Sunday, April 08, 2018

why I left Twitter

From Instapundit:

THINK OF TWITTER AS A DEMOCRAT-RUN PARTISAN NEAR-MONOPOLY WITH A CONTROL FETISH AND YOU WON’T GO FAR WRONG: Twitter Not Too Concerned About Death Threats Against Republican, Apparently. “A 38-year-old man was arrested Friday for tweeting death threats against Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), but Twitter’s response has been nonexistent. Not only has his account not been suspended, the dozens of tweets he posted directed at Goodlatte have not been removed.”

This nonsense has been happening for a while: conservatives who politely submit that "We ought to discuss border control" get banned as Nazis while Muslim tweeters advocating violent jihad tweet with impunity. This is happening across all sorts of social-media platforms: people are, for example, leaving Facebook in increasing numbers—for privacy/security reasons as well as because of unfairness—which means Twitter, with its own political bias and security problems, can't be far behind. Shitting on half the country is not a sustainable business model. All this does is fuel the continuing rise of the alt media, and when that beast attains full size, things are going to get very ugly.


Rh said...

Oh, Twitter still has _plenty_ of alt-right content, just proportionally not as much as Gab. Do a search for "1488" or "goyim" and you'll find lots of what you want.

Kevin Kim said...

I don't doubt that there's plenty of rightie and alt-right content still on Twitter, but it's also true that people are leaving what they perceive to be a sinking ship.

For what it's worth, my views on Twitter and Gab are nuanced. See here.

John Mac said...

Totally agree. Who needs government censors when the private sector is more than willing to silence the opposition.