Twitter Much Freer Under Elon Musk, But Not Entirely Free: LGBTQ Critic CitizenGo Account Suspended

I’m Martin Gargaglione, a member of CitizenGO’s Media team and last month our account was suspended from Twitter, after posting an image on our Twitter page drawing attention to dangerous attempts of the most radical branch of the LGBT lobby to normalize pedophilia. 

On top of that, in pure censorship fashion, almost all of our tweets scheduled one week before were never published. We even had to delete everything to regain access to our account. 

The censorship we suffer at the hands of social media platforms is nothing new for us and is an open attack on pro-life and pro-family voices. Twitter moderators seek to prevent people from becoming aware of or talking about the perversions and radicalization of the LGBT lobby. 

We may have been suspended, but we will not be silenced. I am proud of who we are and what we defend. I am proud that we have such a huge and global network of active citizens who are concerned with such fundamental issues on which our freedoms and those of our children depend on. We will continue fighting against the radical lobbies and corporations who are targeting us. 

Right now, my voice and thousands of pro-life and pro-family voices worldwide, are being excluded from public debate and discriminated against just for ideological reasons!

Will you add your name to my petition demanding that Twitter CEO Elon Musk ends the censorship against us for once and for all?

The radical LGBT lobby is rapidly becoming a menace to children. By now, they are no longer hiding it. Children are increasingly the target of the LGBT lobby. Look no further than the parade of drag queens taking place all around the world in the presence of minors. 

It’s nothing new that pedophilia seeks to piggyback itself off the current LGBT ideology. There have even been initiatives to rebrand pedophiles as ‘minor-attracted people’ (MAP), using the same logic that “we cannot control who we are attracted to.” They use the same slogan as the LGBT’s “Love is Love”.

And just because we warned about this danger, we were censored on Twitter!

Since Elon Musk took over Twitter, we all believed that he would do what it takes to end the long and frustrating years of censorship and work towards a platform where at last, freedom of speech is respected … because he promised exactly that: to restore free speech rules on Twitter.

Yet, Twitter is still more restrictive than Facebook, Instagram, and Youtube – where we posted the same content and were not banned! 

We know very well that most those who manage social media platforms will stop at nothing to have their way and prohibit whatever traditional, pro-life, pro-family posts and publications.

Enough is enough! 

We need to put an end to the censorship and the suppression of our voices. There is absolutely no time to waste. We are counting on your signature to rise and fight back:

Click here to join thousands of CitizenGO members and sign the petition addressed to Elon Musk to stop the censorship on Twitter that silences pro-life, pro-family voices!

Just recently, a new #TwitterFiles investigation revealed that teams of Twitter employees built blacklists, prevented disfavored tweets from trending, and actively limited the visibility of entire accounts or even trending topics—all in secret, without informing users! 

Censorship like the one we are facing causes great difficulty for us to get key information out to the public about critical issues like child indoctrination and the latest woke radical ideas that threaten our children and their education. Not to mention that it is an open form of discrimination against people like us for simply having the opinions we have. 

The LGBT lobby, aided by most social media platforms, celebrates this censorship in an attempt to erase us, stigmatize us, and isolate us. And if we do nothing to defend our rights they will continue to push against us, because they are scared of what we say – they are scared we say the truth while they live in a lie!

I am proud of who I am, of my views and opinions, and I do not regret the post I published on CitizenGO’s Twitter account some days ago. I thought it was important for people to see how far the most radical branch of the LGBT lobby is going. 

I am equally proud of all of us who stand up together in times like these, as a network of citizens who together are making a difference. 

Add your name to my petition asking Elon Musk to re-establish freedom of speech as he once promised on Twitter and end the attacks on the pro-family voices!

With gratitude for all that you do.

Martin Gargaglione and the entire CitizenGO Team

P.S.These attacks are happening everywhere, so people across the world must know of the lengths social media platforms and big tech companies are willing to go to curb free speech, propagandize the information we have access to, and police us with how we can and cannot think.

