It’s no secret that Twitter generally supports, protects, and panders to Democrats. The progressive social network unabashedly limits, shadow-bans, suspends, and often completely bans conservative accounts for saying things that get “out of line” in their collectively leftist view. But sometimes, the unhinged nature of the platform creeps out beyond the constraints of their own rules and suspends people based on harmless jokes.
Such is the case of The Resurgent’s Erick Erickson. His Tweet was, “Elizabeth Warren set to introduce the Wrecking American Prosperity Under Marxism, of WAMPUM Act, whereby she gives everything away for free.”
This Tweet was deemed “Hateful Conduct.”
Now you lock people out for making a JOKE? And a funny one at that. This is about Warren’s political policies. This is getting ridiculous. pic.twitter.com/dD9ajrF7Rw
— Stacey (@ScotsFyre) May 31, 2019
There is no rational, intelligent American who could read Erickson’s Tweet and come away thinking it was promoting violence against, threatening, or harassing Warren based on any of the protected classes they list. It’s not even debatable.
Here’s their list again in case you can’ see the Tweet:
Hateful conduct: You may not promote violence against or directly attack or threaten other people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or serious disease. We also do not allow accounts whose primary purpose is inciting harm towards others on the basis of these categories.
This is Twitter violating its own hateful conduct policy by harassing Erick Erickson because they disagreed with his politics. It was a joke, and not an exceptionally provocative one by any stretch of the imagination. It’s outrageous.
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Will America-First News Outlets Make it to 2023?
Things are looking grim for conservative and populist news sites.
There’s something happening behind the scenes at several popular conservative news outlets. 2021 was bad, but 2022 is proving to be disastrous for news sites that aren’t “playing ball” with the corporate media narrative. It’s being said that advertisers are cracking down, forcing some of the biggest ad networks like Google and Yahoo to pull their inventory from conservative outlets. This has had two major effects. First, it has cooled most conservative outlets from discussing “taboo” topics like Pandemic Panic Theater, voter fraud, or The Great Reset. Second, it has isolated those ad networks that aren’t playing ball.
Certain topics are anathema for most ad networks. Speaking out against vaccines or vaccine mandates is a certain path to being demonetized. Highlighting voter fraud in the 2020 and future elections is another instant advertising death penalty. Throw in truthful stories about climate change hysteria, Critical Race Theory, and the border crisis and it’s easy to understand how difficult it is for America-First news outlets to spread the facts, share conservative opinions, and still pay the bills.
Without naming names, I have been told of several news outlets who have been forced to either consolidate with larger organizations or who have backed down on covering certain topics out of fear of being “canceled” by the ad networks. I get it. This is a business for many of us and it’s not very profitable. Those of us who do this for a living are often barely squeaking by, so loss of additional revenue can often mean being forced to make cuts. That means not being able to cover the topics properly. Its a Catch-22: Tell the truth and lose the money necessary to keep telling the truth, or avoid the truth and make enough money to survive. Those who have chosen survival simply aren’t able to spread the truth properly.
We will never avoid the truth. The Lord will provide if it is His will. Our job is simply to share the facts, spread the Gospel, and educate as many Americans as possible while exposing the forces of evil.
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