Lessons in thought policing – tweet about @realDonaldTrump, get shutoff by Twitter

I’ve had a Twitter account since September 2009. I’ve made over 28,600 Tweets in that over 10 years time. Not once have I ever been shutoff…until yesterday, when I made my very first retweet of a Trump retweet of WUWT made in 2013.

This is the story yesterday: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2020/01/03/that-time-when-realdonaldtrump-read-and-retweeted-wuwt/

Coincidence? I think not.

I got it resolved today after jumping through a couple of hoops.

But really, wow.

h/t to Dave Burton.

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Bloke down the pub
January 4, 2020 12:50 pm

I have a twitter account but I wouldn’t trust them as far as I could throw them.

John Tillman
Reply to  Bloke down the pub
January 4, 2020 12:58 pm

The world more than ever needs a Capitalist International with its own media organs to counter the relentless march of Communism and Ecofascism, such siren calls to the young and inexperienced.

I see it here in Chile, the once most successful Latin American country, to an alarming degree. It’s in dread danger of going the way of Venezuela and Argentina, former Latin American economic bright spots.

climanrecon
Reply to  John Tillman
January 5, 2020 1:10 am

The BBC now reports the protests against metro fare rises as protests against inequality.

Reply to  John Tillman
January 6, 2020 5:03 am

I would be planning on how to get out in a hurry. Let me know if you need a place to hide

Steve Keppel-Jones
Reply to  John Tillman
January 9, 2020 7:47 am

I think that’s a good plan, but I’m not sure it should be called “Capitalist International”. “Capitalism” is a derogatory term invented by Marx, and I’m not sure we should be ceding the linguistic territory to him. We should probably focus on what we are really promoting, which is individualism, free markets, and the fair application of the rule of law. But what is a catchy phrase to denote that?

Reply to  Steve Keppel-Jones
January 9, 2020 8:25 am

“Working with Capital” ?

“Capital Engagement” ?

“Employing Capital”

Das Kapital – that’s “out” though …

Curious George
Reply to  Bloke down the pub
January 4, 2020 1:13 pm

A thought Gestapo. They are tightening screws on any incorrect thought. That includes mentioning of a non-person, like the President of the U.S. 1938 again?

Brian R
Reply to  Curious George
January 4, 2020 2:33 pm

Everybody thought that “Big Brother” would be/was the government pushing to keep “thought crimes” out of the public. In fact Big Brother is actually large media companies and social media working in ways that George Orwell couldn’t have imagine.

Reply to  Curious George
January 4, 2020 2:42 pm

Try 1931 – 33, when conventional campaigning was combined with terror tactics which assured the winning of elections henceforth …

Just replace ‘brown shirt’ with Antifa.

jorgekafkazar
Reply to  Bloke down the pub
January 4, 2020 1:25 pm

I wouldn’t trust them as far as I can toss a live bull up a silo.

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  jorgekafkazar
January 4, 2020 5:00 pm

On Jupiter.

Luke
Reply to  Bloke down the pub
January 4, 2020 3:10 pm

Time to repeal section 230.

PeterT
Reply to  Bloke down the pub
January 4, 2020 8:23 pm

Maybe OT, but I just opened a Twitter account to follow Terence Corcoran. Refreshingly honest journalist. I came across a certain professor by the name of Katherine Hayhoe while playing around in the new (to me, anyway) World of Twitter. I sent her a polite recommendation to check out WUWT, and she immediately blocked me. She may be griff’s sister, but I was wondering if this moron was known to any of you?