We need you to take action NOW: we must show that we will not be intimidated, oppressed, or silenced out of the society we all live in.  

Click here to add your name to this petition, and then pass it along to your friends.

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Climate Change Fanatics Furious that Elon Musk’s Twitter Allows Dissenting Views on Man-Caused Climate Change

Climate Activists Alarmed That Twitter Under Musk Allows More Dissenting Views on Global Warming

Figurines with smartphones and computers in front of the Twitter logo in an illustration on Nov. 28, 2022. (Dado Ruvic/Illustration/Reuters)

Figurines with smartphones and computers in front of the Twitter logo in an illustration on Nov. 28, 2022. (Dado Ruvic/Illustration/Reuters) By Bryan JungJanuary 22, 2023Updated: January 23, 2023 biggersmallerPrint 0:003:17

An organization that says it is a coalition of “climate and anti-disinformation organisations” says Twitter under CEO Elon Musk is allowing more dissenting views on climate change.

Climate Action Against Disinformation (CAAD), released a Jan. 19 study (pdf), accusing Musk of allowing misinformation about the climate crisis to spread on the social media platform.

The study accused Twitter of boosting the hashtag “#ClimateScam” to users when searching the word “climate,” as its top search result.

The hashtag has suddenly spiked on Twitter search results since July 2022, with its appearance increasing ever since, according to CAAD.

The report said that “in 2022, denialist content made a stark comeback on Twitter in particular.”

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CAAD alleged that at least 91,000 Twitter users reported the #ClimateScam hashtag more than 362,000 times by December.

“The source of its virality is entirely unclear, and re-emphasises the need for transparency on how and why platforms surface content to users,” said the study’s authors.

They said that term appeared to be trending despite “data that shows more activity and engagement on other hashtags such as #ClimateCrisis and #ClimateEmergency.”

The research team claimed that the rise of the term in search results could not be explained by user personalization, the volume of content, or popularity.

“A basic search for ‘climate’ on Facebook did not autofill with overtly sceptic or denialist terms; searching explicitly for #ClimateScam only showed 1.5k users mentioning the term, versus 72k for #ClimateEmergency and 160k for #ClimateCrisis.”

CAAD complained that the source of the #ClimateScam hashtag was unclear and that there was a need for transparency on how the search result came up.

“Equally, TikTok returned no search results for #ClimateScam, but instead suggested the phrase ‘may be associated with behaviour or content that violates our guidelines.’”

Interest Groups

The authors said that not enough of the content was labeled as misinformation by Twitter’s new management and claimed that it could not find a comparable trend or uptick in “#ClimateScam” on other platforms.

CAAD is partially funded by the Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD), a think tank, which is heavily funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

The ISD said it is working with social media platforms to explore radicalization online, to minimize the impact of extremist recruitment by groups in Europe and North America.

Since buying Twitter in October, Elon Musk has reduced the social media team’s staff by 50 percent and cut down its content moderation team to protect freedom of expression.

Musk has been a critic of Twitter’s past relationship with federal authorities and the intelligence services, and has released several batches of the so-called “Twitter Files” since late last year.

Jordan Peterson threatened over political tweets

The psychologist says an Ontario regulator wants him to undergo “re-education” or lose his license

Jordan Peterson threatened over political tweets

The psychologist says an Ontario regulator wants him to undergo “re-education” or lose his license

Jordan Peterson threatened over political tweets

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Canadian psychologist Jordan Peterson said on Tuesday that may lose his license unless he submits to mandatory “social-media communication retraining” by the College of Psychologists of Ontario, his home province’s licensing authority.

“I face public disgrace, mandatory political re-education, disciplinary hearing and potential loss of my clinical licensing for agreeing with [Conservative MP] Pierre Poilievre and criticizing our standing [Prime Minister] Justin Trudeau,” Peterson said on Twitter.

According to Peterson, “about a dozen people from all over the world” submitted complaints to the CPO, alleging his views and comments “harmed people.” None of them were actual clients of his, but lied about it so their complaints would be accepted, he added.

