Twitter “Permanently” Suspends Conservative Writer Milo Yiannopoulos Account

Via Ben Kew at Breitbart:

Breitbart Tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos has been suspended from Twitter once more just 20 minutes before his “Gays for Trump” event takes place at the Republican National Convention.

The justification for the suspension is currently unknown, although it could be as a result of Milo’s run-in with Ghostbusters actress Leslie Jones on the site. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey publicly reached out to Jones late on Monday evening following her complaints of “abuse” on the platform.

BuzzFeed are reporting that the suspension is permanent, citing a statement from Twitter promising a clampdown on “targeted abuse.” Milo has also received a message from Twitter confirming that that his ban is permanent, copied below.

In a comment, Milo said “With the cowardly suspension of my account, Twitter has confirmed itself as a safe space for Muslim terrorists and Black Lives Matter extremists, but a no-go zone for conservatives.”

“Twitter is holding me responsible for the actions of fans and trolls using the special pretzel logic of the left. Where are the Twitter police when Justin Bieber’s fans cut themselves on his behalf?”

“Like all acts of the totalitarian regressive left, this will blow up in their faces, netting me more adoring fans. We’re winning the culture war, and Twitter just shot themselves in the foot.”

“This is the end for Twitter. Anyone who cares about free speech has been sent a clear message: you’re not welcome on Twitter.”

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Supporters of Milo, who had more than 338,000 followers on Twitter prior to his suspension, have created the #FreeMilo and #FreeNero hashtags on the platform in protest at Twitter’s latest attack on the conservative commentator. It is currently accumulating approximately 20-30 tweets a minute, which should mean it will trend soon — unless Twitter artificially suppresses it.

So, who’s working on that Twitter lawsuit?

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#FreeMilo is currently trending in the United States, at number 6 and rising rapidly.

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Twitter, a company in dire financial trouble, has developed a reputation for draconian, onesided and often-unexplained suspensions of conservative users. Meanwhile, the platform has demonstrated an unashamed bias towards progressive causes like Black Lives Matter, ignoring open calls for violence against police officers that emergedfollowing both the Dallas and Baton Rouge shootings.

Previous attempts to punish Milo have generated huge backlashes from conservative users, and this one – Twitter’s most severe clampdown on the Breitbart senior editor so far – may generate the biggest yet.

 

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Alternatives to the Big 3 Social Network sites

As Facebook, Twitter, and Google become pervasive in our day to day lives, issues of censorship and freedom of speech become more and more prevalent. In an aim to kick hate speech from the internet, major social media groups have begun using algorithms to combat hate speech, and thwart it in its tracks. But have the algorithms gone too far? Facebook recently had issues of trending news manipulation of conservative posts, Reddit had censorship issues on its Orlando shooting thread, and twitter has been taking down conservative accounts. So in no way are we attempting to say hate speech should be acceptable, in any form or fashion, but what defines hate speech? It is in those definitions that the gray area lies. Tech giants like Google and Facebook have the power to silence you, making you feel as though you are invisible, without having to manage it personally. Algorithms are given parameters to work within, based on the definitions set, and then Facebook will auto-censor you. Some say it is a good thing, others have major opposition. Freedom of thought and speech were inherently chosen as our first amendment, to promote the what is now considered critical thinking. With an overwhelming majority of people losing faith in the giants, here are some alternative sites for day to day tasks:

http://www.ecosia.org/

Ecosia

Ecosia is a search engine, that goes one step further. When their search engine is used, they help replant trees. To date, as of 6/16/2016, they have planted 4,434,700 trees, with goals to replant billions. For the ecologically mindful, this is a great way to use the internet to your advantage and make an impact on the planet, one search at a time. The site displays how many trees you, with others, have helped plant through web searches. It’s an innovative way to create a sustainable planet again.