Reply to  PeterT
January 4, 2020 11:02 pm

PeterT,
Oh yes, she is known to many of us. Below are some reasons.
However, she is not a moron. She is a clever manipulator of the young, the ignorant, and those without the skills to look up and critically examine the materials she espouses.
Madame Hayhoe is reported to have authored much of the Fourth National Climate Assessment, which explains the outright deceptions in that assessment, described here: https://casf.me/critique-fourth-national-climate-assessment/
Katharine Hayhoe was one of the presenters at the climate “Education” series at New Mexico State University sponsored by the office of Senator Tom Udall (D-NM).
Here are my notes criticizing Hayhoe’s presentation: “Practically no references, preachy, overt and covert religious overtones, masterful emotional
manipulation, well-produced, highly controlled, textbook example of propaganda by a skillful presenter”
Here is a post and my presentation graphics on Madame Hayhoe.
https://casf.me/evening-lecture-alarmist-katharine-hayhoe/
https://casf.me/an-analysis-of-katharine-hayhoe-s_video-and-climate-lecture_16_feb_2019-3/
If you go through this, you will find the reasons for my assessment of Mme Hayhoe, and the reason why she blocked you. She can stand no honest criticism. I know, I tried.

ROBERT W. ENDLICH, Cruces Atmospheric Sciences Forum

beng135
Reply to  Robert W. ENDLICH
January 5, 2020 8:31 am

Thanks Robert — one correction:
textbook example of propaganda by a skillful presenter propagandist

Alittle redundant, I know, bur bears emphasis….

PeterT
Reply to  Robert W. ENDLICH
January 6, 2020 8:06 am

Thank you very much Robert. She’s a very scary piece of work.

PeterT
Reply to  Robert W. ENDLICH
January 6, 2020 8:28 am

Robert, great work tearing her presentations apart, BTW. Your articles are keepers.

Severian
January 4, 2020 12:54 pm

This is like Henry Ford going around and booting your Model T if he didn’t like your politics.

Rob_Dawg
Reply to  Severian
January 4, 2020 1:08 pm

Twitter is a publisher and needs to be held to those standards.

Fanakapan
Reply to  Rob_Dawg
January 4, 2020 2:17 pm

Yesssss !!

And assuming The Donald does indeed win 2020, then it might be a fair assumption that such a designation might be coming up the pike ?

Its truly bizzare that the likes of Dorsey, and Zuckerberg, seem not to have considered the possibility.

Reply to  Rob_Dawg
January 4, 2020 2:45 pm

Wait – what? Publishers can control content, ‘common carriers’ don’t.

Hivemind
Reply to  _Jim
January 4, 2020 9:35 pm

Precisely. Facebook, Twitter, etc claim ‘common carrier’ status to avoid responsibility for what is published on their servers. But then they boot off anybody with a conservative opinion. They shouldn’t be able to avoid the responsibilities of a publisher, because they are clearly controlling the content on their systems.

Sheri
Reply to  Severian
January 4, 2020 1:33 pm

I think Henry Ford was allowed to not sell to you if he didn’t want to. There were not thought police, “fairness” fools and a near socialist government dictating who did and did not get served. Henry HAD to make a good product and have great marketing or fail in the automobile business.
In the name of fairness, people have destroyed many, many freedoms and then are shocked when “fairness” beats people down and takes over just as many a dictator has. People do not learn from history, even if they know history.
We let Twitter, Facebook, etc (none of which I use—only WordPress and Blogger and I can find a different platform if they become too nosy or bullying) do this because “it can’t happen here”. There are a few individuals that are trying to start more open platforms, but face it, people are lazy and go the easy route even if it ends up with them losing all their freedoms. So until Twitter and Facebook devour the nation, people WILL continue to aid and abet their own demise.

Ferdberple
Reply to  Sheri
January 4, 2020 3:16 pm

I think Henry Ford was allowed to not sell to you if he didn’t want to.
≠=======
Really? How about if you are black? OK not to sell to you? How about if you are a woman. Women drivers could give fôrd a bad rep. Or how about oriental drivers.

twitter doesn’t like Anthony’s politics. So somehow he is “accidentally” disappeared.

Samuel C Cogar
Reply to  Ferdberple
January 5, 2020 4:40 am

Henry Ford had “rules” his employees were forced to comply with, …… but not his customers.

rah
Reply to  Samuel C Cogar
January 5, 2020 6:03 am

And though people complained about Ford’s monitors looking under the partition in the bathrooms to see who was working and who wasn’t, they were getting by far the best pay for labor when working at a Ford plant.