The CPO demands that Peterson undergoes the “retraining” and submits “progress” reports, or face an “in-person tribunal” and suspension of his license to operate as a clinical psychologist. Read more ‘Why would everything be political?’ Jordan Peterson discusses order and eternal truths with RT (FULL INTERVIEW)

“If I comply, the terms of my re-education and my punishment will be announced publicly,” he said.

“Canadians: your physicians, lawyers, psychologists and other professionals are now so intimidated by their commissar overlords that they fear to tell you the truth. This means that your care and legal counsel has been rendered dangerously unreliable,” Peterson tweeted.

Peterson was reinstated on Twitter in November, after Elon Musk bought the company and reversed many prior bans that he thought unjust. He had been locked out of his account in July 2022, for refusing to use a transgender actor’s new name and pronouns.

On December 27, Peterson tweeted that Trudeau “appears to me to be perpetually 14 yrs old,” referring to the concept of “psychological age” in his field of expertise.

The psychologist first gained national and international attention in 2016, when he was subjected to similar “re-education” pressure over his criticism of a bill that declared “gender identity and expression” to be protected categories. More recently, he has denounced the “totalitarian” lockdowns and vaccine mandates embraced by many countries – including Canada – in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. (Russia Today, January 3, 2023)

Elon Musk Disbands Twitter Censorship Panel on “Hate Speech” & The ADL & The Thought Control Lobby Are Going Crazy

Elon Musk disbands Twitter panel on hate speech

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CEO of social media platform nixes Trust and Safety Council amid spike in extremist content

New Twitter CEO Elon Musk disbanded an advisory panel set up in 2016 to address hate speech and other harmful content on the social media platform.

However, since the tech billionaire bought Twitter in a $44 billion purchase he has reinstated the account of former U.S. president Donald Trump among some 62,000 accounts brought back online. Musk also suspended the account of antisemitic rapper Kanye West.  

Three Council members resigned last week, stating in an open letter that “the safety and wellbeing of Twitter’s users are on the decline” despite claims to the contrary by Musk. The three members who left are Eirliani Abdul Rahman, Anne Collier and Lesley Podesta.

The Council consisted of volunteers who served as advisers with no governing or decision-making authority.

“ADL (Anti-Defamation League) was an active member of Twitter’s Trust and Safety Council because we strongly believed that social media companies should learn from the best practices of civil society and those communities most affected by hate, harassment, and extremism online on how to best address these issues,” said ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt.

“It is disappointing that the Council was dissolved because it’s members had valuable insights about how to make their platform a safer place for all users,” Greenblatt added.

Arik Segal, an expert on online conflicts such as hate speech and fake news, told i24NEWS that the Council was ineffective and that this was done on purpose.

“The big tech companies have this method to counter public outcry about all the troubles that they create online like fake news,” said the professor, who teaches at Israel’s Reichman and Bar Ilan universities. “They create this kind of council that doesn’t really do anything but at least they can say that there is a council. I don’t think it was meaningful [and its disbanding] won’t mean anything.”

Antisemitic posts spiked more than 61 percent in the first two weeks that Musk took control of the company, according to online hate monitors. The Network Contagion Research Institute said in early November that terms associated with Jewish people were being tweeted more than 5,000 times per hour and that antisemitic tweets were receiving the most engagement from users.

“The things that are much more troublesome with [Musk’s] behavior are the fact that he allowed those who were blocked on Twitter to be pardoned,” Segal said, expressing concern that Musk’s call on Sunday to prosecute U.S. President Joe Biden’s chief medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci could give rise to more conspiracy theories on the extreme end of free speech.

Segal said that more structured or organizational antisemitism could be more of a problem, citing the BDS movement as an example. 

“If it’s more structured antisemitism or influencer antisemitism and hate content on Twitter, that could disseminate to other platforms,” Segal warned. “The problem with the other platforms is the echo chambers — especially WhatsApp groups and Facebook groups — and those people actually go and do something about that.”

