A side effect will be an influx (already begun) to the fediverse of those who no longer trust Twitter to be a "safe space" of leftist-only viewpoints. I am betting that these Twitter refugees will quickly want to suppress speech they don't like here, resulting in a ton of moderation reports. Many of those will likely be rejected, resulting in a renewed push to ban "hateful" instances.
Of course, Twitter refugees, liberals, conservatives, and everyone else is welcome here. Many of the refugees will not find that acceptable (and be "deeply disturbed").
It will be interesting to see how this plays out.
#Twitter censoring truth, as always. Please stop using it and tell all your friends to stop. Its time has long passed.
I really didn't want to mention this here, but #Twitter and Facebook are now censoring every OFFICIAL and news source in order to INTERFERE with the election.
The threat to our democracy is not Russian bots. It is the big tech giants heavy-handed censoring to keep information away from the public.
ColdFusion has an interesting video this morning on the founding of #Twitter. To summarize - low moral values from its inception.
The video unfortunately does not cover their evolution into "censor of public thought". #Twitter, like #Facebook, #Youtube, and #Google in general now #censor and shape public discourse at such a level that they are second only to China. Most people do not realize this or the serious public harm they cause.
Video on Google censorship includes use of "f-word".
Here is a piece that looks at #YouTube. As a viewer, you may not be aware just how heavy-handed they have become. If you must view YouTube, know that you are receiving a relentlessly curated, one-sided, heavily slanted content stream.
[Warning: some unfortunate use of the "f-word".]
Unlike those platforms that now heavily censor content contrary to leftist political positions (e.g. pro-life, traditional marriage, etc.) -- ThinkSpot will allow free speech / free thought. Content moderation will be in the hands of each user, not decided for them against their wishes.
I hope all efforts like this succeed. Google, Facebook and Twitter (among others) are now aggressively suppressing speech contrary to their politics. We have finally reached 1984 but the "Ministry of Truth" is ran (for the most part) outside of government.
#Twitter (still) hates you (if you are a faithful Christian).
Matthew Archbold comments on their shenanigans against the #Unplanned movie for EWTN's National Catholic Register:
Previously I used Google Chrome and their search engine. Now I use Vivaldi and Duck Duck Go. One small example of why you should distrust them is the infamous Gillette white male bashing virtue signaling ad. Google has a hidden hand in this, to wit (despite the inappropriate thumbnail below, there is no cursing in the piece):
Wired has this fairly recent article on leaving #twitter for Mastodon:
Lifehacker has this fairly recent article on leaving #twitter for Mastodon:
#twitter, #facebook, #youtube seem so disingenuous to me. They use filters, #shadowban and account deletions we did not ask for to "protect us". We need their protection apparently because we are too dumb when left on our own. Notice how they do NOT give us any option to opt-out of their heavy-handed censorship programs.
If they respected us, they would make their cultural censoring an option that people could opt-in to (if actually wanted). That would provide transparency and honesty.
#twitter and #facebook are on a tear, #shadowban and outright removal of voices they disagree with. PRAGER U is the latest victim. This classy organization produces high-quality videos on topics very compatible with faithful Christian and Jewish perspectives. Always well reasoned and respectful. They are now suffering a classless shadowban on Facebook (NONE of their 3 MILLION followers saw Prager's last 9 posts).
Friends, the likes of us are not welcome there. http://bit.ly/prager-ban
#twitter #shadowban The evidence is strong that Twitter shadowbans speech they disagree with. In my opinion, Twitter thus offers their service under false pretenses. They should be allowed to shadowban all they want, but should be held accountable for transparency of the practice. Their users can then make an informed decision as to the suitability of said service.
#twitter #shadowban Caught recently suppressing congressman Matt Gaetz, Twitter claimed it was an "error". Yet this "error" has reportedly hit other prominent conservatives too. Somehow, progressives have not suffered the "error". BTW - Twitter employees have been caught on hidden camera admitting to the practice of shadow-banning.
Twitter may get these "errors" corrected for a while. Don't be surprised if they reappear, about 2 months or so before mid-term elections in November.
#twitter #shadowban Twitter secretly makes people disappear. Your account remains and you may continue to tweet, but your messages will have limited visibility (without your knowledge). This fate may befall you if your content has been judged out of alignment with their world-view. The purpose is to give a very lopsided (secular, anti-life, anti-family) perspective to the Twitter universe. This is why RCsocial.net exists - to ALLOW unfiltered, faithful Christian discussion.
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