http://diasporafoundation.org/

Diaspora

Diaspora is a decentralized social media network, designed with “Pods.” These pods are hubs geographically distributed, and can be hosted by any member with the capacity. The Diaspora Foundation has 3 main philosophies, decentralization, freedom, and privacy. Various subsites are made, with separate data, login, and network. You have choices, instead of everyone seeing one profile, with various subgroups.

http://www.minds.com/

Minds

Minds is an open source social network, based on transparency and anonymity. End to end encryption for privacy, open source code for transparency. Promotes free expression of ideas, and point-based system for users to promote posts. The user drives the content they see Minds based on likes, follows and shares. Endorsed by Anonymous, but not created by Anonymous. Learn more above.

http://sealion.club/

Sealion

If you are looking for a site that is vocal about Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Expression, that is Twitter-style microblogging. Well, Sealion Club might be your place, they will not censor, or hinder your ability to express yourself in any way. Freedom of expression and speech are one great thing, but cyberbullying and incitement of violence toward others are another. With that in mind, express away.

http://www.invisocial.com/

Invisocial

Invisocial is a closed social network, where users can develop small close networks of friends, instead of hundreds of people. Some prefer the close intimate interactions, over masses of people, with the potential of using data against you.  They have sophisticated 256-AES Encryption for data security,on top of a proprietary algorithm for keeping data encrypted even upon hacking. They also utilize a split identification, for logging on multiple devices.

http://aweditoria.com/views/about

Aweditoria

Aweditoria is a content driven social platform where publishers can use small snips of text to convey messages on various topics. Fellow users can then annotate on content and share for others to see. It is an interesting idea for spreading ideas and messages for positivity, with annotation helping explain ideas better. For philosophically minded individuals, this may be a great platform for deep thoughts and great content.


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And of course you can still Follow Us on the Big Three. 


 

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BREAKING: Milo Yiannopoulos Censored On Twitter

In this video Luke Rudkowski covers how Twitter just suspended Milo Yiannopoulos twitter account and at the same time allows ISIS to use their social media platform.

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Kentucky Governor Sends Out Inspirational Photo of… Heart-Shaped Poop?

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin

In perhaps one of the strangest tweets from a politician ever, Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin took to Twitter on Monday morning to gush over what appears to be a piece of vaguely heart-shaped excrement that he saw on the sidewalk of the Capitol.

To be fair, it could be mud, extremely old gum, melted chocolate, or who knows what — but as social media noted — it really appears to be a piece of poop.

“Sometimes you find small signs of encouragement in the most unusual places..(Sidewalk at the Capitol)..#WeAreKY” Bevin tweeted shortly after 8 a.m.

In response to the tweet, many people responded informing the governor that he had just found encouragement in poop, and even sent photos of other “inspirational” poop, mocking the bizarre photo.

Others questioned his sobriety and/or sanity.

This is not the first time that the sitting governor has had a bad time on the social media platform.

In February, a twitterstorm was launched against the governor using the hashtag #AskBevinAboutMyVag, after he signed a bill into law requiring a woman to meet with her doctor, in person or through a video chat, 24 hours before undergoing an abortion procedure. The day before, a Senate committee had also approved a bill requiring doctors to perform an ultrasound and describe the fetus to women who seeked to end their pregnancies.

Bevin is also personally suing Planned Parenthood, alleging that they are operating an unlicensed abortion facility after his administration changed existing rules and created new regulations for the clinics.

The governor has also been widely criticized for reversing previously established executive orders to reinstate voting rights for those who have been convicted of felonies and raising the minimum wage for government employees.

In April, Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear filed a lawsuit against Bevin for slashing the budgets of public colleges and universities in the state — alleging that he was abusing his power.

“As attorney general, it is my job to make sure that no public official acts outside of his or her authority, regardless of position and regardless of party,” Beshear said at a news conference at the time.

Maybe the likely-turd was actually just the universe commenting on his gubernatorial term.