Elon Musk fires former FBI counsel James Baker for blocking release of “Twitter Files”

Elon Musk fires former FBI counsel James Baker for blocking release of “Twitter Files”

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A former official at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) who joined social media company Twitter has been terminated following the discovery of his attempt to block files set for release by Twitter CEO Elon Musk.

James Baker, deputy general counsel for Twitter and former FBI general counsel, was shown the door on Dec. 6. Musk himself confirmed the counsel’s firing in a tweet, writing: “In light of concerns about Baker’s possible role in suppression of information important to the public dialogue, he was exited from Twitter.”

Investigative journalist Matt Taibbi, who reported the initial “Twitter Files” release on Dec. 2, revealed that Baker was “vetting” the internal documents. He also divulged that the former FBI counsel was delaying the release of a second batch of files to him and fellow investigative journalist Bari Weiss.

“The news that Baker was reviewing the ‘Twitter Files’ surprised everyone involved, to say the least,” Taibbi wrote on Dec. 6. “Reporters resumed searchers through Twitter Files material – a lot of it – today,” he added. Taibbi reassured that the “next installment” of Musk’s revelations will appear in the near future.

The files released by Musk document Twitter’s censorship of evidence exposing the corruption of the Biden crime family, specifically President Joe Biden and his son Hunter. Central to this evidence is a story of the New York Post, which revealed the multi-million-dollar deals Hunter inked with Eastern European oligarchs and Chinese entrepreneurs with links to the Chinese Communist Party.

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Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) earlier recounted a sequence of events that led to Twitter hiring Baker.

“FBI [Assistant Special] Agent Timothy Thibault tried to shut down an avenue of the Hunter Biden investigation. Then, Twitter hires Baker, who helps give the company an excuse to suppress the story. Coordination?” (Related: Ben Armstrong: FBI colluded with Twitter to censor users over Hunter Biden laptop, 2020 elections.)

Baker linked to the now-debunked Steele dossier

Prior to joining Twitter in June 2020, Baker had been the alleged source of the story that revealed the existence of the now-debunked Steele dossier that maligned former President Donald Trump.

According to a December 2017 story by POLITICO, Baker “communicated with Mother Jones reporter David Corn in the weeks leading up to the November 2016 election.” The report added that Corn was the first to report the existence of the dossier on Oct. 31, and that the report was compiled by a former high-level Western spy.

The reporter for the leftist publication referenced “a senior U.S. government official not involved with the case, but familiar with the former spy.” That official vouched for Christopher Steele, the author of the eponymous dossier, describing the former MI6 agent as “a credible source with a proven record of providing reliable, sensitive, and important information to the U.S. government.”

Corn quickly denied that the FBI general counsel was his source for the story.

“I’m not going to discuss my sources,” he told POLITICO in a statement at the time. “But in order to prevent the dissemination of inaccurate information, I will say that James Baker was not my source for this story.”

According to Taibbi’s report on the Twitter Files, Baker may have directly coordinated with executives of the social media site to suppress the Post‘s compromising story on Hunter Biden. He mentioned that then-Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey was left out of the loop in the decision to censor the Post.

Taibbi further revealed that Vijaya Gadde – former Twitter head of legal, policy and trust – spearheaded the effort to censor the Post‘s stories. She had also been previously responsible for decisions to permanently ban conservatives from the platform and had opposed Musk’s takeover of the website.

Musk fired Gadde as soon as he assumed leadership of the Big Tech company. She was not the only executive to suffer that fate, as Musk also fired Dorsey’s successor Parag Agrawal.

South African Free Speech Warrior Jan Lamprecht Hails Elon Musk’s Decision to Offer Blanket Amnesty to Those Purged from Twitter

[This blows my mind. I am loving what Elon Musk is doing. This is fantastic. The heads of the Liberals/Jews/Leftists/Communists must be EXPLODING. This is fantastic. I wonder if they have records of really old Twitter accounts like mine which were banned 7 years ago? This is a HUGE step in the right direction. Musk is doing better work than Trump. Seriously. This is HUGE. This is HUGE. I’m very impressed. Jan Lamprecht]


Twitter’s new boss Elon Musk has announced he is rolling out a blanket amnesty for accounts that were permanently suspended on his recently acquired social media platform.