MarkW
Reply to  Samuel C Cogar
January 5, 2020 8:05 am

The claim was that Ford could choose to NOT sell to someone if he didn’t want to.
The reality is that if a company chooses to not sell to one of the federally protected minorities, the government will quickly put that company out of business.

Sheri
Reply to  Ferdberple
January 5, 2020 5:51 am

Ferdberple: Yes, Ferdie he d**n well does not have to sell to you if you’re black. Or a woman. Or anything else. IT’S HIS BUSINESS. You have the socialist/communist SJW view that BUSINESS BELONGS TO THE GOVERNMENT. So, take your socialist ideas, jump on a plane if you’re not already in one of those idiot places and be happy. Those of use who are strong, capable and live in reality are happy to see you go. We can live without Daddy Government “fixing” our worthless lives. Government does not give your life worth—and it’s WORTHLESS if that’s how you view life.

I don’t care if Twitter got rid of Anthony. I don’t care who Twitter gets rid of. Worshipping “fairness” and being too freaking lazy to start your Twitter—I fully hope you get to reap the hell that follows. Lazy people deserve slavery. People who won’t fight for their freedom don’t deserve freedom.

Russ Wood
Reply to  Sheri
January 5, 2020 8:26 am

Fairness? My wife and I had to teach our children that fairness only applies between a few people. And the world isn’t fair! TANSTAAFL! (And to people who haven’t read Heinlein – There Ain’t No Such Thing As A Free Lunch!)

John Tillman
January 4, 2020 12:54 pm

Many have wondered why there is not a libertarian or conservative alternative to all the Left-dominated social media sites. A combination of FB networking, Twitter commenting, Snapchat flaming, Instagram photosharing, Youtube video sharing, whatever, why not competition with the now ruling corporate conglomerates controlled by a few monopolistic corporations intent on world domination? Such a company would also help combat China’s equivalent Internet imperialism.

son of mulder
Reply to  John Tillman
January 4, 2020 1:02 pm

There is, it’s called the Real World.

John Tillman
Reply to  son of mulder
January 4, 2020 1:41 pm

Please provide link.

I don’t find it.

Thanks.

John Endicott
Reply to  John Tillman
January 4, 2020 2:47 pm

The link can be found by stepping outside.

you’re welcome.

spangled drongo
Reply to  John Endicott
January 4, 2020 3:31 pm

When you do step outside you realise that almost no one else does.

Not without remaining connected to the virtual world, that is.

Michael Keal
Reply to  John Endicott
January 7, 2020 2:56 am

Independence Daily is worth a read. Here’s a sample:
(It is quintessentially English though!)
https://independencedaily.co.uk/how-to-make-friends-gain-support-and-get-lots-of-money-not/

BFL
Reply to  John Tillman
January 4, 2020 1:03 pm

Libtards are soooo into diversity that they need to be reminded at every opportunity that they are NOT diverse in political representation, i.e. need 50-50 conservatives & liberals in college professorships, hiring, CEO’s etc.

beng135
Reply to  BFL
January 5, 2020 9:43 am

The “diversity” they advance is purely cosmetic — race, gender, sexual preferences, etc. Real diversity (viewpoint/politics/philosophy) is forbidden. So just another example of Orwellian definitions — war is peace, love is hate, good is bad, knowledge is ignorance, truth is lies, etc.

BFL
Reply to  John Tillman
January 4, 2020 1:10 pm

This is political racism and they should be called what they are: Political Racist, in a very loud stark voice, staring wide eyes with a shaky pointing finger.

Sheri
Reply to  John Tillman
January 4, 2020 1:37 pm

There is http://www.USA.Life. It proports to be a conservative answer to social media bias. Since I swore off social media and went with son of mulder’s real life, I can’t say for sure. Admittedly, you have to search for these, but if you won’t even do that, there’s no hope anyway.

