“I wish someone would come up with another platform honestly so that everybody could just delete their accounts on Twitter and go to the other platform because this is outrageous, disgusting behavior,” Don Lemon whined on CNN Tuesday.
Guess he’s not familiar with the other “alt-tech” social media platforms like Gab and Parler that already exist and are gaining popularity with every passing day.
“Stop, companies like Jack Dorsey’s, stop hiding behind the First Amendment, and for profit. Stop doing it, do the right thing. Stop allowing families like this family to have to go through this, to grieve their loved one over and over and over again,” Lemon continued.
Dubbed “the dumbest man on television” by President Trump, Lemon then went on to complain about Twitter’s (lame) decision to label President Trump’s early Tuesday morning tweets about the dangers of using mail-in ballots as “misleading”, and how that simply wasn’t good enough. Lemon wanted warning labels added to Trump’s tweets calling for the cold case file involving the death of Joe Scarborough intern Lori Klausutis to be reopened.
“So, they put up this label for this misleading tweet but not the tweets about Scarborough. Tweets that falsely claimed mail-in ballots would lead to widespread voter fraud. Ok? That’s the one that they put up the label about. Twitter did apologize to the Klausutis family but said that they would not take down the president’s tweets about his wife’s death. Really? Come on,” said Lemon.
U.S. attorney Bill Powell announced on Tuesday that Thomas Cooper, a West Virginia USPS mail carrier was arrested and charged with attempted election fraud.
The CNN anchor said that Trump is more concerned with Twitter censorship than he is of the deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic.
“So they are letting the president use their platform to drag us all right into the mud. Letting him get away with it, but tonight the president seems a lot more outraged at Twitter than he is about the death toll of the coronavirus and that is approaching one hundred thousand right now. The President tweeting, of course, tweeting as he always does that Twitter is stifling free speech and threatening that he won’t allow it to happen.”
Lemon then switched gears. Never one to forget to seed the public with his race-based rhetoric in an attempt to further sow racial division in the country, “But, there are two major crises in America tonight, ok? As I said two deadly viruses killing Americans, COVID-19, Racism 20.”
The CNN anchor moved to covering the unconscionable death of Minneapolis’s George Floyd:
“Now, we all know that racism is not new this year but the latest racially charged incident is from just last night, the death of George Floyd. He’s a black man in Minneapolis who died after a white officer arresting him held him down with his knee on his neck. Four Minneapolis police officers were fired today as the FBI opened an investigation into the incident.”
The official Twitter account for alt-tech social media platform Gab tweeted a clip from Laura Loomer Investigates with the caption, “Never forget” that shows Loomer during the 2018 Congressional Hearing confronting Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey while he was testifying before the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Loomer stood up and called Dorsey out for his censorship of conservative accounts on Twitter before being mocked as if she was an auctioneer by REPUBLICAN Rep. Billy Long (R-MO).
“Mr. Dorsey, you are lying about censoring conservatives. You were caught on tape by Project Veritas shadowbanning people. You were censoring people. You censored me, you censored Milo (Yiannopoulos), you censored Chuck Johnson, James O’Keefe. You even censored President Trump when one of your employees deleted his account for a few minutes.
“You are censoring conservatives and I am asking you President Donald Trump, help us. Please help us Mr. President before it is too late because Jack Dorsey is trying to influence the election – to sway the election so the Democrats can steal the election. That is why he is censoring and shadowbanning conservatives. You are a liar.” [speaking to Jack Dorsey]
“Stop the bias. We are conservative Americans, not Russian bots Jack Dorsey. Stop the Bias. Stop censoring conservatives. Stop Jack Dorsey, stop the bias. We are not Russian bots. You were caught on camera, watch the tapes,” Loomer said while being escorted out of the building.
Daily, Trump supporters are encouraging the president to make the leap from Twitter to Gab or Parler where the First Amendment is respected, and freedom of speech is not stifled.
Gab announced recent upgrades to the site:
“Meanwhile: Gab is building solutions: A brand new user-friendly interface: http://Gab.com A web browser that blocks big tech ads and trackers: http://Dissenter.com A news aggregator: http://trends.gab.com Coming soon: a video conferencing app.”
Fox News contributor and host of The Dan Bongino Show, Dan Bongino often promotes the alt-tech platform Parler. On Tuesday Bongino tweeted, “Twitter has abandoned you. Join Parler today. They’re everything twitter isn’t.”
“Free speech rules supreme on Parler. We do not and never will give in to the cancel culture. We do not and never will give in to outrage mob. Whether professional or amateurs. Never back down. Never surrender,” Parler responded to @murdock1329, who is considering making the leap from Twitter to Parler.
Twitter can no longer continue to deny their political bias which will increase even more between now and November.
“Partnering with biased fake news ‘fact checkers’ is a smoke screen to lend Twitter’s obvious political tactics false credibility. There are many reasons we pulled all our advertising from Twitter months ago, and clear political bias is one of them,” said Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale in a tweet on Tuesday.
President Trump had censorship fresh on his mind, tweeting first thing Wednesday morning, “Republicans feel that Social Media Platforms totally silence conservatives voices. We will strongly regulate, or close them down, before we can ever allow this to happen. We saw what they attempted to do, and failed, in 2016. We can’t let a more sophisticated version of that……..happen again. Just like we can’t let large scale Mail-In Ballots take root in our Country. It would be a free for all on cheating, forgery and the theft of Ballots. Whoever cheated the most would win. Likewise, Social Media. Clean up your act, NOW!!!!”
One thing is for sure. Twitter censorship is certainly front and center now and has the full attention of President Trump. Will he do something to stop the censorship of conservatives on social media? Will he make the move to Gab or Parler, maybe both?