President-elect Trump is beginning to fill cabinet positions, and some choices are causing angst in the minds of the democrat leadership.
That angst is being expressed in a call for Trump to rescind his offer to Breitbart’s Steve Bannon as his chief strategist and that the mainstream media and the Democrat leadership have dubbed a racist, anti-semitic white supremacist.
Social media, such as Twitter, have reacted against what is called alt-right media, which generally runs the gamut from having extreme racist views to the more run-of-the-mill type constitutional patriotism.
As a result, Twitter has suspended the accounts of those whose viewpoints are seen as abusive, racist or hate mongering.
From USA Today:
Twitter suspended high-profile accounts associated with the alt-right movement, the same day the social media service said it would crack down on hate speech.
Among those suspended was Richard Spencer, who runs an alt-right think tank and had a verified account on Twitter.
The alt-right, a loosely organized group that espouses white nationalism, emerged as a counterpoint to mainstream conservatism and has flourished online. Spencer has said he wants blacks, Asians, Hispanics and Jews removed from the U.S.
Twitter on Tuesday removed Spencer’s verified account, @RichardBSpencer, that of his think tank, the National Policy Institute @npiamerica, and his online magazine @radixjournal.
“This is corporate Stalinism,” Spencer told The Daily Caller News Foundation. In a YouTube video, entitled Knight of the Long Knives, an apparent reference to the purge of Nazi leaders in 1934 to consolidate Adolf Hitler’s power, Spencer said Twitter had engaged in a coordinated effort to wipe out alt-right Twitter.
“I am alive physically but digitally speaking there has been execution squads across the alt right,” he said. “There is a great purge going on and they are purging people based on their views.”
Twitter has responded with:
“The Twitter Rules prohibit targeted abuse and harassment, and we will suspend accounts that violate this policy.”
We can understand hate speech being condemned on a public forum like Twitter but ultimately this begs the question: “What criteria will they use in the future to make the determination as to what is hate speech and what isn’t? And will they censor hate speech directed at Christians, constitutionalists, patriots, Jews or other pro-America groups?”
It is usually the truth that suffers at the hands of the censors.
Source: USA Today