Twitter Says Access To Its Platform Is A Human Right Or Something

Unless you’re a conservative/Republican, then they will suspend you willy nilly. My old account was given time-outs and suspensions many times before being permanently suspended. They never told me why the last. My new account has been given a few timeouts and a 7 day suspension (that one was for scientifically noting that the gender confused have many more mental health issues and a higher percentage of suicidal thoughts and suicide, and it’s a really bad idea to have them around military grade weapons). Plenty of others have gone through the same, while liberals making actual threats are allowed to continue

Twitter declares access to its platform a ‘human right’ amid censorship of conservatives

Twitter declared a free and open Internet to be “an essential human right in modern society” Saturday morning after the Nigerian government banned access to the social media giant following a dispute with its president – even as critics say it suppresses conservative content and bans its own users.

Twitter deleted a fiery tweet from President Muhammadu Buhari that many perceived as a veiled threat against violent separatists in the nation’s southeast – then his government’s information wing responded by banning the social media platform from the country.

“The Federal Government has suspended, indefinitely, the operations of the microblogging and social networking service, Twitter, in Nigeria,” the country’s Federal Ministry of Information and Culture tweeted Friday night.

Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture, also announced that the government would begin licensing social media platforms and “OTT,” or over-the-top, operations, which offer content directly to viewers via the internet.

“We are deeply concerned by the blocking of Twitter in Nigeria,” Twitter’s Public Policy division tweeted in response. “Access to the free and #OpenInternet is an essential human right in modern society. We will work to restore access for all those in Nigeria who rely on Twitter to communicate and connect with the world. #KeepitOn.”

Now, this is not about the tweet from the Nigerian president, which was over-the-top and a bit threatening, this is about Twitter declaring its platform a human right, despite giving timeouts, suspensions, and shadowbans to people engaged in Wrongthink.

Many more tweets at the above link. At the Blaze we get

Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz: “Curious. In Twitter’s own words, they are willfully denying Donald Trump ‘an essential human right in modern society.'”

Former acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell: “For years we’ve pointed out your failure to let the Iranian people on twitter. Why ignore Iran but take a stand on Nigeria?”

BlazeTV host Steve Deace: “This shamelessly comes from an entity that believes in non-disclosed and unaccountable systems to deny people access to its own platform. Self-awareness is dead.”

It seems that a lot of people do not even know why they were suspended, whether temporarily or permanently. Twitter claimed my tweet was threatening. There was no threat, unless we’re talking some people who get triggered by Wrongthink. The Proud Boys were permanently suspended, yet, you can find all sorts of Antifa accounts (Philly protects theirs). I don’t agree with either of their beliefs, but, why is one kicked off and the others aren’t? Antifa posts tweets for their violent demonstrations.

Author Jack Posobiec: “I can’t wait to remind Twitter that their public policy position is platform access is a human right and those blocked from use must have their access restored Again and again and again.”

Yeah, I have it saved for “just in case.” Progressives are shameless, and hypocrites.

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24 Responses to “Twitter Says Access To Its Platform Is A Human Right Or Something”

  1. Dana says:

    It’s simple: access to Twitter is a human right, but if you don’t agree with Twitter’s ideas, you aren’t really human.

  2. Dana says:

    Twitter banned ‘deadnaming’ and ‘misgendering’ on their site, which means that You Must Accept that the transgendered are what they claim to be rather than what they really are, and The New York Times actually ran an OpEd from Chad Malloy¹ claiming that the ban promotes freedom of speech rather than restricting it.
    ____________________________
    ¹ – Chad Malloy is a male who thinks he’s a chick, and goes by the faux name ‘Parker.’ I refuse to lie, and thus always use the proper, given name and appropriate pronouns to the ‘transgendered.’

  3. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    The confused William Teach, dipshit that he is, typed: the gender confused have many more mental health issues and a higher percentage of suicidal thoughts and suicide, and it’s a really bad idea to have them around military grade weapons)

    Is there even one example of a transgendered individual misusing military grade weapons? Any transgendered mass shooters? Most mass shooters are white, straight, conservative men.

    Mx Dana and Mx Teach are rabidly obsessed with transgendered individuals (for reasons only he/him/they/them understand), ascribing all sorts of moral hazards to their very existence!!

    twitter is a private enterprise and can make their own business appropriate decisions. That said, my opinion is that social media in all its forms is destroying humanity. twitter, youtube, tiktok, instagram and facebook are fountains spewing opinions, “information”, rumors, conspiracies, insults, trash, truths and untruths every second of every day.

