Big Tech continued its purge of conservative viewpoints over last week with three big bans, the most notable of which is the permanent ban by Twitter of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA).
Twitter explained its decision on Sunday, writing:
We permanently suspended Marjorie Taylor Greene for repeated violations of our COVID-19 misinformation policy. We’ve been clear that, per our strike system for this policy, we will permanently suspend accounts for repeated violations of the policy.
Apparently, the “misinformation” that Greene tweeted had to do VAERS statistics, that is the database to which people can report side effects to, among other things, coronavirus vaccines. Greene wrote that there were reported an “extremely high amount of covid vaccine deaths” that are “ignored.”
Following her ban, Greene put out a statement saying:
When [Rep.] Maxine Waters [D-CA] can go to the streets and threaten violence on Twitter, Kamala and Ilhan can bail out rioters on Twitter, and Chief spokesman for terrorist IRGC can tweet mourning Soleimani but I get suspended for tweeting VAERS statistics, Twitter is an enemy to America and can’t handle the truth.
Two more bans
Another big permanent ban by Twitter was of Dr. Robert Malone, one of the individuals who was behind the invention of the mRNA technology relied on by, among other things, some coronavirus vaccines.
“We all knew it would happen eventually,” Malone said. “I must have been on the mark, so to speak.”
Malone has become well known for speaking out against the left’s approach to the coronavirus pandemic. His ban came as he was about to appear on Joe Rogan’s podcast to discuss that response. According to Twitter, the ban was because Malone violated their rules, although specifics haven’t been provided.
And, yet another permanent ban came from Facebook. It actually “permanently disabled” the account of Heroes of Liberty, a publishing group that is putting out children’s books on the lives of great individuals to counter the likes of Critical Race Theory.
Both Greene and Malone responded to their bans by joining GETTR.
GETTR is a social media site that was launched over the summer by former Trump adviser Jason Miller. Miller has described it as an “independent from social media monopolies, independent from cancel culture; embracing free speech.”
On top of this, Joe Rogan also joined Twitter following the ban of Malone, and he is encouraging his millions of followers to join him.
2022 ought to be an interesting year with regard to social media. The likes of Twitter and Facebook are only becoming bolder in their censorship of conservatives, while GETTR and similar sites are becoming more popular. And, let’s not forget that former President Donald Trump is expected to launch a social media site of his own this year.