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Twitter Singles Out Milo Yiannopoulos For Censorship Over Iconic Nice Image

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posted on Jul, 18 2016 @ 12:10 AM
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You can see the image in question in the SOURCE link above. Although the image isn't gory or graphic some may consider it extremely disturbing so I won't post it here directly.


Twitter has hidden a tweet from Breitbart Tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos after he shared an iconic photo of an abandoned child’s doll following the Islamist terror attack in Nice last night in which 80 people were killed.

Yiannopoulos, who is a fierce critic of the role of Muslim migration in Western society, posted the photo with the caption “Europe’s Future, Under Islam.” Milo was soon reprimanded by Twitter, who after “reviewing” the post, marked it as “possibly sensitive,” meaning that users cannot see the post until they manually click through to the content.

Milo was allowed to disable the content filter, but Twitter warned him that unless he flagged similar content as “sensitive” in the future, it could permanently install the content filter over all his media tweets, thus damaging his growth and engagement numbers.


What to make of this? As Milo pointed out immediately after he was censored, the same image went published on Twitter by Huff Po, TIME, & CNN. Why is it that his post was censored for being 'possibly' sensitive? When other media sources get a pass? Was it because his comment about Islam?

How is it that the Islamic State is allowed to have Twitter accounts but Mr. Yiannopoulos get's censored for using his Twitter to share his political beliefs?


Even more revealing is the fact that Twitter, which is known for its disdain of conservatives, had no problem with the photo being shared from a range of other news outlets, including the Huffington Post, The Independent, and NBC.

TIME’s Chelsea Matiash and the BBC’s Jeremy Vine were also apparently allowed to tweet the photo without punishment from Twitter. So why is Milo being treated differently? We asked Twitter’s press team, but they didn’t respond.


One more justification for me to add to my list of reasons why I should never have a Twitter.


The site has previously targeted conservative media through actions such as de-verifying Yiannopoulos, and refusing to verify Breitbart’s official Twitter account of nearly 350,000 followers, despite CEO Jack Dorsey claiming that the company “stands for freedom of expression.”

This is all despite Breitbart last month being named the largest political news site on social media, smashing the likes of The Huffington Post, The Guardian and CNN with over one and a half million more engagements.


Ah! There it is!

Conspiracy?


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posted on Jul, 18 2016 @ 12:12 AM
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So you want to know how to make twitter irrelevant?

Stop using it



posted on Jul, 18 2016 @ 12:21 AM
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posted on Jul, 18 2016 @ 01:09 AM
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a reply to: ColdWisdom




This is all despite Breitbart last month being named the largest political news site on social media, smashing the likes of The Huffington Post, The Guardian and CNN with over one and a half million more engagements.


Breitbart is a powerhouse, more popular than the left wing propaganda pushers. Twitter controllers obviously lean left.

Here at ATS it is no different, the liberal loons try to dismiss Breitbart and attack anyone who references it, no different than their being condescending towards Foxnews while they praise the imaginary all encompassing influence of their MSM NWO pushing rivals.



posted on Jul, 18 2016 @ 01:09 AM
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a reply to: ColdWisdom

It's pretty obvious that it was not the photo, which was widely circulated the night it happened, but the caption he chose to use instead, that earned him the attention. Which was, of course, why he wrote it. Twitter has a T&C posted, as does Instagram, and facebook, et al., and when you create an account, you agree to it.

Why are you crying for him? He got exactly what he wanted...attention.



posted on Jul, 18 2016 @ 01:16 AM
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a reply to: ColdWisdom

It is pretty disgusting the lengths that the MSM (Twitter included) will go through to hide the truth from the public. I always felt like we could handle the truth and that it was the duty of the media to provide it to us.



posted on Jul, 18 2016 @ 01:33 AM
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a reply to: tigertatzen

I didn't know I was crying for anybody.

I don't even have a Twitter and I still manage to see and hear about more offensive Twitter posts than Milo's.

Milo criticized Islam, he gets censored. Islamic State uses Twitter to proliferate their extremist propaganda, nothing.

I'm not even including all the blatant and violent extremist posts coming from the BLM movement.

Seriously, now.



posted on Jul, 18 2016 @ 01:41 AM
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You're right. It was what he SAID..not the photo. You see sad photos like that every time a plane crashes, or a ship of refugees capsizes.


His Twitter statement regarding how that photo relates to radical Islam is something Donald Trump would have said a few months ago. He's now being more careful, for obvious reasons.



posted on Jul, 18 2016 @ 01:43 AM
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Twitter is fast approaching irrelevance.
Their stupid, partisan censorship means that it will soon just become another arm of msm and as such, pretty pointless.

Am waiting on something new to jump ship to.



posted on Jul, 18 2016 @ 01:49 AM
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a reply to: SprocketUK


Am waiting on something new to jump ship to.


