Reports are surfacing how Twitter temporarily banned tweets of Anne-Marie Brady, an academic at New Zealand’s University of Cambridge who specializes in China’s foreign and domestic policy. She has been a vocal critic of the Chinese Communist Party over the past several years.
According to a poll conducted by NBC News, nearly two-thirds of Americans (64%) believe social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook are dividing America. In comparison, only 27% believe they are bringing America together.
It’s the internet, and we should all realize that nothing is as it seems. A young woman in her twenties from Japan had gained over 25,000 supporters posting videos and comments on Twitter. Then someone saw an image of an older man reflected in a mirror in the background of one of the young woman’s videos.
We have all heard the theory that if you put a frog in a pot and slowly turn up the heat, it won’t jump out because it is cold-blooded, and will allow itself to boil to death. Well, apparently Twitter CEO and billionaire Jack Dorsey is planning a similar strategy on Twitter. Dorsey was secretly caught on tape stating that the ban on US President Donald Trump was just the first step in censorship of conservatives. But he plans to do it slowly, hoping we won’t notice.
Twitter is condemning Uganda’s recent decision to block social media from its internet leading up to its national election. This means that Ugandans will not have access to their social media accounts. The government made the decision stating that the social media giants have “taken sides.” With Twitter opposing the move by stating it supports “OpenInternet,” many took the moment to point out the number of times Twitter has banned or blocked Conservatives that it didn’t agree with.
It was an absolute shock, because America’s ACLU (America Civil Liberties Union) has no love for US President Donald Trump, but even it is warning of the unchecked power of social media after Twitter and Facebook banned Donald Trump on their platforms. ACLU warned if social media’s power is not reigned in, they could target anyone.
A report by the Media Research Center (MRC) outlined 25 times social media giants such as Twitter (the biggest offender), Facebook and YouTube censored conservatives in 2019 and 2020. Many believe these corporations are using their dominating positions to squash free speech and to support their left wing agenda.
The left-wing trolls who inhabit the surreal universe of Twitter forced the Girl Guides of America to delete a tweet congratulating Amy Coney Barrett on her nomination to the US Supreme Court. She is the fifth woman to be nominated and the Girl Guides thought this was an achievement that should be celebrated.
When a dozen free speech supporters gathered at Twitter headquarters in San Francisco to protest the social media giant’s censorship of free speech, they were quickly surrounded and attacked by a violent mob numbering in the hundreds.
Several have slammed Twitter for flagging a tweet of US President Donald Trump for promoting a video of medical doctors talking about the effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine as a Covid treatment, while allowing Iran’s Ayatollah to call for a Jewish genocide. The Daily Mail explains: Twitter has been slammed for its double standards for flagging posts by Donald Trump while Iran‘s Ayatollah can call for ‘genocide’ of the Israeli people. The social media giants says the dictator’s anti-Semitic tweets calling Israel a ‘cancerous growth’ pass as ‘commentary on political issues of the day’, while President Trump’s tweets ‘could inspire harm’. During a Knesset hearing on antisemitism in social media Wednesday, human rights lawyer Arsen Ostrovsky questioned why the President’s tweets were flagged but not those of Ayatollah Khamenei, who ‘literally called for the genocide of Israel and the Jewish people’. READ: Twitter is slammed for flagging Donald Trump’s tweets on hydroxy because they ‘could inspire harm’ while allowing Iran’s Ayatollah to call for ‘genocide in Israel’ because it is ‘commentary’ Apparently, the President’s recommendation of a commonly used malaria drug …
Now to be fair, the researchers didn’t say it made you dumber, they actually said it negatively impacted learning, which I guess could make you dumber.
In late February, actor Chris Pratt came under fire for a tweet he sent out stating he was praying for filmmaker Kevin Smith. Pratt is a popular Hollywood actor having starred in Jurassic World and Guardians of the Galaxy. Smith, 47, filmmaker and comedian, was in Glendale California doing a comedy show, when he started to feel ill. With two shows scheduled for that night, he cancelled the second one and took an ambulance to the hospital and was diagnosed with a heart attack. Doctors discovered that his LAD artery, also called the widow maker, was 100% blocked. If he hadn’t gone to the hospital when he did, Smith would probably be dead. So having heard what happened, Chris Tweeted: Kevin we don’t know each other too good, but I have loved you since Clerks and I’m praying my ass off for you cause I believe in the healing power of prayer. Can you please pray with me people? https;//t.co/syB7BIQaoY – chris pratt (@prattprattpratt) February 26, 2018. Clerks was Smith’s first film, a low-budget affair …
The Roman Catholic Church announced July 16, 2013, it was offering indulgences to anyone who follows Pope Paul Francis on Twitter. The offer was made by the Apostolic Penitentiary which handles indulgence offers on behalf of the Vatican. The Pope had over 2.6 million Twitter followers prior to the indulgence announcement. In Catholic Theology, indulgences are officially recognized good works used to reduce the amount of time a person spends in purgatory after they die. Purgatory or limbo is a place where Catholics are purged of their sins prior