Earlier this week, Musk ran a poll to ask Twitter users if they’d support such an amnesty.

“Should Twitter offer a general amnesty to suspended accounts, provided that they have not broken the law or engaged in egregious spam?” he wrote.

More than three million users voted in the poll, with nearly three-quarters of voters, 72.4%, voting “yes,” while just 27.6% voted “no.”

After an overwhelming number of users voted in favor of the idea, Musk announced that he will begin rolling out the amnesty next week.

He revealed that Twitter will begin unbanning accounts en masse, except for those who broke the law or engaged in excessive spam.

“The people have spoken,” Musk wrote after the poll concluded.

“Amnesty begins next week. Vox Populi, Vox Dei.”
Musk has already unbanned a number of popular accounts that were permanently suspended before he took over as “Chief Twit.”

Before the poll ended, Musk seemed to indicate that in effect, the platform would significantly curtail content moderation to target illegal content and increase transparency.

“Please limit content moderation to illegal content (or, at most, a narrow interpretation of moderation under Section 230) and give users the tools that enable the freedom to choose what content they see,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton replied to the poll.

“That’s the general idea,” Musk replied.

“[W]hatever it decides to do, twitter should be clear and consistent about it’s rules and penalties for breaking them, enforcement should be unbiased, and the mechanisms of enforcement shouldn’t be easily abused by people who have an agenda,” Billy Markus, the creator of DogeCoin, replied to the poll.

Musk agreed with Markus’s suggestion, replying with the “100” and “bullseye” emojis.

In a separate tweet, Musk indicated that Twitter’s old policies and enforcement methods were dishonest.

“The more I learn, the worse it gets,” Musk said.

“The world should know the truth of what has been happening at Twitter.

“Transparency will earn the trust of the people.”

Twitter’s blanket amnesty policy is Musk’s latest move in his effort to restore free speech on the social media giant.

Under his leadership, Twitter has already restored the accounts of several high-profile conservative and right-leaning influencers.

The list includes Christian satire site The Babylon Bee;  renowned clinical psychologist Dr. Jordan Peterson; conservative undercover investigative journalism outfit Project Veritas; and President Donald Trump.

As Slay News reported, Musk announced earlier this week that he plans to publish all of Twitter’s internal discussions regarding the company’s decision to block the Hunter Biden laptop story in the run-up to the 2020 election.

“This is necessary to restore public trust,” he said of the move.

Source: https://slaynews.com/news/elon-musk-announces-blanket-amnesty-suspended-twitter-users/?utm_source=mailpoet&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-newsletter

ADL Orders Global Advertiser Boycott to Destroy Elon Musk’s Twitter For Not Censoring Kanye West

Perhaps, Kanye hit a sore point. What other minority group would have the clout or nerve to call for a ruinous advertising boycott, having already inflicted great harm on the rapper, designer, turned evangelist Kanye West for merely offering a personal opinion?

As Elon Musk says, “it’s all about freedom.”

ADL Orders Global Advertiser Boycott to Destroy Elon Musk’s Twitter For Not Censoring Kanye West- November 4, 2022 https://www.informationliberation.com/?id=63445   EXTRACT  

“This past Tuesday (November 1, 2022), @Twitter’s new owner @elonmusk met with representatives from U.S civil society organizations, including @JGreenblattADL and @YaelEisenstat. Following that meeting, Musk pledged that “Twitter will continue to combat hate & harassment,” including antisemitism.”  

“Since that meeting, Musk permitted @kanyewestto start posting again. From Ye’s “Death Con 3” tweet to @KyrieIrvingpromoting an antisemitic film, we’ve seen celebrities use Twitter to disseminate antisemitic conspiracy theories and hate to tens of millions of followers.”  