G Ashe
Reply to  John Tillman
January 4, 2020 2:20 pm

John Tillman every time one starts up and gets busy, the leftist media declare it far right, and the financial system blocks them out, no payments proessing etc, no bank accounts and so on…
Black listing wih advertisers etc.

Reply to  John Tillman
January 4, 2020 2:48 pm

re: “Many have wondered why there is not a libertarian or conservative alternative to all the Left-dominated social media sites.”

freerepublic.com, a discussion and debate site. Run by Jim Robinson using donations from the active community there. Been that way since 1997 that I know. Bet ya never heard of it?

pyromancer76
Reply to  John Tillman
January 5, 2020 10:08 am

You can find many blocked from Twitter establishing themselves on social.quodverum. Since I don’t do this myself on any site, I don’t know the details, but the interesting character below, Thomas Wictor, has some of the details. I enjoy reading the “scientific” and mostly non-marxist/islamsit/global-elite ideas of many authors on this site. Mostly they are not the amazingly gifted scientist/intellectual individuals as on WUWT, but they offer some excellent citizen investigations.

https://social.quodverum.com/@ThomasWic

Greg
January 4, 2020 12:58 pm

Thoughtcrime, baby. Get your head right, to where you love Big Brother.

son of mulder
January 4, 2020 1:01 pm

Here in the UK, those who espoused that the people didn’t want Brexit, despite the referendum vote, and the Labour Party, that was comprehensively defeated in the recent general election, all believed what they read in the Twitter Bubble.

Funnily enough most folk here aren’t registered because it’s a sad echo chamber and there is more to life/have a life.

Obviously Trump and folk like youself, with a public image, have to have a presence there but for most of us it’s a waste of cyberspace.

January 4, 2020 1:08 pm

Hi Anthony.

YouTube also censors political material that does not conform to its Marxist-Leninist policies.

YouTube recently censored this video as “hate speech”, which it definitely is not.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3qkf3bajd4&feature=youtu.be

Here is my comment on that YouTube censorship.

Note that the game plan of the USA Democratic Party is straight out of Lenin’s quotes.

https://wattsupwiththat.com/2019/12/31/bp-boss-daughters-friends-on-anti-depressants-because-of-climate-change/#comment-2883136

Thank you Jim for your link to Yuri Besmenov’s 1984 interview, which I believe is excerpted from the longer interview I referred to above.
https://youtu.be/bX3EZCVj2XA

That longer interview has been censored by the “thought police” at YouTube, replaced with the following caption:
“This video has been removed for violating YouTube’s policy on hate speech. Learn more about combating hate speech in your country.”

The Bezmenov interview is in no way “hate speech” – and censoring the longer Bezmenov interview says much about the values and priorities of the “fellow travelers” at YouTube. The Soviets called these sycophants their “useful idiots” in the West, who would help them to defeat the western democracies and replace them with Marxist dictatorships.

A few quotes by Lenin will shed further light on this process:
https://www.azquotes.com/author/8716-Vladimir_Lenin

Truth is the most precious thing. That’s why we should ration it.
[aka “Lie, lie, lie!”]

We can and must write in a language which sows among the masses hate, revulsion, and scorn toward those who disagree with us.
[There are many such examples in the global warming/climate change scam – for example, climate scammers call climate skeptics “deniers” and refuse to debate the bogus CAGW “settled science”.]

There are no morals in politics; there is only expedience. A scoundrel may be of use to us just because he is a scoundrel.

Free speech is a bourgeois prejudice.

The press should be not only a collective propagandist and a collective agitator, but also a collective organizer of the masses.

People always have been and they always will be stupid victims of deceit and self-deception in politics.

It is, of course, much easier to shout, abuse, and howl than to attempt to relate, to explain.

Democracy is indispensable to socialism.

The goal of socialism is communism.

The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.

Trust is good, but control is better.

As an ultimate objective, “peace” simply means communist world control.

