Leaves other meme makers untouched.
It’s not a surprise anymore when Twitter bans conservatives and Trump supporters. They have a long history of banning and suspending people like activist Laura Loomer for allegedly engaging in hateful conduct against Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar, and Conservative Commentator Candace Owens – who was temporarily suspended last May. Their most recent case is against the highly popular conservative account, “ALX. “
The “ALX” account, which was run by a production administrator for Turning Point USA, was highly retweeted by President Donald Trump. Twitter suspended the account for posting a meme about Presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden.
The meme portrays Communist Chinese politician, Xi Jinping endorsing Democratic presidential candidate (former) Vice President Joe Biden.
This all began when Joe Biden’s campaign released a feature on their website – where you can create an “I’m On Team Joe” logo to place on social media in support of Joe Biden. From the start, this move seemed to be poorly thought out. This provided people with an easy opportunity to poke fun at the former Vice President. People chimed in with their own memes.
In his statement with Red State, “ALX” explained, “I am a young Conservative just starting out and I have worked hard to get to the point I am today. For Twitter to remove my account without a clear reason after CEO Jack Dorsey said that the company would be more transparent before Congress is deeply troubling.”
Our First Amendment is pretty clear.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.https://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/first_amendment
What makes this country so great is that we have certain freedoms here that most countries don’t even have. We have the right to worship whatever religion we want to. Our press has the right to publish whatever they wish to – within reason. Some narrowly defined categories of speech are not protected from governmental restrictions. The main such categories are incitement, defamation, fraud, obscenity, child pornography, fighting words, and threats
Instead, it appears that sites such as Twitter and Facebook are more concerned with taking away our First Amendment rights, particularly if our religious and political views don’t align with “theirs.”
Perhaps Twitter should go back and re-read the Constitution. Here’s a link to the Constitution including its amendments.