In one day, Twitter screwed the pooch so many times that people are now searching for greener social media pastures in the social media wilds.
Let’s go over what Twitter did to make people so mad.
At the beginning of the day, a racist grifter looking for social media fame followed a woman to her home after claiming that she flipped him off and called him the “n-word.” He proceeded to film himself harassing the panicked woman and displaying her license plate. According to some Twitter users who looked into the man, who was identified as Karlos Dillard, Dillard has an odd history that includes claiming people were racist toward him while filming them, and then even selling merchandise off of his videos.
Despite the fact that this video clearly violated several of Twitter’s rules, Twitter dragged its feet for an entire day before it finally took down the tweet and suspended Dillard’s account.
While Twitter was taking its sweet time moving on this blatant disregard for an innocent woman’s safety, it was firing off at the hip toward President Donald Trump. As my colleague Bonchie reported on Tuesday, Twitter decided it would censor Trump’s tweet that declared no autonomous zones would bet set up in D.C. by the rioters infecting America right now. He said in his tweet that should they try to set one up “they will be met with serious force.”
There will never be an “Autonomous Zone” in Washington, D.C., as long as I’m your President. If they try they will be met with serious force!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 23, 2020
Twitter met this with this message.
“We’ve placed a public interest notice on this Tweet for violating our policy against abusive behavior, specifically, the presence of a threat of harm against an identifiable group,” it posted.
We’ve placed a public interest notice on this Tweet for violating our policy against abusive behavior, specifically, the presence of a threat of harm against an identifiable group.https://t.co/AcmW6O6d4t
— Twitter Safety (@TwitterSafety) June 23, 2020
So as Twitter was allowing the display of an innocent woman’s personal information to stay up, exposing her to harm, they were busy censoring Trump for saying he’d enforce the law.
It was already bad enough, but then Twitter had to jump one more shark. It permanently suspended Trump’s favorite meme maker Capre Donktum. Why? According to Donktum, he was hit with a DMCA charge, which Donktum says is a trumped-up charge as he’s always followed the rules.
This is from his Locals.com account:
I have been Permanently Suspended by twitter for the Todler video that President Trump tweeted last week.
I received a DMCA takedown order this morning for that video, and a few hours later a suspension letter.
Twitter has not provided me with any avenue to get my account back, so I assume they intend this to be final and permanent.
I have ALWAYS complied with DMCA takedown rules, and I have submitted counterclaims when necessary, but I have NEVER uploaded content that has been removed.
I have abided by the community guidlines, and followed the rules. It doesn’t matter.
I have been banned for being effective and they won’t even look me in the eye as they do it.
They have responded to ABC news, but not me, THE ACCOUNT HOLDER.
If you would like to support me, make noise, the only thing these people respond to is public outcry.
It was one bad move after another, and as such, people have begun searching for a different platform. Where are they going?
The new social media site is called Parler, and it bills itself as a free-speech platform.
It’s been around for some time. In fact, I’ve covered it before. Parler is a website much like Twitter but without the “safety council” that is more concerned with attacking conservatives than keeping anyone “safe.” While it definitely doesn’t have the behemoth user base that Twitter does, it’s been growing steadily for years, and now it would appear that big names are beginning to make their way over there.
Dan Bongino, Eric Trump, Tim Pool, Jesse Kelly, Buck Sexton, Tom Fitton, and even sites such as LifeNews have established accounts on the platform.
I also have one, which you can follow here.
While I’m not planning on deleting my Twitter account (I don’t think anyone really is) Parler provides something that Twitter can’t: freedom.
Parler will not censor you, nor will it cave to ideological busybodies who believe only their voices should be heard. You can post your opinions or articles without fear of being silenced and deplatformed. The left doesn’t have power here.
If you haven’t yet, create an account. There’s no telling how much longer you’ll last on Twitter and if Twitter wants to make a habit of deplatforming conservatives then perhaps conservative should be ready to leave the platform before it happens.