One of the basic conditions for the victory of socialism is the arming of the workers Communist and the disarming of the bourgeoisie the middle class.
[aka “We must get rid of the Second Amendment and disarm the populace.”]

One man with a gun can control 100 without one.

Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.
[Is that four years of public school or four years of university, or both? Why are so many teachers doctrinaire leftists?]

Give me just one generation of youth, and I’ll transform the whole world.

**************************

Carl Friis-Hansen
Reply to  ALLAN MACRAE
January 4, 2020 4:53 pm

“YouTube recently censored this video as “hate speech””
If Yuri Besmenov is a hate speecher and get barred, then how come Greta Thunberg’s hate speeches are not totally silenced? – Oh forgot, GT is one of the new world orders “useful idiots” and is adorable when she is angry and mobbing others.

I just saved the 13min interview with Yuri Besmenov, in case that video gets lost in Youtube too.

Reply to  Carl Friis-Hansen
January 4, 2020 5:01 pm

HI Carl – how did you save the Yuri B video – I want to save it too.
Signed Allan MacRae, Computer Illiterate.

Reply to  ALLAN MACRAE
January 4, 2020 5:20 pm

Cancel my request Carl – my young daughter showed me how to save it.

Note to file – Sign into YouTube and find file named YuriBezmanov.

Reply to  Carl Friis-Hansen
January 5, 2020 2:29 am

https://www.complaintsboard.com/new_complaint/

YouTube recently censored this video as “hate speech”, which it definitely is not.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3qkf3bajd4&feature=youtu.be
You wrote: “This video has been removed for violating YouTube’s policy on hate speech. Learn more about combating hate speech in your country.”

Does YouTube routinely censor as “Hate Speech” political material that does not conform to (your?) Marxist-Leninist policies?

Please restore this video or explain why you have censored it – it is certainly NOT hate speech.

AllanMRM

https://www.complaintsboard.com/youtube-censorship-by-youtube-of-a-valid-video-that-is-not-hate-speech-c1203496

Red94ViperRT10
Reply to  ALLAN MACRAE
January 5, 2020 9:27 am

404 – Page Not Found

…when I tried to follow your link to the Complaints Board.

Reply to  Red94ViperRT10
January 5, 2020 5:23 pm

Yes RT – I have to phone YouTube – they apparently don’t have an email Complaints Dept – there is no record that way.

pyromancer76
Reply to  ALLAN MACRAE
January 5, 2020 10:25 am

Thank you, Allan. The more citizens realize that IT, Social Media, and other highly profitable entities have now gone over to the dark side and no longer believe in American freedoms and actively attempt to squelch or eliminate them – the better.

We are in grave danger. Why didn’t AGW Global Warming scam end once its scientific fraudulence was clearly demonstrated – often by many writing/posting on WUWT? Because totalitarian forces from a number of backgrounds (marxist/islamist/fascist/global elitist) want complete ownership — and they have trillions of $$$ to try to buy that.

Citizens who value limited government, individual freedom, and the scientific method are to be eliminated. Due to the election in 2016, we barely escaped more tyranny in the U.S. I am very grateful to Anthony, Charles the Moderator, and all the commenters here for your dedication to the scientific method, the freedoms it requires, and your willingness to debate your differences.

Mike McHenry
January 4, 2020 1:20 pm

Wow what snow flakes no pun intended.

John Bell
January 4, 2020 1:24 pm

Orwellian and Kafka-esque. They are obsessive totalitarian control freaks, and thru projection, they think the political Right is just like them only mirror image, no wonder they are the way they are, it tells me a lot.

Dodgy Geezer
January 4, 2020 1:30 pm

Why have you got a Twitter account? Shut it down immediately.. !

Curious George
January 4, 2020 1:31 pm

On a similar note, in 2018 I tried to confirm the news of a guy who imported 2 wives and 8 children into Germany, and ran several Google searches on subsets of keywords

carstens syria mother bigamy pinneberg wife

and after a third attempt I got temporarily suspended from a Google search engine for a violation of terms of contract. I got rather surprised, my default search engine is now duckduckgo.

