Why are Twitter engineers blocking a link that proves Gavin McInnes and the Proud Boys are Anti-Unite the Right rally?
McInnes and Proud Boys are not connected to the Alt-Right or “Unite the Right” rally, but media are connecting them to the big government ethno-rally.
Gavin McInnes and the Proud Boys, McInnes’ fraternal organization, have been permanently suspended from Twitter. In a strange, mimicking echo, media are connecting this to Jason Kessler’s Unite the Right rally happening in Charlottesville, Virginia this weekend.
Kessler, a former Occupy activist who was and is anti-Trump, is organizing a rally to get media for his alt-right faction. Conservatives and republicans will not be in attendance. However, that didn’t stop media from linking this anti-insurgent conservative event with insurgent McInnes and his Proud Boys.
Variety ran with the headline, “Twitter Shuts Down Accounts of Vice Co-Founder Gavin McInnes, Proud Boys Ahead of ‘Unite the Right’ Rally” and leftwing The Hill screamed, “Twitter suspends far-right “Proud Boys” accounts ahead of “Unite the Right” rally” atop of its coverage. Mashable tried linking the group with the rally exclaiming, “Twitter suspends Proud Boys before white supremacist rally.”
This isn’t a simply a false implication, but a total falsehood.
This isn’t journalism. This isn’t truthful. This threatens all Americans.
Worse, Twitter users are being prevented from sharing a link where McInnes and the fraternal organization denounce Kessler, racism, and the Unite the Right rally.
You read that correctly. McInnes denounced the Unite the Right rally in 2017 and is in no way associated with these lunatics.
It isn’t just my account.
The organization, in 2017, wrote:
In a rare decision, Gavin McInnes has officially announced that the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, VA, scheduled on August 12th, has been disavowed. I personally am not surprised by this. The rally is not about “uniting the right,” it is an attempt to lump civic-nationalists in with ethno-nationalists in order to make them seem like the same thing.
McInnes is married to an ethnic minority and the Proud Boys are a multi-ethnic organization.
His friends are rallying against Kessler and his ethno-rally.