Twitter has long since been a liberal paradise, where relatively unknown individuals on the left can receive a blue tick for becoming ‘Verified’ with little to no followers.
You see it all the time, a leftist with 2500 followers becoming verified while legitimate businesses who tweet right leaning narratives are denied a chance to become Verified.
Today the 8ch.net/HWNDU/ (He Will Not Divide Us) account was suspended without warning. This adds to another long list of right wing accounts being shut down.
For those who don't know, 8chan is one of the largest and most active websites on the internet. It has a multitude of boards where free speech is allowed to the fullest dependent upon each individual board owner's rules and discretion.
The Goldwater, which you're reading now, has been repeatedly refused for verification by Twitter despite being a legitimate media company which posts various breaking news and trending articles daily from it's own writing staff.
Myself included, with my account on Twitter (@IWillRedPillYou) being denied for verification on several occasions, even though I work for a legitimate news business and have several other projects I'm intertwined with.
I've linked Twitter representatives to dozens of projects and articles I've written, and every time I'm refused. I have a decent following, close to 20k users on Twitter, and a close knit community of right leaning users which I coordinate and associate with on the social media platform.
Twitter however refuses most of us any recognition whatsoever, regardless of what sources we give to them to ask for verification. I know dozens of other reporters from various right leaning platforms who are also denied.
The bias on Twitter is real, and any leftist who registers a five dollar domain and has a thousands meager followers becomes ‘Verified’. It's clear Twitter wants to shut down the right, and try and make the massive movement appear as dim or weakened.
All Twitter is doing by silencing these accounts and refusing to verify them is encouraging users to make sure that they signup or use other platforms on the web. Creating an underground resistance to their marxist backed narrative oppression of free speech.
The conservative and far right accounts continue to be silenced, much like the 8chan accounts, and the hundreds if not thousands of other prominent accounts which have also met the same fate.
The right leaning freelance and contract accounts are removed or suspended, and the resistance to the left only increases. When will the left learn that censorship only empowers us?
Twitter policy states the following:
“As explained in the Twitter Rules, Hateful conduct: You may not promote violence against or directly attack or threaten other people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or disease.”
Most of these accounts which are being published do not violate these rules. Certainly some do, and those accounts are clearly a minority of the percentage of right wing accounts that are being mistreated, due to the overwhelming complaints from users on the right of Twitter’s reputation for being biased.
Twitter seemingly has an algorithm in place that tracks specific accounts based upon keywords or wrongthink in general that's coded into the algorithm to censor those accounts.
You often even see and hear of shadowbans where other accounts won't even show up in Twitter’s search results regardless of the popularity of their tweets. Twitter is literally a fascist website, who goes far beyond the guidelines they list in their policies.
It certainly seems like a failed tactic from the left, because we're not going away. We're going to continue to speak what is politically incorrect and honest, even if it offends or triggers them.