I’m old enough to remember when Jack Dorsey was dragged before Congress and declared that Twitter had to do better in terms of suppressing free speech. Apparently, the people running his shadowbanning and blockage operations didn’t get the memo because they’re still up to their old tricks. With barely 48 hours to go before the election, Twitter blocked the account of the interim head of Customs and Border Protection, Mark Morgan. And what was the dire sin on Morgan’s part that put him on the No Tweets for You list? He tweeted about the purpose and benefits of a wall on the Mexican border. (Jonathan Turley)
As someone who was raised in a liberal Democratic family in Chicago, I am still mystified by the conversion of the Democratic Party into an anti-free speech party, including demands for limiting speech on the Internet and social media. Yet, days after various Democratic Senators called for greater censorship from big tech companies, Twitter added another attack on free speech with the blocking of the account of acting Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner Mark Morgan. Morgan had tweeted on the success of new wall installed around the Southern Border…
The action taken against Morgan is blatant viewpoint discrimination by a private tech company. It is the realization of the “Little Brother” danger of private censorship to shape political and social opinion. Censorship, not free speech, has become an article of faith for many.
As Turley goes on to remind us, Twitter wasn’t the only social media giant to hop on the bandwagon of shutting down anyone daring to praise the President or his policies on the eve of the election. Only days earlier, Facebook shut down the group New Jersey Women for Trump, which had more than 30,000 followers.