The best element in this story is that German authorities actually brought the second wife with her four children to Germany.

Carl Friis-Hansen
Reply to  Curious George
January 4, 2020 4:21 pm

DuckDuckGo is the way to go. Additionally I in some cases use Tor Browser.
In some searches I have had more luck with Russian Yandex search engine.
When I lived in Pinneberg in early 1970’s it was a free city, but bigamy was not allowed though 🙂

Robert Davis
January 4, 2020 1:36 pm

Those damn pesky algorithms. Haha!! Right………

icisil
January 4, 2020 1:39 pm

Oh… I figured it was because some overweight SJW at twitter got triggered because of your post in which Meatloaf called himself a fat mofo who lost 70 lbs (fat shaming).

John V. Wright
January 4, 2020 2:25 pm

Of course your account got suspended, Antony. The ‘unusual activity’ is that you were re tweeting the President of the United States instead of slagging him off for defending life and liberty. Just re tweeting him, even from years ago, without criticizing and insulting him is unusual activity in Twitter’s book. Here in the UK, the police will pay you a visit to warn you against ‘wrong thinking’ (such as pointing out that there are two sexes in the world, male and female).

‘Wrong thinking’ is the UK version of Twitter’s ‘unusual activity’.

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  John V. Wright
January 4, 2020 5:18 pm

“Antony.”

Et tu Brute?

Mr.
January 4, 2020 2:42 pm

Twitter has been the greatest boon to contemporary mainstream journalistic laziness since the teletype was invented.

“Journalists” who recently left university now just regurgitate the dross they are able to dredge from trawling Twitter, and get it published as a “breaking story” on establishment media.

No wonder they’re going broke.

Michael Jankowski
Reply to  Mr.
January 4, 2020 4:00 pm

And the “articles” both quote the Twitter comments/Tweets and show a screen capture of them, so it makes for extra-filler.

Sara
January 4, 2020 4:47 pm

Violation of 1st amendment free speech and freedom of the press – I guess federal laws only apply when The They say they do.

This is the reason I do not use anything connected to that idiotic twitterpating crap.

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  Sara
January 4, 2020 5:21 pm

“Violation of 1st amendment free speech and freedom of the press – I guess federal laws only apply when The They say they do.”

Incorrect. The 1st amendment says “congress shall make no law”. Twitter is not the government. They can censor anything they want.

stinkerp
January 4, 2020 5:35 pm

Could someone please explain the value of Twitter? It seems like a place for simplistic, heated arguments. Do they have cat videos?

Doug Huffman
Reply to  stinkerp
January 5, 2020 12:45 pm

Nothing worth saying can be said in <= 142 characters, else why books? A current favorite is 1000 pages long.

jdgalt
January 4, 2020 5:40 pm

Plenty of us have already made the switch from Twitter to Gab and would love to see WUWT there.

Doug Huffman
Reply to  jdgalt
January 5, 2020 12:44 pm

Never had Titter. Early on GAB.ai now corrupted to Andy Torba’s vision of the dredge profit center. I’m there waiting for an honest alternative. WUWT is most honest, but with unblockable trolls.

Clarky of Oz
January 4, 2020 6:17 pm

How come Donald Trump himself still has a twitter account? If one can be shutdown for retweeting why don’t the just cut him off at the source? Would it not be easier to do this instead of tracking down every individual account holder who dares to spread the word?

Or don’t they have the balls?

p.s I do have a twitter account I rarely use. I might just have to poke it with a stick and see if I can get it closed.

Brian Morgan
Reply to  Clarky of Oz
January 4, 2020 9:27 pm

Good question. The best I can figure is this: One Man, One Vote

If Twitter shuts down the President’s account then the fallout is revenge at the ballot box by his millions of Twitter followers and multitudes of fence-sitters but if Twitter can instill fear in an individual user who re-tweets the President then they have succeeded in depressing voter turnout.