    We get it, “real” men such as Mx Dana and Mx Teach disapprove of gay and transgendered individuals. This bigotry is hardly new, as most animals typically attack the outliers of their own species to maintain genetic purity. It’s an evolutionary advantage for the species. So Animal a Human.

    • drowningpuppies says:

      How ultracrepidarian of Rimjob to expound on the motivations of others with which he has no clue, dipshit that he is.

      Toss in a few logical fallacies to boot.

      #LosingTheNarrative
      Bwaha! Lolgf https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_cool.gif

    • Dana says:

      It is with some amusement that I note the magnanimous Mr Dowd has tried to change the subject from freedom of speech, and the “Access to the free and #OpenInternet (which is) is an essential human right in modern society” that Twitter claimed it to be, to our esteemed host’s and my opinions on ‘transgenderism.’ The corporate leadership at Twitter actually got their precious little feelings hurt that Nigeria blocked them.

      twitter is a private enterprise and can make their own business appropriate decisions.

      No one said that they couldn’t; this is pointing out their hypocrisy!

      That said, my opinion is that social media in all its forms is destroying humanity. twitter, youtube, tiktok, instagram and facebook are fountains spewing opinions, “information”, rumors, conspiracies, insults, trash, truths and untruths every second of every day.

      While you did not include private websites in that litany, I would point out that you are here participating in one form of social medium.

      In 1971, President Richard Nixon sought a restraining order to prevent The New York Times and The Washington Post from printing more of the so-called “Pentagon Papers,” technically the Report of the Office of the Secretary of Defense Vietnam Task Force, a classified history and assessment of American policy and operations in the Vietnam war. The Times and the Post fought the injunctions in court, the Times winning in New York Times Co. v. United States, 403 U.S. 713 (1971). The Times was all about the First Amendment and Freedom of the Press.

      But, that was then, and this is now:

      Free Speech Is Killing Us
      Noxious language online is causing real-world violence. What can we do about it?

      By Andrew Marantz¹ | October 4, 2019 | 6:01 AM EDT

      There has never been a bright line between word and deed. Yet for years, the founders of Facebook and Twitter and 4chan and Reddit — along with the consumers obsessed with these products, and the investors who stood to profit from them — tried to pretend that the noxious speech prevalent on those platforms wouldn’t metastasize into physical violence. In the early years of this decade, back when people associated social media with Barack Obama or the Arab Spring, Twitter executives referred to their company as “the free-speech wing of the free-speech party.” Sticks and stones and assault rifles could hurt us, but the internet was surely only a force for progress.

      No one believes that anymore. Not after the social-media-fueled campaigns of Narendra Modi and Rodrigo Duterte and Donald Trump; not after the murder of Heather Heyer in Charlottesville, Va.; not after the massacres in a synagogue in Pittsburgh, two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, and a Walmart in a majority-Hispanic part of El Paso. The Christchurch shooter, like so many of his ilk, had spent years on social media trying to advance the cause of white power. But these posts, he eventually decided, were not enough; now it was “time to make a real life effort post.” He murdered 52 people.

      There’s more at the link, and more on my poor site, but what we have is this: the left wing users of freedom of speech and freedom of the press are opposed to freedom of speech and freedom of the press for those who aren’t on their side of the political aisle. From the noble Mr Dowd’s statement, I suppose that he, too, is opposed to freedom of speech and of the press, something he, personally, exercises with great frequency, for those with whom he disagrees.

  4. Hairy says:

    Teach
    Looking back do you think that the bathroom wars that you valiantly fought to protect the children, may have been really not the cause of the fall of American civilization?

  5. Hairy says:

    OMG
    Elsa in Frozen is gay!!
    And why no on the spot reporting of your Dear exLeader speech in your home state?

  6. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    antifa stands for anti-fascism. Does Mx Teach really support fascism? That’s rhetorical.

    Besides their silly “Gangs of New York” (“Dead Rabbits” was taken!) moniker, The Proud Boys are a violent, far-right, fascist, domestic terrorist organization that took part in the insurrection Jan 6 at the US Capitol. Like most far-rightists their main fear is the so-called “white replacement” or “white genocide” exemplified by the Unite the Right riot (Charlottesville VA 2017). tRump speaks to those fears.

