the tools Twitter is using also appear to include a “mute”, a “shadow ban” of some kind – probably the same thing, preventing your messages from getting out.
People who read this blog are smart folks. They know they should investigate things like “conspiracy theories” and learn the facts before jumping to conclusions, so we urge you to do your own investigations, and then we urge you to go ahead and create that account on Gab.ai. Don’t wait until “D Day” to do it.
If it doesn’t come off as planned, that’s fine. You have a secondary place to communicate with the brothers and sisters in arms. In fact, Gab appears to be mostly a Right Wing hang out, but is also populated with Left wing trolls, some apparent “KKK” types (whom we detest) and others who are perhaps less socially acceptable in polite society. But, you have a MUTE button for those types and a spam box.
Gab has a brand new feature in effect in the last few days called a “Chat Room”. Up to 50 people can be in the rooms. This matches Twitter’s “chat room” which shows up in messages.
There are no limits on following, or being followed as Twitter has.
Hash tags work fine on Gab.
Essentially, Gab is still being built, worked on, changed and modified as designers find time and come up with new ideas. You can certainly help by making suggestions.
There is a “Pro” version, which is subscription, so you can create paid content, but not necessary for just snooping about.
In addition to all of this, there are some articles we’ve chosen to highlight. They are suggested reading to bring you up to speed on a few things, like how you can more effectively get your words seen by others. Below are several links to articles. You will discover in reading them that there is a “Method in the madness” for some, especially those who are helping President Trump in the background to get the word out.
This is similar to what the Left does as well. In other words, study these articles for some secrets to communication with others.
Another article will appear soon here for you Baby Boomers. Baby Boomers are less computer inclined it seems to the younger crowd. We’d like to help raise everyone’s awareness to Social Media uses, and perhaps educate both the Boomers, as well as the younger crowd that we’re not as old and stupid as we might look to them.
So, read the articles below, and remember this:
Every generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it. – George Orwell