Give the left an inch and they take a mile. Democrats have gone from wanting President Donald Trump’s tweets be censored to demanding he be silenced completely until the election is decided.
“Democratic lawmakers are urging Twitter to suspend President Trump's account, suggesting none of his tweets should be posted until all ballots have been counted in the 2020 presidential election,” Fox Business reported Nov. 5. Representative David Cicilline (D-RI) declared that Trump’s Twitter account is “posting lies and misinformation at a breathtaking clip” and called Trump’s online presence a “threat to our democracy” which “should be suspended until all the votes are counted.”
Representative Gerry Connolly (D-VA) had similar demands:
“Suspend his account, @Twitter. This is pure disinformation. Valid votes are being counted.
“This is America, not Russia.”
Connolly attached a retweet of Trump’s concern over voter fraud from the previous day:
“Last night I was leading, often solidly, in many key States, in almost all instances Democrat run & controlled. Then, one by one, they started to magically disappear as surprise ballot dumps were counted. VERY STRANGE, and the ‘pollsters’ got it completely & historically wrong!”
Twitter has censored Trump repeatedly over the past few days. The site began using a new form of censorship where it makes use of both a warning label and prevents users from liking a post entirely. Twitter originally censored Trump’s October 26 tweet regarding "Big problems and discrepancies with Mail In Ballots," claiming it spread information about the election that "is disputed and might be misleading." For the first time with Trump’s tweets, Twitter made sure users could not share or like the tweet.
Big Tech has been consistently censoring conservatives in an effort to protect Democratic nominee Joe Biden.
Big Tech companies recently made headlines for censoring a New York Post article. The shocking revelation released by the Post on Oct. 14, revealed purported emails from Biden’s son Hunter and reportedly exposed the alleged scandalous dealings of both father and son in the Russia-bordering state of Ukraine.
Twitter responded by disabling the link to the story, claiming: “Warning: this link may be unsafe.” Twitter then censored the Post, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, the Trump Campaign, and even the House Judiciary (a part of the United States government) for sharing the story.
Twitter initially blocked the link completely, but later reversed course after backlash. It also locked the Post out of its account for no less than 17 days. Twitter finally unlocked the Post’s account on October 30.
Conservatives are under attack. Contact Twitter: (415) 222-9670, Facebook, Twitter or mail to 1355 Market Street Suite 900 and demand that Big Tech be held to account to mirror the First Amendment while providing transparency, clarity on “hate speech” and equal footing for conservatives. If you have been censored, contact us at the Media Research Center contact form, and help us hold Big Tech accountable.