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Twitter suspends alt-right accounts

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posted on Nov, 16 2016 @ 10:53 AM
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Looks like Twitter upper management is on a rampage to silence specific words and traffic.

They are offering some kind of word censoring program and they apparently are suspending accounts targeted as the now famous "alt-Right".

Somebody's getting real nervous.

Is this a global effort? Where will it all end?

A nightmare for even the best micro-managers !!

Twitter suspends alt-right accounts

Twitter released a new set of tools on Tuesday that could finally stop the unregulated craziness that happens on Twitter. The 'Mute Words' feature gives the user the ability to mute certain words, phrases, hashtags, emojis, or usernames.

Twitter suspended a number of accounts associated with the alt-right movement, the same day the social media service said it would crack down on hate speech.

Among those suspended was Richard Spencer, who runs an alt-right think tank and had a verified account on Twitter.

The alt-right, a loosely organized group that espouses white nationalism, emerged as a counterpoint to mainstream conservatism and has flourished online. Spencer has said he wants blacks, Asians, Hispanics and Jews removed from the U.S.



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posted on Nov, 16 2016 @ 10:56 AM
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Nice, they should ban everyone they don't like.



posted on Nov, 16 2016 @ 10:57 AM
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a reply to: xuenchen
In a First Amendment America it cannot stand.....
The lawyers will enrich themselves on this one.....yech....


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posted on Nov, 16 2016 @ 10:58 AM
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originally posted by: Snippythehorse
a reply to: xuenchen
In a First Amendment America it cannot stand.....
The lawyers will enrich themselves on this one.....yech....



Twitter is a private company. Not the government.

It can silence who it wants, when it wants.


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posted on Nov, 16 2016 @ 10:58 AM
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a reply to: xuenchen

All this does is make the movement more powerful and gain more members.

You would think they learned something when Trump was elected President and their role in it but they keep doing the same things.



posted on Nov, 16 2016 @ 10:58 AM
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originally posted by: Snippythehorse
a reply to: xuenchen
In a First Amendment America it cannot stand.....
The lawyers will enrich themselves on this one.....yech....



Maybe Twitter is global private property.




posted on Nov, 16 2016 @ 10:59 AM
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originally posted by: Snippythehorse
a reply to: xuenchen
In a First Amendment America it cannot stand.....
The lawyers will enrich themselves on this one.....yech....



Twitter is a private company.

The first amendment does not cover private companys.

It only regulates what the goverment can do.



posted on Nov, 16 2016 @ 11:00 AM
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Typical.

Censoring what you don't like is fine, but get outraged over censoring what you do like.

The hypocrisy is strong in America.



posted on Nov, 16 2016 @ 11:01 AM
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It sounds like DNC analysts are realizing one of the reasons they lost the election.
They worked hard to control the media, and sent their CTR out there to counter info on social media.
Maybe they are realizing that social media was more influential than they realized, are now working on extreme measures to silence opposition.


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posted on Nov, 16 2016 @ 11:01 AM
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What about ATS? This has been going on here since I've been frequenting this site..



posted on Nov, 16 2016 @ 11:06 AM
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originally posted by: Lysergic
Nice, they should ban everyone they don't like.


Isn't it great that they are a private company and can set rules to use their service? Maybe Breitbart should start up a similar service.



posted on Nov, 16 2016 @ 11:08 AM
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a reply to: Kali74

Isn't it great, that I knew that when I posted that?

They can call it Bietter.



posted on Nov, 16 2016 @ 11:08 AM
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originally posted by: Snippythehorse
a reply to: xuenchen
In a First Amendment America it cannot stand.....
The lawyers will enrich themselves on this one.....yech....



Twitter is a business and it will stand, like they banned Milo.



posted on Nov, 16 2016 @ 11:13 AM
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posted on Nov, 16 2016 @ 11:14 AM
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Good for them. Glad to see Twitter refusing to get sucked in to all the alt right diarrhea. I hope I will be able to say the same about ATS one day. Enough is enough. And no, it hasn't anything to do with censorship. Just look at the threads on ATS. Most of them end up in HOAX bin or are unverified stories like the one about "liberals" blocking the highway,or the 47 second clip from YouTube showing a bunch of busses parked


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posted on Nov, 16 2016 @ 11:16 AM
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They are a private company and can ban who and what they want...

As can ATS...

Sidenote:
Liberals tend to ban things....it's part of their ethos...silence all voices who oppose...
This goes back to Tipper and Al Gores obsession with choosing what is and is not acceptable "for the children"...
Book burnings are fine if u are burning conservative books...

But it's twitters right to do whatever it wants...they are a private company...

Liberals have a gigantic tendency towards hypocrisy when it involves country clubs (or bakeries) not allowing women members or the like but I tend to always side with the private businesses freedom to choose who and what they allow…

-Chris


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posted on Nov, 16 2016 @ 11:16 AM
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Twitter is a private company. Not the government.

It can silence who it wants, when it wants.


So can anyone. The question is whether they should or not. That answer is no.


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posted on Nov, 16 2016 @ 11:18 AM
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Meanwhile they allowed Black panther groups to stay on twitter, allow people to say rape the soon to be first lady.

Where is all the Alt-right hate speech? If you think illegals should be deported or shouldn't be allowed to vote, that's not hate speech at all.



posted on Nov, 16 2016 @ 11:18 AM
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a reply to: Kali74

I like to jerk in both lanes.



posted on Nov, 16 2016 @ 11:22 AM
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originally posted by: LesMisanthrope
a reply to: Hazardous1408




Twitter is a private company. Not the government.

It can silence who it wants, when it wants.


So can anyone. The question is whether they should or not. That answer is no.


Actually the government cannot.
Which was my point.


& to be honest I don't care if twitter silenced Richard Spencer.
He is a disgusting man who brainwashes vulnerable people.



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