Facebook and Twitter have stepped up to run interference for “The Squad” — anti-Semitic, anti-American Reps. Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Rashida Tlaib — in their fight against Donald Trump by limiting, banning, shadow banning, and otherwise quashing voices rising up against them.
Several conservative writers have told me the social media giants are working together to quash voices against the three women. In some cases, posts to Facebook and Twitter about Ilhan Omar have been disappearing from people’s news feeds, and social media referral traffic to sites posting such stories has cratered. Sites are being shadow banned by having their posts burried and left unseen by fans and followers.
Unfortunately, I cannot name them or give examples because that will just help social media step up more attacks.
But I can name one person who has been oppressed by social media and give an example because that person is me.
On Sunday, I came across a tweet by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez who was calling illegal aliens “immigrants.” This, of course, is a lie. Illegals are not “immigrants.” Illegals are lawbreakers.
So, I tweeted the following phrase: “Illegal aliens are not immigrants. They are criminals.” Now that is a matter of fact in law.
But a few hours later, Twitter came to Ocasio-Cortez’s aide and put a temporary ban on me for seven days:
With that ban on Twitter in force, some of my Facebook followers wondered why my Twitter feed went suddenly quiet. So, I posted a screenshot of the notice from Twitter to Facebook.
Minutes later, Facebook banned me as well, although the crimes evidently wasn’t quite as severe because the duration of the “imprisonment” was only three days.
Clearly my message threatened no one, nor did it call anyone any name that is not codified in law. It was not an attack on Ocasio-Cortez or her socialist Spice Girls. It was a statement of utter, irrefutable fact.
Yet, I was banned by both social media outlets within hours of each other.
Are Twitter and Facebook now working in tandem to suppress opinion they don’t agree with?
Cross posted at Godfather Politics