Kanye West Purged from Twitter & Instagram for Criticism of Jews

[Kanye West is the latest minority to learn that while you may trash White people[this rapper and supporter of Donald Trump doesn’t] criticism of the most privileged minority, Jews, will land you up to your ass in alligators. The Silicon Valley censors are at it again, scrubbing Kanye for criticizing the most privileged minority.]

Twitter and Instagram remove antisemitic posts by Kanye West

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By Bryan PietschUpdated October 10, 2022 at 8:00 a.m. EDT|Published October 10, 2022 at 7:35 a.m. EDT

Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, tweeted for the first time since 2020 and stirred plenty of controversy. (Saul Loeb/Getty Images)

Twitter confirmed Sunday that it had removed a tweet by Ye, the musician and fashion designer formerly known as Kanye West, and temporarily prohibited him from further posts on the platform, as the fallout from his recent antisemitic comments on social media continued.

His account, @kanyewest, was “locked for violating Twitter’s policies,” a Twitter spokesperson said in an email Sunday, declining to state which policy he had violated. The account shows that a recent tweet violated Twitter rules.

Though the tweet is no longer visible on his account, screenshots shared widely on social media show that Ye had said he would go “death con 3” on “JEWISH PEOPLE,” an apparent reference to Defcon, the U.S. military defense readiness system. In the tweet, he used antisemitic tropes and said he could not be antisemitic “because black people are actually Jew also.”

The action by Twitter comes after Instagram removed a post from his account and similarly locked his account temporarily. A spokesperson for Meta, the parent company of Instagram formerly known as Facebook, said in an email that the platform “deleted content from @kanyewest for violating our policies and placed a restriction on the account. We may place restrictions on accounts that repeatedly break our rules, for example, we may temporarily restrict them from posting, commenting, or sending DMs.” Screenshots of the post show that Ye had posted an apparent conversation with the rapper Diddy, employing antisemitic tropes to allege that he was being influenced by Jewish people.

What Kanye West and Tucker Carlson show with struggle for power

After Ye was restricted by Instagram, he took to Twitter, in a tweet still visible on the platform, to criticize Mark Zuckerberg, the chief executive of Meta, writing: “Look at this Mark. How you gone kick me off instagram,” along with a photo of the two together in a group.

The Saturday posts came shortly after Ye tweeted a photo of a baseball cap labeled with “2024,” an apparent reference to the 2024 presidential election. The tweets were his first since 2020, when he had tweeted, “KANYE 2024.”

His social media posts have also garnered attention from political and societal figures, with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) admonishing him in a tweet late Sunday, writing: “There is absolutely no room in this country or world for antisemitism. It is important to see how harmful + dangerous Kanye’s words are — not only to our Jewish brothers, sisters, & siblings, but also to our collective society at large. We must reject this … wherever we see it. ”

Some on the right have come to defend Ye in recent days. Elon Musk, the chief executive of Tesla and SpaceX who has been engaged in a legal battle over his reneged offer, and subsequent reversal, to buy Twitter, responded to his tweet about Zuckerberg, writing: “Welcome back to Twitter, my friend!”

The ‘Jeenyuhs’ documentary series makes us miss the old Kanye West

Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita (R) tweeted a link to an MSNBC blog post about Ye’s recent controversies, criticizing “the media,” which he said had “gone after Kanye for his new fashion line, his independent thinking & for having opposing thoughts from the norm of Hollywood.” Rokita followed up by saying that his post “was specifically and clearly aimed at the hypocrisy of the media and Hollywood elites, not anything to do with other comments. I have an obvious, clear and substantial Congressional and public record of being 100% supportive of the Jewish community and Israel.”

Great News: Elon Musk, Committed to Free Speech, is Buying Twitter

Great News: Elon Musk, Committed to Free Speech, is Buying Twitter

Elon Musk, CEO of electrical car giant Tesla, has bought social media giant Twitter and promises a new era of free speech. ” – Elon Musk clinched a deal to buy Twitter Inc. for $44 billion cash on Monday in a transaction that will shift control of the social media platform populated by millions of users and global leaders to the world’s richest person. It is a seminal moment for the 16-year-old company, which emerged as one of the world’s most influential public squares and now faces a string of challenges.

