Leftists in control of the internet are using the main communication tool in modern society to sustain a coup against President Donald Trump, actively suppressing conservative’s ability to reach voters.
Top conservative journalists, pundits, and media outlets have been banned from Google, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, while hundreds of conservative media outlets have been purged from the premier social media platforms.
The latest to be censored by Silicon Valley: the parody account of self-described “radical intersectional poet,” Titania McGrath.
McGrath’s account was created by British comedian and columnist Andrew Doyle in April 2018 to satirically mock “social justice warriors” on Twitter.
“She’s a po-faced young activist who, in spite of her immense privilege, is convinced that she is oppressed. She’s not a direct parody of an existing individual, but anyone who regularly reads opinion columns in the Guardian will be familiar with the type,” Doyle wrote, explaining why he created McGrath. “Given that such individuals are seemingly impervious to reason and would rather cry ‘bigot’ than engage in serious debate, satire seemed to be the only option.”
Doyle received notification Monday warning him McGrath was suspended from the platform for seven days for a post that “violates Twitter’s terms of service.”
In the tweet that prompted the suspension, McGrath satirically blasted another social media parodist, Lisa Graves, for criticizing the use of gender neutral pronouns.
McGrath issued a statement warning the tech giant suspended the account for dismantling “patriarchy, one tweet at a time.”
“The fascists at Twitter have suspended my account for 7 days for the crime of resisting hate and fighting for social justice. Like Nelson Mandela, I have been silenced for speaking truth to power,” the statement reads. “I have always supported censorship of those who have the wrong opinions. But to censor my wisdom is an act that should be classified as a form of intellectual genocide.”
Doyle said he created McGrath to showcase the absurdity of regressive identity politics and modern feminism.
“Identity politics in its current form is a collectivist ideology. It does not value an individual for the content of his or her character, but instead makes prejudicial assessments on the basis of race, gender and sexuality,” he explained. “A similar regression has occurred within the feminist movement. Fourth-wave feminism is predominantly victim-centered, and is based on the conviction that women are invariably oppressed and require the protection of authority figures.”
“Titania was an attempt to highlight the inescapable hypocrisies of such a mindset,” he noted.
As Big Tech ramps up its censorship, social giants have faced backlash in recent months for banning parody accounts and failing to understand comedic context.
“The satirical news site, The Babylon Bee, has found itself being censored by Facebook and it’s also been subject to “fact-checking” by Snopes,” Reclaim The Net reports. “The women-centric satire site Reductress has also been suppressed by Facebook for being “clickbait” – for a post that was meant to be lampooning clickbait.”
Facebook’s fact-checker, Politifact, reportedly began “fact-checking” jokes from comedian Terrence K. Williams after Trump retweeted one of his videos in which he famously quipped sex offender Jeffrey Epstein was “suicided” by the Clintons. Twitter subsequently removed his controversial video.
After Trump tweeted the video, Terrence warned he began receiving death threats and lamented about the absurdity of Facebook fact-checking comedy.
“I am a comedian. How can you fact-check a joke? I have never in my life heard about somebody fact-checking a joke,” he exclaimed. “What happened to free speech? Please, President Donald Trump, do something about this free speech stuff. They are coming after conservatives and Trump supporters because 2020 is around the corner and they are trying to shut me down.”
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