For some time, it has seemed as though there is a wholesale attack on prominent voices who do not reinforce the mainstream media and leftist narrative. Under normal circumstances, such people are conservative and have large followings. Almost always when accounts are banned and voices effectively are silenced, community standards and inciting violence are given as the reasons for content to simply disappear.
(If that’s the case, why is Maxine Waters allowed the time of day.)
Recently, in lockstep, social media platforms have done this make it all disappear magic trick with Alex Jones and Infowars as the victim. Facebook, Youtube, and other social media platforms have deleted many of his pages and podcasts. The one exception seems to be Twitter. CEO Jack Dorsey took to his own product to explain why.
Dorsey tweeted: “If we succumb and simply react to outside pressure, rather than straightforward principles we enforce (and evolve) impartially regardless of political viewpoints, we become a service that’s constructed by our personal views that can swing in any direction. That’s not us.”
Oh, really. Tell that to the millions of American conservatives who have been shadow banned or outright banned for creating and spreading conservative content. Those people tell a completely different story when actual terrorists and leftists can tweet death threats without consequence.
Which begs the question, why is Alex Jones different? His schtick is conspiracies, some of which are pure speculation, and some with more than a little merit to the theories of what really happened since the story fed to the masses by the mainstream media defies the laws of physics and chemistry. Why would this be okay, but espousing traditional marriage is not?
It might be a good thing for Jack Dorsey to look in the mirror and answer the question. He says in his tweets that Jones has not violated the rules of Twitter. If that is so, please explain how so many others with conservative content HAVE. We the People would like to know the answer.