It seems the internet censorship machine is being kicked into overdrive lately. The Goldwater had our YouTube channel put into a limited state for alleged "cyberbullying and harassment" for simply mentioning that YouTube was pulling videos that alleged that Parkland student David Hogg was a "crisis actor," moderate, left of center independent journalist Tim Pool (along with several other centrists and leftists) was accused of being Alt-Right in a far-fetched article from HateWatch, a blog run by the Southern Poverty Law Center. The SPLC, by the way, recently branded registered Democrat and second wave feminist Dr. Christina Hoff Sommers a "male supremacist enabler." It seems anyone who doesn't fit in with an increasingly narrow line of "accepted thinking" is having their "online speech privileges" abridged or abolished. Now Stephen Crowder has found himself suspended from Twitter for violating the "hateful conduct" terms of service on the social media network.
It's no secret that Twitter, Google and Facebook have made it clear that they are in an all-out information war in an attempt to throttle perception to their liking. Project Veritas has revealed how Twitter specifically targets conservatives so it should be no surprise that Crowder would find himself banned for being offensive. Offensive is a subjective term, however. Initially, the assumption was that the offending portion of the content shared was a point in the undercover video at an SXSW gender fluid panel with an audible utterance of f*ggot. Crowder shared the video and found himself censored then censured and left with a warning that he would be suspended and left in limbo for 12 hours. During this time he was to delete the offending material.
So the video (which was also pulled from YouTube) was edited with bleeps added. This evidently wasn't enough for the tolerance Nazis though. Another Twitter user uploaded the video with the bleeps added and was also suspended. At this point, Crowder's account had scheduled video promotional tweets with the edited version. The result? An extended ban. Seven days this time, as well as other Crowder staff accounts being suspended for sharing the edited version of the original offensive video.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/FreeCrowder?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#FreeCrowder</a> => Twitter Has Suspended Steven Crowder <a href="https://twitter.com/scrowder?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@scrowder</a>. Here’s the Story, Now Spread the Word! <a href="https://t.co/7Gv35VZnwQ">https://t.co/7Gv35VZnwQ</a> <a href="https://t.co/poERIURZRr">pic.twitter.com/poERIURZRr</a></p>— Courtney Kirchoff (@Courtneyscoffs) <a href="https://twitter.com/Courtneyscoffs/status/973943202452455424?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 14, 2018</a></blockquote>
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