As my RedState colleague Nick Arama reported yesterday, Twitter has wasted no time in purging conservative/Republican Twitter accounts from President Trump’s and on down, using the Capitol Hill riots as an excuse to shut down Twitter users they’ve longed to remove from the platform but didn’t because they wanted to pretend to be fair and balanced.
In addition to that, conservative Twitter users who haven’t been suspended are reporting follower loss numbers in the thousands, with some in the tens of thousands.
It’s obvious what’s going on here, and it has nothing to do with any supposed concerns from The Powers That Be at Facebook, Twitter, etc. about “incitement” in advance of Joe Biden’s inauguration later this month. Despite it being obvious, however, there are those on the left and the virtue-signaling right who have rushed to bow to Big Tech overlords in response to their crackdowns because apparently, they think their accounts will be safe from them because they’d never ever dare post anything that could be misconstrued for WrongThink, right?
But in that, the gullible on the left and right could not possibly be more wrong. And Sen. Ted Cruz, who along with Sen. Josh Hawley, is ridiculously being blamed for Wednesday’s Capitol Hill riots for having the nerve to do what Democrats did after the 2000, 2004, and 2016 presidential elections by objecting to some Electoral College votes, had some pointed questions for those showing fealty to the Twitter and Facebook gods:
And if the milquetoast tweets President Trump posted that got him permanently suspended can be declared “incitement” by the liberals running these companies, anyone can face the same punishment by tweeting/posting much less:
Make no mistake about it: No matter how innocent your words are, these people can come for your accounts and the followings you have worked hard to build up at any time. This is not about “incitement” in any way, shape, or form. Do not be fooled.
This is about censorship and control of narratives. It always has been.