Twitter Culls Libertarian Accounts, Including Ron Paul Executive
The big technology powers that be are continuing their assault on the free exchange of information. On the heels of the Alex Jones/Infowars ban from Google, Facebook, and Apple, Twitter has suspended the account of a Ron Paul Institute director.
Scott Horton, the editor of antiwar.com and radio host, along with author author Peter Van Buren, and executive director of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity Dan McAdams, were suspended by Twitter.
Horton discussed the details regarding his suspension on air. He claims that he was suspended for using “improper language” against journalist Jonathan M. Katz. McAdams retweeted Horton.
— Ron Paul Institute (@RonPaulInstitut) August 8, 2018
You can still see past Tweets on the accounts at the center of controversy, but no current activity exist. Van Buren’s was seemingly pulled completely offline.
Yesterday, I wrote a piece on the connection between Virginia Senator Mark Warren’s aggressive letter that asserts the government needs more control over social media, and the big technology companies instituting widespread bans.
Twitter, oddly, didn’t ban Alex Jones from their social media platform. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said in a Tweet that Jones hadn’t violated any of Twitter’s policies.
We didn’t suspend Alex Jones or Infowars yesterday. We know that’s hard for many but the reason is simple: he hasn’t violated our rules. We’ll enforce if he does. And we’ll continue to promote a healthy conversational environment by ensuring tweets aren’t artificially amplified.
— jack (@jack) August 8, 2018
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Author: Jim Satney
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