    Doogie Hoser DC and Mx Dana are the only two lost souls here courageous enough the say it outright.

    • Est1950 says:

      BLM and Antifa has a far larger following than the Proud boys.

      BLM and Antifa are conducting insurrection all across the nation including in Washington D.C.

      Are you proud of your boys Elwood?

      https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/graphics/2020/06/03/map-protests-wake-george-floyds-death/5310149002/

      YOUR party is the party of insurrection. Don’t Blame BLM For The Rise In Violent Crime. The Real Reason Is Much More Interesting.
      Police and the president say anti-police protests are causing more crime. But it’s bad policing that stops people from calling the cops. HUFFPO.

      Defending your Insurrectionists for the betterment of all mankind.

    • Dana says:

      The well-meaning Mr Dowd wrote:

      antifa stands for anti-fascism. Does Mx Teach really support fascism? That’s rhetorical.

      The country commonly referred to as North Korea is, officially, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea; does Mr Dowd believe that, because the word “Democratic” is in their name, that the DPRK actually is a democratic nation?

      Antifa claim to be anti-fascist, but their goals and actions are completely fascist: they attack, often physically attack, those with whom they disagree, and wish to impose their beliefs on everybody. L:ike Kim Il Sung, they lied about their goals and methods when they created their name, hoping that it would fool the weak minded.

      Is anyone here weak minded enough to have fallen for antifa’s name claim?

    • Dana says:

      The gracious Mr Dowd wrote:

      Besides their silly “Gangs of New York” (“Dead Rabbits” was taken!) moniker, The Proud Boys are a violent, far-right, fascist, domestic terrorist organization that took part in the insurrection Jan 6 at the US Capitol. Like most far-rightists their main fear is the so-called “white replacement” or “white genocide” exemplified by the Unite the Right riot (Charlottesville VA 2017). tRump speaks to those fears.

      I see that the Democratic Mr Dowd has, once again, taken his cue from President Biden. “Terrorism,” the President said, “from white supremacy is the most lethal threat to the homeland today. Not ISIS, not al Qaeda, white supremacy.”

      According to the Philadelphia Police Department, as of 11:59 PM EDT on Wednesday, June 2nd, 221 people had been murdered in the city so far this year. That’s 1.444 per day in the City of Brotherly Love, a rate, which if maintained throughout the year would mean 527 people spilling out their life’s blood in the city’s mean streets.

      In Chicago, 266 people have been murdered so far this year, 1.739 every single day, putting the Windy City on track for 635 homicides.

      In much smaller St Louis, 78 people have been killed, ‘only’ 0.510 per day, for ‘just’ 186 for 2021.

      In just those three cities, that’s a total of 565 people murdered so far this year, and a projected 1,348 for the entire year.

      White supremacists? So far they’ve killed exactly zero people in 2021! Yet President Biden tells us that they are “the most lethal threat to the homeland today.”

      Of course, Mr Dowd agrees! He was so very concerned with his neighbor, Mark McCloskey, defending his home from advancing Mostly Peaceful Protesters™, without him ever having to actually open fire with his scary-looking AR-15, yet doesn’t care at all about the fact that his other St Louis neighbors — the ones in different neighborhoods, that is — are killing each other at prodigious rates.

      The White Supremacists not killing people, nahhh, they might kill people in the future, so we’ve got to be worried about them! The inner-city black gang-bangers actually killing people? Crickets!

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:

        Mx Dana should recognize that the far-right was a domestic threat long before Mx Biden was elected.

        Right-wing domestic violence floats to the toilet surface anytime a Democrat is elected. Remember the militia movement during the Clinton years? OK City bombing? President Obama was building FEMA camps for interning conservatives. He was a closet Muslim in cahoots with Islamofascists. He was intent on destroying America. He was a Halfrican born in Kenya. He was a commie.

        They set the stage for the odious Great White Hope, tRump, who could deliver the right from the oppression by libs and Negroes!

        Mx Dana expresses faux-concern about the “special population” while supporting every white-wing policy that maintains the conditions that lead to poverty-linked violence! It’s like bombing abortion clinics while opposing contraception!

        White supremacy, the cornerstone of conservatism, kills Americans every day. How? By enforcing the policies that lead to great disparities in wealth and income. By transferring the fruits of productivity from the working class to the donor class. By opposing equitable health care and education. By opposing worker safety regulations. By opposing environmental protections.