Well whatever ship you jump to, make sure it's not something manufactured like FB, Twitter, Instagram, etc.



posted on Jul, 18 2016 @ 01:50 AM
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a reply to: ColdWisdom

Milo has been on thin ice with Twitter. An ATS member mentioned him to me offline and I was like "Who is Milo?" So, at some point later I read about him.

Twitter has temp banned his account a couple times, and removed different tweets and put them back after Milo agreed to edits. I am still really not sure what to make of his agenda, but he has a poor relationship with Twitter. He depends upon Twitter for a good portion of his audience. Not much different from here- go OT, violate T&C and your post is removed. Receive so many warnings and you get a post ban. Twitter is a business. It is a social media website that can really do whatever it finds appropriate.



posted on Jul, 18 2016 @ 01:53 AM
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Twitter is a business. It is a social media website that can really do whatever it finds appropriate.


Sure. Just like I can criticize them however I find appropriate.

You are correct, though, about Twitter being his link to the masses in terms of his fanbase.

I suspect that in the next 4 years Milo's ego will dissipate (slightly), and his delivery of substance will increase. We are witnessing Milo in this very early stages of his career. So there's that.



posted on Jul, 18 2016 @ 01:53 AM
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originally posted by: ColdWisdom
a reply to: SprocketUK


Am waiting on something new to jump ship to.


Well whatever ship you jump to, make sure it's not something manufactured like FB, Twitter, Instagram, etc.


Quite, though up to now, the intrinsic anarchy of twitter has been it's biggest asset. You can generally find out the news before msm releases a story and in more detail, without it being edited to conform to a particular prejudice too.
It's a pity what is happening.



posted on Jul, 18 2016 @ 01:56 AM
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You can generally find out the news before msm releases a story and in more detail, without it being edited to conform to a particular prejudice too.


I'm not so sure how true that is. I mean I don't use Twitter so I can't comment from experience, but I seem to remember reading on more than one occasion the confusion in the public about certain tragedies being because of the staggering difference between what is professionally reported and what is being retweeted by the masses.

I distinctly remember there being some confusion after the Boston Marathon tragedy.



posted on Jul, 18 2016 @ 01:56 AM
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Same twitter that censors Milo's harmless tweet allows pictures of Demba Ba's leg getting snapped in half today to flood my timeline.



posted on Jul, 18 2016 @ 02:01 AM
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a reply to: reldra

Twitter is a business that can do whatever it finds appropriate...



...unless they deny gay people the ability to post pictures of gay wedding cakes or wedding announcements, right?
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posted on Jul, 18 2016 @ 02:02 AM
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originally posted by: ColdWisdom
a reply to: SprocketUK


You can generally find out the news before msm releases a story and in more detail, without it being edited to conform to a particular prejudice too.


I'm not so sure how true that is. I mean I don't use Twitter so I can't comment from experience, but I seem to remember reading on more than one occasion the confusion in the public about certain tragedies being because of the staggering difference between what is professionally reported and what is being retweeted by the masses.

I distinctly remember there being some confusion after the Boston Marathon tragedy.


Of course there will be some folks who get things wrong. It's one of those things though, you learn to sift through such things and find that the consensus is generally right.
A good example is the panic over a possible attack on the Eiffel Tower the other night. Tweets reporting a fire or explosions were quickly answered by ones from the police etc scotching such rumours.

The system worked.
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posted on Jul, 18 2016 @ 02:30 AM
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originally posted by: Metallicus
a reply to: ColdWisdom

It is pretty disgusting the lengths that the MSM (Twitter included) will go through to hide the truth from the public. I always felt like we could handle the truth and that it was the duty of the media to provide it to us.


Pretty much says it all




posted on Jul, 18 2016 @ 02:50 AM
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a reply to: ColdWisdom

Milo is kind of easy to want to censor if you are in love with "progressive" ideals.

He's hard right, and super gay hahahaha...

Some sort of Breitbart Unicorn.


I'm not right or left, both groups have disenfranchised me beyond repair.
but worse than either is censorship.

Lucky that there are places like Joe Rogan's podcast, beyond censorship.

I find Milo Yiannopoulos quite entertaining. I like his lack of fear in expressing what he really thinks. One such thing his thoughts are clear on is that he does not think Islam is a peaceful religion. He is on the same page as Trump on the terrorism issue.

the video feed goes off around 9 minutes (audio still plays).. Joe Rogan jokes.. "did we just crash? so if you're watching this on youtube you're not watching this." "it's the government man (stoner voice) ..the conspiratorial minded folks among us.. "
Milo jumps in: "it's because we said Feminism, Islam, and Merkel all together."
Joe "they sent a bomb down the pipes."
Milo "it's the Stuxnet"

just a funny ATS worthy outtake.
Joking about censorship.


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posted on Jul, 18 2016 @ 03:00 AM
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Another story that make me think "Ohw it's Breibart" again.



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