It’s time to dump Twitter.
Over the last few months I have lost hundreds of followers. Interaction on my account has taken a plunge.
I don’t know what algorithm they’re using or if shadow banners are lurking in the digital shadows, but my account is sinking. So are others—mostly conservatives and rabble-rousing alt-righters.
Social media platforms have made it clear. If you’re not center-left—or way out there in left field—you’re not welcome. If you don’t espouse or support left and center-left causes you’re shuttled off to the algorithm ghetto.
I take issue with the identifiers—right, left, or straddling the centrist yellow line—but that’s a subject for another blog post.
Suffice it to say I am not a “conservative,” that is to say somebody who supports the theft and violence of the state as most conservatives do. Liberals and conservatives struggle for power so they can wield the cudgel of the state against each other and impose their agendas on you and me.
Dianne Feinstein and the Democrats made it clear to social media CEOs the state will no longer tolerate “fake news,” that is to say news at odds with the official government narrative dispensed through its corporate media propaganda network. If you deviate significantly from this narrative you’ll find yourself in the social media ghetto with numbers in precipitous decline.
Facebook admits it is shadow banning accounts. During a recent Facebook event, the director of product Fidji Simo was pelted with demands the social media giant outright ban Fox News and Infowars. Simo admitted Facebook has relegated Infowars to the media ghetto.
From the Daily Mail:
Fidji Simo replied that although he found Infowars ‘absolutely atrocious’, Facebook’s approach to freedom of expression meant the company would only reduce the distribution of Infowars posts, rather than ban it completely.
Way back in 2016 an anonymous source at Twitter told Breitbart the social media giant “maintains a ‘whitelist’ of favored Twitter accounts and a ‘blacklist’ of unfavored accounts. Accounts on the whitelist are prioritized in search results, even if they’re not the most popular among users. Meanwhile, accounts on the blacklist have their posts hidden from both search results and other users’ timelines.”
The demand Fox News be prevented from posting its videos on Facebook shows how far the supposed left will go to make sure people are denied access to the viewpoints of their political enemies. It’s absurd to believe a transnational mass media corporation will be confined to the ghetto. Infowars has too many followers to be whittled down by any significant degree.
Twitter and Facebook understand these kind of practices are detrimental to their business model. Traffic and interaction push ads, which is healthy for the revenue stream. None of this would now be an issue if the government and statist NGOs (the Marshall Fund, Hamilton Dashboard, SPLC, etc.) had not gotten involved. What’s happening now is precisely the sort of reaction we can expect when the agenda is threatened, even if that threat is nominal.
I’ve spent the last few weeks thinking about the advantages and disadvantages of social media. Earlier this year, I closed down my longtime Facebook account. I did this after Mark Zuckerberg promised to sideline what the government has declared to be fake news. Earlier this year, he was called before the grand council of the state to endure interrogation and demands something be done about fake news spread by Russia and its mindless bots and useful idiots. Zuckerberg knows this is bullshit. But what can you do when you’re in the crosshairs of the state?
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey met with Democrats back in May. Prior to this, he announced a plan to recruit “outside experts” [the Southern Poverty Law Center comes to mind] that can help measure and improve the “health” of conversation on Twitter.
And by “health” he means politically correct.
Earlier this month Gizmodo “identified several prominent far-right accounts now buried by Twitter’s search feature” as part of a concerted effort to “reduce the ease with which these personalities can grow their followings.”
In other words, activism will be allowed to function unimpeded on social media only if it falls within narrow parameters set by the state, its institutions, and corporate media partners.
The endgame is socialism. It’s the most effective control system ever devised.
It’s time to chuck Twitter.
I will do this over the coming weekend. Bookmark my blog if you wish to continue reading these posts.