        More Americans die every year from inadequate healthcare than die in the violent Black ghettoes. Since you have gov’t funded healthcare you don’t care about those that don’t, but possibility that some Black guy might assault you drives your fears.

        White sWhit

        • drowningpuppies says:

          Rimjob: Negroes!

          #ThankYouGeorgeFloydForDying
          #FailingNarrative
          Bwaha! Lolgf https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_cool.gif

      • Jl says:

        What riot? Funny-and if that was a riot what would you call the 1-2billion dollars in damage (and counting) that BLM has pulled off? Oh, that’s right, “peaceful protests”.

  7. Est1950 says:

    Actually the Big Tech Oligarchies are trying to dig themselves out from under the sheet pile they buried themselves.

    Twitter was just canceled in Nigeria in which they banned the president of that country for posting things they disagreed with. I guess they agree with nuking Israel since they love them some Ayatollahs.

    However Facebook just ANNOUNCED that they will no longer censor or fact check politicians going forward since to do so would force a tremendous loss of revenue since 1/2 of facebooks largest revenue comes from ADS and 1/2 of that comes from the RIGHT.

    How do you censor and fact check liars, born to lie. Ie Politicians.

    Google is trying to ban Louder with Crowder for nothing. He is the most mainstream Conservative on their platform and has the largest following of any conservative on YouTube. They keep reinstating him and allowing him to use his other accounts while banning him for his insensitive jokes towards Democrats.

    1000’s of accounts were banned for talking about the virus coming from the Wuhan Lab and now Faukki is telling us that it most likely came from the lab and dozens of scientists are agreeing.

    • Est1950 says:

      As for the scientists.

      Why did they literally threaten people for suggesting the virus came from a LAB?

      Well unqualified people get huge sums of money including the AGW scientists who cannot and will not let anyone cast doubt on their research ability.

      In the case of the lab leak it makes all scientists look bad, incompetent and incapable of doing proper research because believe me you would be horrified at the amount of poor, unstable and irresponsible research that is being conducted.

      Everyone must die! Scream the scientists who would dare have their funding PULLED and a review of their crappy and poorly done research all in the name of the almighty DOLLAH!!

      Social Media Agreed. How dare the people question US HIGH AND MIGHTY Elitists?!?!

      We won’t. You will be silenced. If they can steal elections and run the president off their platforms for suggesting something, they damn sure can crush Americans wanting free exercise of their constitutional rights.

      As Mark Wahlberg sung in the Deep Water Horizon Movie of Shell Oil….We will kill for that all mighty dollar. So true. So true and AGW scientists will not only kill you but they will destroy your family, friends and neighbors for ever knowing you.

      Welcome to 1984 brought to you by out of control Media, Scientists and crazed leftist threatening their own if they step out of line.

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:

        Mx EST typed: Why did they literally threaten people for suggesting the virus came from a LAB?

        We note you didn’t identify the “literal threats” from scientists directed toward suggestions that the virus originated in the Wuhan labs. Why not? Literally means “word for word” or “actually”.

        • drowningpuppies says:

          According to a report from Vanity Fair, last March, leading scientists aggressively tried to silence former Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield after stating his belief on CNN that the virus originated from a lab in Wuhan. Following his public comments, Redfield told the outlet that fellow scientists sent him death threats.

          Such a dipshit. https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_wacko.gif

          #NarrativeFallingApart
          #BelieveTheLie
          Bwaha! Lolgf

  8. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    Here’s what twitter tweeted: Access to the free and #OpenInternet is an essential human right in modern society.

    That is not the same as using their platform is guaranteed. It’s not as if vile, lying conservatives in the US are without any platform to spew their bile. twitter’s number one goal is to make money. Certainly, you support that objective, right?

  9. […] Translation: any reference to a ‘transgender’ person’s biological sex or birth name can earn a person a suspension or permanent removal from Twitter. In mocking Twitter’s recent whine about Nigeria blocking all of Twitter within that country, and stating, “Access to the free and #OpenInternet is an essential human right in modern society”, William Teach noted: […]

  10. Professor hale says:

    Why does any adult have twitter?

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:

      We agree on something!

      I recall sitting in the barber shop on National St as a kid waiting for Mr Blankenship to give me either a crew cut or a flat-top and listening to all the BS spouted by old guys. It was like listening to 10 Cliff Clavens. twitter is like that times 1 billion.

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