Twitter—The Big Lie Of Our Time

Meanwhile, If anyone should be “fact checked” or censored, it should be Twitter.

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Re-posted from the Canada Free Press By  —— Bio and ArchivesMay 27, 2020

Twitter—The Big Lie Of Our Time
You can get away with calling on wing-nuts with specifics on a lethal way to murder the president of the United States on Twitter as deranged comedian Kathy Griffin just did—but will be flagged by Twitter ‘fact checkers’ for posting tweets that call mail-in ballots “fraudulent” and predicting that “mail boxes will be robbed” if you’re President Donald Trump.

“Comedian and perennial Trump antagonist Kathy Griffin is advocating for the physical assault of the president, tweeting that she wants someone to stab the commander in chief with a “syringe with nothing but air inside” — a potentially lethal act if it creates an embolism. (Breitbart, May 27, 2020)

Physically threatening?

Physically threatening?  How about calling to the cause someone who would kill or assassinate the president?

“Physically threatening the president of the United States is a federal offense. Physical threats also constitute a violation of Twitter’s terms of service that can result in permanently getting kicked off the platform. (Breitbart, May 27, 2020)

“We will immediately and permanently suspend any account found to be posting violent threats,” the social media giant says on its official site.”

Oh, yeah? Then how come Griffin’s Tuesday Tweet with a most descriptive means to take down the President of the U.S. is still riding high on Twitter Wednesday morning?

“For the first time, Twitter has flagged some of President Donald Trump’s tweets with a fact-check warning. ( Yahoo, May 27, 2020)

“On Tuesday, Twitter added a warning phrase to two Trump tweets that called mail-in ballots “fraudulent” and predicted that “mail boxes will be robbed,” among other things. Under the tweets, there is now a link reading “Get the facts about mail-in ballots” that guides users to a Twitter “moments” page with fact checks and news stories about Trump’s unsubstantiated claims.

If Twitter calls Trump’s claims on the legality of mail-in-ballots. “unsubstantiated” then they must be “unsubstantiated”.

“Until now, the president has simply blown past Twitter’s half-hearted attempts to enforce rules intended to promote civility and “healthy” conversation on its most prominent user. Trump frequently amplifies misinformation, spreads abuse and uses his pulpit to personally attack private citizens and public figures alike — all forbidden under Twitter’s official rules. (Yahoo)

In a statement, Twitter said Trump’s vote-by-mail tweets “contain potentially misleading information about voting processes and have been labeled to provide additional context around mail-in ballots.”

“Over the weekend, the president issued several tweets calling into question the legality of mail-in-ballots. The storm of tweets followed Facebook and Twitter posts from Trump last week that wrongly claimed Michigan’s secretary of state mailed ballots to 7.7 million registered voters. Trump later deleted the tweet and posted an edited version that still threatened to hold up federal funds. (Breitbart, May 27, 2020)

“Twitter policy forbids sharing “false or misleading information intended to intimidate or dissuade people from participating in an election or other civic process.” While it has previously flagged tweets, it has never before put warnings on tweets for any other reason.

“Trump replied on Twitter, accusing the platform of “interfering in the 2020 Presidential Election” and insisting that “as president, I will not allow this to happen.”

“His 2020 campaign manager Brad Parscale said Twitter’s “clear political bias” had led the campaign to pull “all our advertising from Twitter months ago.”

Twitter says in its terms of service that “you may not threaten violence against an individual or a group of people. We also prohibit the glorification of violence.”  The company said it defines violent threats as “statements of an intent to kill or inflict serious physical harm on a specific person or group of people.” (Breitbart)

“Federal law states that individuals who physically threaten the president can face up to five years in prison.

That’s the latest political Twitter antics in the U.S.

Trudeau Foundation Annual Report (page 37) 2018-2019

“Twitter Canada is listed as a sponsor in the Trudeau Foundation Annual Report…now we know why anything “Trudeau Bad” doesn’t stay on the viewable trending list for long. #CDNpoli. (Twitter)

That proves more than anything else that Twitter’s not just the social media platform for people to deposit their cute, humorous or even vitriolic, evil little messages—but a massive political force in action.

Meanwhile, If anyone should be “fact checked” or censored, it should be Twitter.

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