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Half of The misogynistic Tweets posted on Twitter Are from women

Half of all misogynistic tweets posted on Twitter come from women, a study suggests.

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Twitter boss Jack Dorsey has pledged to tackle abuse on the platform

Half of all misogynistic tweets posted on Twitter come from women, a study suggests.

Over a three-week period, think tank Demos counted the number of uses of two particular words as indicators of misogyny.

It found evidence of large-scale misogyny, with 6,500 unique users targeted by 10,000 abusive tweets in the UK alone.

Twitter boss Jack Dorsey has said that tackling abuse is a priority.

The research comes as UK MPs – Yvette Cooper, Maria Miller, Stella Creasy, Jess Philips – alongside former Liberal Democrat minister Jo Swinson, launch their Reclaim the Internet campaign, in response to growing public concern about the impact of hate speech and abuse on social media.


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The campaign has opened an online forum to discuss ways to make the internet less aggressive, sexist, racist and homophobic.

Launching the campaign, Ms Cooper told the BBC: “The truth is nobody knows what the best answers are. There is more when there is criminal abuse, for example rape threats, that the police should be doing but what is the responsibility of everyone else? What more should social media platforms be doing?”

She said that the campaign was an opportunity for the public to “put forward their proposals and demands for the changes we want to see”.

In response to the survey, Twitter’s head of trust and safety Kira O’Connor told the BBC: “Hateful conduct has no place on the Twitter platform and is a violation of our terms of service.

“In addition to our policies and user controls, such as block, mute and our new multiple tweet reporting functionality, we work with civil society leaders and academic experts to understand the challenge that exists.”

The Demos study also looked at international tweets and found more than 200,000 aggressive tweets using the words, “slut” and “whore”, were sent to 80,000 people over the same three weeks.

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WHY IS ABUSE SO PREVALENT ONLINE?

The commonsense approach to posting comments on social networks would be to never say anything online that you wouldn’t say to someone’s face but that simple rule seems to be regularly ignored.

Being able to post anonymously helps and, in many ways, social networks have become the modern day equivalent of a natter over the garden fence or a gathering on the village green – but on a global scale.

And just as in the old gossip circles of old, there will be people whose comments are meaner or more aggressive than the rest, so that is amplified online. And now the voices of the trolls can be heard and they can pick victims – generally people they don’t know – pretty much at random.

Abuse on social networks is not new and neither is the revelation that women contribute to the problem.

A 2014 study from cosmetics firm Dove found that over five million negative tweets were posted about beauty and body image. Four out of five were sent by women.

The bigger question is what can be done about it?

We have seen in recent years the police take the issue much more seriously and trolls have faced lengthy prison sentences. Some have made public apologies to their victims.

Education will be key. Teaching youngsters who haven’t yet joined social media platforms that politeness is not a dying art and that if you say hurtful things online, they could genuinely cause distress, may give the next generation pause for thought before they start typing.


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Demos used algorithms to distinguish between tweets being used in explicitly aggressive ways and those that were more conversational in tone.

Researcher Alex Krasodomski-Jones said: “This study provides a birds-eye snapshot of what is ultimately a very personal and often traumatic experience for women.

“While we have focused on Twitter, who are considerably more generous in sharing their data with researchers like us, it’s important to note that misogyny is prevalent across all social media, and we must make sure that the other big tech companies are also involved in discussions around education and developing solutions.”

She added that it was not about “policing the internet” but was more “a stark reminder that we are frequently not as good citizens online as we are offline”.

Thousands have responded to the hashtag #ReclaimtheInternet, with many congratulating the female MPs for starting the campaign.

Others though questioned how effective the campaign would be, with some questioning whether it would damage free speech.

Demos research reveals women and girls as well as men responsible for using misogynistic words in abusive manner online

Looking at this data set of thousands of pieces of misogynistic abuse, and looking at the people the perpetrators of this abuse were following, gave us a good indication of who they were,

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