Big Brother Twitter

Monday, February 22, AD 2016

Twitter Big Brother

 

Twitter is becoming a prime example of how contemporary leftists view George Orwell’s 1984 not as a cautionary tale, but as a how to manual:

 

 

On Friday, Twitter suspended the account of Robert Stacy McCain, a conservative blogger and dogged critic of feminism, apparently without warning or explanation. This has led, in true Twitter fashion, to protests under the hashtag #FreeStacy.

Only a few weeks earlier, Twitter had announced the creation of a “Trust and Safety Council,” to which it appointed Anita Sarkeesian, a feminist known for denouncing “sexism” in video games, a prominent figure in the Gamergate controversy—and oh yes, a frequent target of criticism from McCain. So it sure looks like the moment Twitter gave Sarkeesian the power to do so, she started blackballing her critics.

Go here to read the rest. Trust and Safety Council has the nice Orwellian ring for a group set up to censor conservatives on Twitter, the “Council” functioning in secrecy.  Then we also have Twitter shadowbanning conservatives:

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7 Responses to Big Brother Twitter

  • For the last few years the science fiction community has been going thru its own “Gamergaate” type saga. The “Sad Puppies” are trying to bring back SF that is not dominated by SJW themes & are portrayed as a bunch of racist homo/transphobic of old white men.
    Some of the authors have been blacklisted on Twitter and their FB accounts have been suspended.

  • Another case of the tolerance camp defining their hypocrisy. 1984 as a “how to manual,” spot on!

  • Twitter’s membership numbers haven’t been growing much for the last
    few quarters. Twitter was trading at $51/share last April, but it’s less than
    $20/share as of this week. Perhaps any grownups who are still with that
    company might persuade the Twitter powers-that-be that now isn’t the
    time to alienate a chunk of their subscribers… Or not. Because if Twitter
    implodes, I feel that couldn’t happen to a more deserving bunch. Let
    Twitter become as irrelevant as MySpace.

    It’s not like Twitter has a monopoly– other networks are setting up to
    take Twitter’s place. FreezePeach, for example, is a Twitter-like network,
    but as its name implies, one committed to free speech and without the
    PC nannys and scolds enforcing groupthink.

  • Everything old is new again: nice to see someone resuscitated the Committee of Public Safety.

    Oh, and McCain’s account has been permanently suspended by the CPS. If you’re conservative, you’re a fool to remain on Twitter. You’re just an exhibit in their Diversity Zoo which helps them to rationalize their behavior.

  • The only useful function Twitter has IMO is the ability to provide real-time updates on breaking news or weather events. Other than that, it functions primarily as a platform for people to make idiots of themselves in 140 characters or less.

  • “Other than that, it functions primarily as a platform for people to make idiots of themselves in 140 characters or less.”

    Comment of the week Elaine! Take ‘er away Sam!

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Evangelization in a Wired World – Pope Benedict and Social Networking

Saturday, August 8, AD 2009

According to Rachel Wagner (“Sacred Texting: When Religious Writ Gets Wired” Religion Dispatches Oct. 23, 2008), Pope John Paul II was the first pontiff to use SMS (“short message service”) technology, sending out a “papal thought of the day” to Italian mobile phone users.

Upon his death in April 2005, Pope Benedict XVI followed suite — encouraging mourners with the admonition: “Let us go forth in the joy of the risen Lord and trusting in his permanent help”, and embracing “texting” during World Youth Day 2008 in Sydney, Australia.

Since that time, the Vatican has embraced the world of social-networking for the purposes of evangelization:

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