Twitter’s attempts to subvert the will of the American people has been foiled once again, but in such a fashion that it calls into question the very sanctity of our democracy.
The social media platform this week suspended the campaign account of Senator Mitch McConnell. It wasn’t for his conservative viewpoints, nor was it about something he said. The account was suspended after they posted video of liberal protesters descending on the McConnell household, shouting about wanting to “stab the mother***ker”.
That’s right: McConnell’s campaign ran afoul of liberal-leaning Twitter by posting the views of their fellow liberals.
The entire incident was as asinine as it could have been, and the GOP responded by canceling all future business with the advertising end of Twitter.
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Twitter was unwilling to take the financial risk, apparently.
Twitter announced Friday that it unlocked Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) campaign account after many Republican groups threatened to stop advertising on the social media platform.
Twitter locked McConnell’s campaign account @Team_Mitch Wednesday after the account posted footage of a protester threatening the Senate Majority Leader at his house in Kentucky. The social media company said that the footage featured violent threats, which reportedly violates their social media content policy.
Many Republican groups, such as the Republican National Committee (RNC), the Donald Trump campaign, the National Republican Campaign Committee (NRCC), and the National Senate Republican Committee (NRSC) boycotted Twitter, saying that they will no longer purchase ads on the online platform.
And while it’s nice that Twitter got around to restoring the Senate Majority Leader’s first amendment rights, the terrifying reality is that they did it for the money.
Twitter’s claim of impartiality has long been farcical at best, but their open admission this week that money buys rights is an affront to the American Dream. Only when their purse strings were tugged did the public platform finally acquiesce to the almighty Constitution.
This is precisely how Twitter and others are transforming our nation into a technocracy, and it mustn’t be tolerated.
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