I usually get giddy and excited when I see that I’ve lost chunks of followers in sizable clips. It means I’m eliciting some kind of meaningful and therefore noticeable reaction. But this recent hit was simply a result of Big Techs generic overreaching and Orwellian/tyrannical act of mass censorship that I simply happened to get caught up in. Doesn’t Twitter see how much shit I talk about ALL politicians? Trumps Occultist-ass included? Though I do despise lefty politicians and rhetoric with a far greater intensity than anything from the opposite side of the aisle. Most have trouble as far as what to make of me. I tend to confuse yet fascinate to the point that you’ll at least follow me for a bit, just out of curiosity. At least until I say something to piss you off. That’s what I get for calling them like I see them and reserving my loyalties for the living God & Jesus in favor of any earthly political faction or any particular man/woman or movement.
Kill me or pay me, but don’t censor me.
The Purge Is Here: Twitter Banning Influencers on Right, Removing Followers
By Nick Arama | Jan 09, 2021 12:00 AM ET
The left and Big Tech have been moving quickly over the past couple of days.
The President of the United States has been booted off Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram. Shopify has booted MAGA merchandise from their stores.
Parler is getting pressure by both Apple and Google to ‘moderate’ their site, ‘moderate’ their belief in free speech. So far their CEO is refusing the pressure.
Meanwhile Joe Biden is thinking up a new law to deal with “ideologically-inspired” “domestic terrorism.” He declared the thousands of protesters who had been at the Capitol were “domestic terrorists,” making no distinction between those who committed crimes and those who had not (which was most of the people).
Twitter is going after anyone they think is violating the narrative. They’ve now booted a slew of well-know influencers on the right. More pointedly, they took down the people who were not posting anything offensive that would violate the terms of service but were questioning things about the Democratic narrative about the facts.
Among the people who have been booted:
Salem Media’s Kevin McCullough, who posted questions about the votes moving backwards in the Georgia run-offs and posted Trump’s video from his rally.
The Team Trump account was axed too.
Techno Fog who broke court documents on the Russia hoax.
Tracy Beanz who also did yeoman’s work on Russia hoax.
Influencers on the right suddenly over the last couple of days were also finding their Twitter followers dropping off precipitously. Not just a few people but a lot of influencers, even smaller not well-known people.
Ric Grenell was down over 53,000.
Twitter, the “public forum” for free speech, has deleted 15,000 followers from my account in the last few hours.
There is no point engaging in a national conversation on a “forum” that is in actual fact a propaganda organ.
God bless America.
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) January 7, 2021
It’s getting bad and it’s obvious they’re cutting media influence of folks on the right to cut any question/dissent from the Democratic narrative. They’re trying to consolidate power now while they have the excuse of the Capitol protests to buttress the fascistic effort.
People are leaving for Parler although it’s presently not working. Not sure if that’s because it’s adjusting to the load or someone has taken it off line.
I thought maybe some of it might be people quitting Twitter so people are losing some of those people as followers. But Twitter’s explanation was hardly sufficient.
In a statement to the Washington Examiner, a Twitter spokesperson said that the company regularly locks accounts due to policies on spam and platform manipulation.
“As part of our work to protect the integrity of the conversation on Twitter, we regularly challenge accounts to confirm account details such as email and phone number,” the statement read. “Until the accounts confirm additional account information, they are in a locked state and do not count towards follower counts.”
That doesn’t explain people losing thousands of followers.