#FreeStacy — Join The Twitter Revolt Against The Suppression Of Free Speech
The Twitter revolt has begun. This is in response to:
“‘Unexpectedly, and without explanation, my @rsmccain Twitter account was suspended Friday evening. Based on past experiences, my guess would be that this resulted from a complaint by one of the leading “social justice warriors” (SJWs) who have been at war with #GamerGate since August 2014. However, there was no reason stated for the suspension, and who knows?’
McCain’s suspension came days after a clash with Trust and Safety Council member, Anita Sarkeesian. Sarkeesian is a feminist who is known for her involvement in #Gamergate.”
Prior to that:
“Twitter, a financially struggling social media platform, has been accused of targeting conservatives. In January, Twitter removed the verified status of Breitbart Tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos’s Twitter account (@Nero). Twitter claimed he violated the anti-harassment Terms of Service. But, as Legal Insurrection points out: ‘It is also a sort of peculiar way to punish violations of terms of service. Assuming @Nero actually violated the terms of service, is the account somehow no longer Yiannopoulos’s?’”
After McCain’s suspension:
- McCain’s @SexTroubleBook Twitter account, which he created last year to promote his book, was suspended.
- Actor and popular conservative, Adam Baldwin, ended up leaving Twitter: “Actor Adam Baldwin’s verified account appears to have been ‘shadowbanned’ (i.e., his account has not been suspended, but none of his Tweets, except the one he has pinned at top, appear are visible to other users.”
- @AceofSpadesHQ: “If you want to see my content you’ll just have to go to my site. i’m not providing it to Twitter any longer.”
“This is an open letter to the CEO of Twitter, Jack Dorsey.
My name is Ali Akbar. I’m @Ali on Twitter and the President of the National Bloggers Club, an organization that advocates for hundreds of bloggers and online activists.
Twitter is failing to serve its primary function — acting as a realtime pulse for all participants — a detailed scope into the world.”
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“Those familiar with makeup of Twitter’s user base knows who really runs Twitter — African Americans and conservatives, respectively. Twitter is run by #tcot and #BlackTwitter, but Twitter, Inc. is run by white liberals with an agenda.
Sure there are other groups of users from gamers to feminists, from UniteBlue to AltRight, from journalists to world leaders, but on a daily basis it is mainstream political conservatives and black users whom determines what trends.”
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“I don’t want Twitter to become more conservative, or more liberal, or more black, or more this or that — but instead, more free. This is the culture I want to encourage you to create at Twitter.”
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“We’re organizing now, Jack. I would love to sit and reason together. You might find it useful to hear the concerns of everyday users, conservative organizations, free market bloggers, and members of the National Bloggers Club. We want a meeting and we want inclusion.”
Many supporters of #FreeStacy are also blocking Twitter ads that appear in their timelines. And, Twitter is already on shaky financial ground. Others have left Twitter or are considering leaving. GhostSec will stay and fight for free speech. Twitter is setting a dangerous precedent that will likely embolden other social media platforms to crack down on the exercise of free speech.
“A waterfall begins from only one drop of water…” — The Power of One