US giants in social media run the show here. Loosely grouped as Big Media or Big Tech, they conspire to drive conservative voices from all media sources. Self-Reliance Central was kicked off Twitter last year. I manage to keep us on Facebook by selecting what I post there and crossing my fingers a lot.
You all know that FaceBook has suspended Present Trump for two years and Twitter permanently banned him from their platform.
So, when the shoe is on the other foot we can allow ourselves a smile. Nigeria – not a country noted for its tolerance – has just suspended the entire platform.
And now Twitter is bleating that it’s a human right to access its services.
We are deeply concerned by the blocking of Twitter in Nigeria. Access to the free and #OpenInternet is an essential human right in modern society.— Twitter Public Policy (@Policy) June 5, 2021
We will work to restore access for all those in Nigeria who rely on Twitter to communicate and connect with the world. #KeepitOn
Cue the peanut gallery!
Oh Twitter believes access to a free and open internet is an essential right? I know a guy named Donald J. Trump and 75+ million Americans who may want to dispute your commitment to that.— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) June 5, 2021
Access to the free & #OpenInternet is an essential human right in modern society… unless you’re Donald Trump. Or reporting on Hunter Biden’s laptop. Or discussing the biology of gender. Or the murderous dictator of Iran. Or a Chinese Communist Party peon lying about COVID. 🤷🏼♀️— Liz Wheeler (@Liz_Wheeler) June 5, 2021
Senator Cruz had a comment, too.
Curious. In Twitter’s own words, they are willfully denying Donald Trump “an essential human right in modern society.” https://t.co/nKeH1Ym4Qy— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) June 5, 2021
We are at a perilous moment in history. Technology has allowed Big Tech and Big Media to prosper. Big Government has allied itself with Big Pharma, Big Business and Big Money. How far are we from Big Brother?