Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Twitter Suspends Alt-Right Voices, Including Richard Spencer and Pax Dickinson

I think most of these alt-right people are idiots, but the best way to handle them is with ridicule.

Seriously, these people are like a bizarre time warp. Mock them. Ignore them. But don't delete them. That's authoritarian. But then, leftists control the social media space. You can't let leftists control social media, because they'll control the information battlespace.

Every time something like this happens, it reminds why Trump was so right to win, regardless of what I think of the alt-right bigot retreads.

In any case, at the Daily Caller, "Twitter Initiates Mass Purge of Prominent Alt-Right Accounts Following Trump Victory":
Several Twitter users noted that the mass bans could be a result of new reporting features the company added to prevent “hate against a race, religion, gender, or orientation,” as part of a policy change....
Our hateful conduct policy prohibits specific conduct that targets people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or disease. Today we’re giving you a more direct way to report this type of conduct for yourself, or for others, whenever you see it happening. This will improve our ability to process these reports, which helps reduce the burden on the person experiencing the abuse, and helps to strengthen a culture of collective support on Twitter.
This is clearly political warfare.

If you read the whole thing the piece notes that Trump and his followers have been particularly powerful through social media, so deleting the alt-right is specifically aimed to weaken the movement.

See USA Today as well, "Twitter suspends alt-right accounts."