John Endicott
Reply to  Clarky of Oz
January 6, 2020 9:48 am

They know better than to piss off the most powerful elected official in the land. He could make life difficult for them with just the stroke of a pen. Not to mention how much ammo it would give their political enemies in congress should they do so (they don’t want do anything that would help further legislation against them). So no matter what Trump says or does on Twitter they won’t shut it down. They may occasionally have an “accidental” deletion of a tweet (which they’ll begrudgingly restore as soon as it’s called out) but that’s about it. But once Trump is out of office, watch how quickly they delete his twitter presence for “violating their terms of service”.

Steven Mosher
January 4, 2020 11:19 pm

Hmm.

well, Ive had an account since 2008. Turned off like yours? ya a few times.

1. What hoops did you have to run through? what did they say
2. Did you start tweeting more frequently than normal?
3. Tweet while changing locations?
4. tweet using a VPN?
5. twwet from two or more devices in the same time period?

There are a whole bunch of things that they can “detect” as unusual. Retweeting trump ain’t one of them.
basically they have a profile of your tweet behavior( like visa tracks your spending habits) do something too different and flags fly.

4TimesAYear
January 4, 2020 11:26 pm

Thought police at work. That’s just insane. I wonder how they’d like a class action suit?

G Ashe
January 5, 2020 2:35 am

As usual Mosher is a million miles off target…..

They have been suspending Trump re-tweeters for weeks, its a test to see how much fall out there is.

As the election nears they will effectively silence his supporters and his messages being spread by them, that is the game they are playing, they cant just ban the leader of the free world with 5 yrs of his presidency to run,

One way or another the administration would take them down if they did, but it demonstrates how these silicone valley tw a-boys think they are more powerful than the president of the US.
https://duckduckgo.com/?q=twitter+suspending+trump+retweeters&atb=v154-3bl&ia=web

Reply to  G Ashe
January 5, 2020 6:53 pm

re: ” silicone ”

Silicon for ‘tech’, silicone for cosmetology (implants), some cookware accessories, wire insulation et al.

Anymore its becoming SiGe (Silicon and Germanium) compounds, as well as SiC, and GaAs too. Diamond (C) is on the scene too.

Hocus Locus
Reply to  _Jim
January 6, 2020 12:21 am

I hear they’re making computer chips from geraniums and dope.
Pretty to wear and a real head trip.

Martin A
January 5, 2020 6:02 am

Twitter, Google and Quora have become the woke thought police.

Pointman puts it nicely:
https://thepointman.wordpress.com/2020/01/03/big-tech-versus-the-people

Doug Huffman
Reply to  Martin A
January 5, 2020 12:47 pm

Uggh. Quora, Quillette, da convo. All desperately seeking gravitas.

beng135
January 5, 2020 7:56 am

A new, advanced level of classical fascism — call it neo-fascism. You don’t even have to pay off/threaten corporations anymore to get them to cooperate — they’ve been so thoroughly indoctrinated since childhood by the schools and current media culture that they fall in line and take actions naturally in support of their marxist masters, including as seen here, tightening censorship of “wrong thinking”.

Alasdair Fairbairn
January 5, 2020 12:03 pm

The thought police are alive and kicking. Once the UN and its acolytes gets control of algorithms heaven help us.

January 5, 2020 9:43 pm

I got booted off the local Nextdoor social media site in October when I posted data from the National Weather Service that reported only 2 official triple digit temperature days at Kansas City International Airport in the past 7 years. Meanwhile, a similar 7 year period from 1953 through 1959 saw more than 60 triple-digit temperature days at the official recording station in Kansas City. I provided a link to the source of the data. In the uproar that followed I was accused of being a flat-earther. Others said that their yard temperatures gauges had recorded many triple digit days, and on and on. Instead of banning the hysterical crowd I got the boot. Nextdoor is a San Francisco based social network company. No surprise there!

Hans
January 7, 2020 1:30 am

Witter, evil personified. They are on my
girlcott list.

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