Musk, who calls himself a free speech absolutist, has criticized Twitter’s moderation [censorship]. “Free speech is the bedrock of a functioning democracy, and Twitter is the digital town square where matters vital to the future of humanity are debated,” Musk said in a statement. Elon Musk clinched a deal to buy Twitter Inc  for $44 billion cash on Monday in a transaction that will shift control of the social media platform populated by millions of users and global leaders to the world’s richest person.

It is a seminal moment for the 16-year-old company, which emerged as one of the world’s most influential public squares and now faces a string of challenges. Musk, who calls himself a free speech absolutist, has criticized Twitter’s moderation.  … Political activists expect that a Musk regime will mean less moderation and reinstatement of banned individuals including former President  Donald Trump. Conservatives cheered the prospect of fewer controls while some human rights activists voiced fears of a rise in hate speech. (Reuters, April 25, 2022)

Worried thought control types fretted at the prospect of real free speech. “Human rights groups on Monday raised concerns about hate speech on Twitter  and the power that its takeover by Elon Musk would give the billionaire after the self-described “free speech absolutist” clinched a deal to take the social media platform private.

Musk, who is also chief executive of electric car maker Tesla Inc has described himself as a “free speech absolutist” who has been critical of Twitter’s policies of moderating content on the platform. He has said Twitter needs to become a genuine forum for free speech. In a statement after securing the deal on Monday, Musk described free speech as “the bedrock of a functioning democracy.”

“Amnesty International said it was concerned about any potential decision that Twitter may take after Musk’s takeover to erode enforcement of the policies and mechanisms designed to moderate hate speech online. The last thing we need is a Twitter that willfully turns a blind eye to violent and abusive speech against users, particularly those most disproportionately impacted, including women, non-binary persons, and others,’ Michael Kleinman, director of technology and human rights at Amnesty International USA, said on Monday.” (Reuters, April 25, 2022)

Twitter Censorship & Political Thought Control: Twitter Suspends Account Belonging to Ontario MPP Randy Hillier http://cafe.nfshost.com/?p=7334

Twitter Suspends Account Belonging to Ontario MPP Randy Hillier by Miriam Katawazi, CTV News Toronto – March 8, 2022 https://www.cp24.com/twitter-suspends-account-belonging-to-ontario-mpp-randy-hillier-1.5811195

Ontario independent MPP Randy Hillier has been suspended from Twitter on Tuesday after months of speaking out against COVID-19 vaccine mandates and other public health measures. The news comes after Ottawa police recently revealed they were investigating the MPP’s Twitter activity due to comments related to the so-called “Freedom Convoy” protests in the capital city.

In messages to CTV News Toronto, the Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston MPP said the social media platform suspended his account because he “stated the truth.”

“I erred and stated a fact which Twitter found offensive,” he said on Tuesday, adding that his comments were in regards to the court-ordered Pfizer documents released last week about deaths due to vaccination.

In a statement to CTV News Toronto, Twitter Canada confirmed that the account was permanently suspended for “violating our COVID-19 misleading information policy.”

On their website, Twitter states that they suspend accounts that violate their rules, which are meant to ensure “all people can participate in public conversations freely and safely.”

The MPP has faced backlash in the past over his comments and behaviour on social media.

In February, the Ontario legislature passed a motion that Hillier wouldn’t be recognized by the Speaker until he apologized for his conduct on social media.

The MPP has made racist and discriminatory social media statements about federal Transport Minister Omar Alghabra, and also allegedly wrote posts that were insinuating a call to violence.

In addition, while the convoy protests were being dispersed in late February, Hillier reportedly called for his followers on Twitter to “keep calling” emergency phone lines in Ottawa despite police urging people to stop.

In November last year, Hillier also apologized for a post in which he used names and photos of people who had passed away to suggest without evidence that they had died due to COVID-19 vaccination.

https://www.cp24.com/twitter-suspends-account-belonging-to-ontario-mpp-randy-hillier-1.5811195