By: Kyle James | 08-11-2018 | News
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Vice Co-Founder Gavin McInnes Banned From Twitter

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Co-founder of Vice news and conservative commentator Gavin McInnes was banned from Twitter Friday along with the official account of his group the Proud Boys. The Proud Boys is a conservative-libertarian activist group founded by McInnes.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">People can tweet the nastiest things at <a href="">@realDonaldTrump</a> and his family without a whisper from <a href="">@Jack</a>, but here he goes again banning conservatives:<a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Adam Weiss (@adamMatthew) <a href="">August 11, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Twitter users were quick to point out that multiple Antifa accounts are still active on Twitter including actual terrorists accounts such as Linda Sarsour.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">OUTRAGEOUS <a href="">@jack</a>. You ban Gavin McInnes and the Proud Boys but Antifa accounts are still there? You leave up the tweets from <a href="">@sarahjeong</a> that are racist garbage against white people? What is wrong with you silicon valley sissy nazis? Has the soy caused a stroke? <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#maga</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#freegavin</a></p>&mdash; NickOTien (@nickotien) <a href="">August 11, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-conversation="none" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">These terrorist twitter accounts are still@up! <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#FreeGavin</a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Chris ❌👍🏽👍🏽🇺🇸🇺🇸 (@HuntingOregon) <a href="">August 11, 2018</a></blockquote>

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A spokesperson from Twitter said the accounts violated Twitter's policies on "violent extremist groups". This is very odd considering both McInnes and the Proud Boys advocate mainstream conservative and libertarian positions and are not violent extremists.

Related coverage: <a href="">Alex Jones Targeted By Facebook And Apple Over "Hate Speech"</a>

The magazine Variety pointed out that the bans coincided with the upcoming Unite The Right 2 rally in Washington D.C. that was organized by alt-right activists. Still, both McInnes and the Proud Boys have publicly denounced the alt-right. We are in the midst of seeing a crackdown not just on conservatism which has been going on for a while, but now the war has outright targeted free speech.

Earlier this week right-wing radio host Alex Jones was banned from nearly every major platform except Twitter. Social media companies like Facebook and Apple coordinated to deplatform Jones. The real ramifications and what makes this so troubling is the amount of power companies like Apple and Google have. They will effectively be able to selectively enforce their policy on their political opponents ahead of upcoming elections.

Related coverage: <a href="">YouTube Shuts Down H3 Podcast During Live Stream For Talking About Alex Jones</a>

The reality is the tech giants have become to big and the federal regulation agencies are taking notice of their overreach. Friday, the H3 Podcast was shut down mid-stream on YouTube just for discussing the banning of Alex Jones. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is under pressure from left-wing employees of Twitter to accelerate changes to their hate speech policy. It is odd to see Gavin McInnes banned off Twitter, the same company who has stood out in recent days for refusing to ban Alex Jones.

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Laughing Academy No. 33622 2018-08-11 : 05:49

Had about enough of this faggotry. I despise censorship in any form. But this is the fucking worst.

Goddamned traitors like antifa and BLM can run their dickwashers and spew lies and threats of violence and that’s perfectly acceptable. But Jones? And now MacInnes? Nope. Not allowed. Deplatformed. I actually HATE liberals now. Before I viewed them as a cute bunch of largely harmless retards, but now? They are the lowest forms of life, second only to pedos in their ability to make me rage. Fucking whimpering trash ought to be thrown into a wood chipper feet first.

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