By Nima Cheraghi
Twitter has ripped a page right out of 1984, using it as a blueprint instead of a warning. Twitter’s lust for an Orwellian states comes in the form of their new “Trust and Safety Council,” sounding like something pulled right out of Joseph Stalin’s mind. Twitter claims the “Trust and Safety Council” is meant to fight abuse and “help us tap into the expertise and input of organizations at the intersection of these issues more efficiently and quickly.” The council is comprised of several organizations such as the Internet Watch Foundation, The Safer Internet Centre, and Feminist Frequency. Yes, dear reader, Feminist Frequency is on the “Trust and Safety Council.” This ugly little charlatan has scammed thousands of people in a kickstarter campaign and she has been placed on Twitter’s Orwellian council.
The censorship and tyranny of the council did not take long to spring into action. They immediately removed the “verified” check mark from right wing pundit Milo Yiannopoulos and banned Robert Stacy McCain, banning the hashtag that was made to support him. Tweets that could be considered anti-Islamic or anti-feminist have been magically disappearing from the website. Certain topics in general have seemed to be labeled abusive to even talk about and anyone who does is shadowbanned.
I take it not to be a mystery why Twitter has been censoring people. Twitter is owned partially by an Islamist dictator so it is no wonder why Twitter has taken the fascist approach of censoring anyone that dares have a differing opinion. In October of last year, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal of Saudi Arabia bought more than five precent of Twitter, making him the second largest shareholder.
Twitter’s actions are a gross miscarriage of free speech and a product of an Islamic dictator and the regressive left and deserves our anger. We mustn’t allow this to happen or the very basis of our democracy and freedom is all but an illusion. Do not bow down to their Orwellian rules–fight it and win.