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Tue Dec 19, 2017, 07:06 AM

The so-called #TwitterPurge is a real thing and its happening to Trumps supporters



The British politician whose Islamophobic videos were retweeted last month by President Donald Trump, and a white nationalist are among the first people kicked off Twitter as part of the long-anticipated "purge" that has concerned Trump supporters for over a month.

Jayda Fransen, the leader of Britain First, the far-right political organization that produced the controversial videos, joined Jared Taylor, editor of American Renaissance, a white supremacist publication, in discovering that their ability to use the social media network had been taken away. American Renaissance’s account, which was verified by Twitter prior to the “purge,” was also suspended from the site.

Traditionalist Worker’s Party, a neo-Nazi group; and Occidental Dissent, a white nationalist publication, were also removed from Twitter. Those groups were instrumental in organizing the so-called White Lives Matter rally that took place in Tennessee this October.


[link:https://www.rawstory.com/2017/12/the-so-called-twitterpurge-is-a-real-thing-and-its-happening-to-trumps-supporters/|

Poor Nazi's get the boot..... oh my! Wanna bet they gonna get all snowflake about it??

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Reply The so-called #TwitterPurge is a real thing and its happening to Trumps supporters (Original post)
Soph0571 Dec 2017 OP
J_William_Ryan Dec 2017 #1
Soxfan58 Dec 2017 #4
RandomAccess Dec 2017 #17
freddyvh Dec 2017 #2
Squinch Dec 2017 #3
C_U_L8R Dec 2017 #5
kedrys Dec 2017 #6
L. Coyote Dec 2017 #7
Takket Dec 2017 #8
IronLionZion Dec 2017 #9
Nay Dec 2017 #15
47of74 Dec 2017 #10
onetexan Dec 2017 #11
IronLionZion Dec 2017 #16
BlueWI Dec 2017 #12
7962 Dec 2017 #13
AllaN01Bear Dec 2017 #14

Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Tue Dec 19, 2017, 07:17 AM

1. Good riddance.

Rightwing nitwits are already whining about ‘free speech,’ when in fact ‘free speech’ doesn’t apply to private entities.

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Response to J_William_Ryan (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 19, 2017, 07:43 AM

4. That drives me fucking crazy to.

Question? Are you being arrested for your comments? Then your freedom of speech is not being infringed upon. Twitter has rights to, and I have the right to say you suck.

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Response to J_William_Ryan (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 19, 2017, 11:09 AM

17. TBH, I don't understand why we can't also have

 

similar protections enshrined in government. Yeah, yeah, yeah, I understand all about Free Speech -- but it's not like we don't have other restrictions on speech, such as:

* Can't yell fire in a crowded theater
* Can't lie in ads -- plus all kinds of FDA restrictions and stuff
* Can't conspire to commit a crime
* Can't libel someone
* Can't lie to the FBI, or on certain government forms
* Child pornography

And more I'm not remembering this early in the morning.

If the hate speech to be outlawed is well defined -- as Twitter has done, IMO -- I just think it's time to wise up and ratchet up our ACTUAL commitment to equality. There is no earthly reason this country should just shrug over honest-to-God NAZIS roaming our streets and fomenting hate.


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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Tue Dec 19, 2017, 07:21 AM

2. have you seen the comments on these sites?

 

all keep asking
"what about antifa?"
what about blm?"

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Tue Dec 19, 2017, 07:22 AM

3. About fookin' time.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Tue Dec 19, 2017, 08:42 AM

5. Can they get rid of the Russian bots too?

Seems that it wouldn't be a hard task to make everyone prove they are real.

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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #5)

Tue Dec 19, 2017, 08:48 AM

6. Plus wed be treated to a choice meltdown when...

...half the piglizard’s followers vanish overnight.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Tue Dec 19, 2017, 09:31 AM

7. Bootlickers getting the boot. Sad.

Fox will say this is part of the FBI coup conspiracy.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Tue Dec 19, 2017, 09:35 AM

8. Should have done this years ago.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Tue Dec 19, 2017, 09:45 AM

9. That moment when bigots find out the 1st amendment doesn't apply to private businesses

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #9)

Tue Dec 19, 2017, 09:59 AM

15. It's astounding how many, many times over the years I have had to explain this fact

to dozens of clueless MFers who are going on and on about "the Constitution"!

Dude, I can tell you don't know one damn thing about the Constitution if you haven't yet internalized this fact. I can tell you just listen to Rush Limbaugh screaming "Konstitushun! Konstitushun!" in your ear, and you go around and repeat it like the parrot you are.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Tue Dec 19, 2017, 09:48 AM

10. Ill believe that when der Trumpemfhrer is kicked off.

 

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Tue Dec 19, 2017, 09:50 AM

11. Does that include the idiot 45 as well?

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Response to onetexan (Reply #11)

Tue Dec 19, 2017, 10:37 AM

16. Twitter responded to why they won't kick him off

because no matter how shitty it is, the president's tweets are newsworthy and are his way of communicating with the public.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Tue Dec 19, 2017, 09:51 AM

12. About time. eom

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Tue Dec 19, 2017, 09:53 AM

13. Will they drop the ISIS groups? Russian trolls? Islamist recruitment clips?

 

Have they already done that? Or is this just a ploy to get media?
Get rid of ALL the extremists

Every time we have a "lone wolf" act, its said they were radicalized by watching online videos. Where are those posted? Why are they ALLOWED to be posted?

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Tue Dec 19, 2017, 09:58 AM

14. when is twitter going to kick 46 off ?

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