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SAN FRANCISCO, CA, January 15, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has been caught on camera planning to censor several Twitter accounts.
Footage of the Big Tech billionaire was leaked by a Twitter insider to independent journalist James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas, and it was retweeted yesterday by Donald Trump, Jr.
In the video, apparently captured on January 8, the bearded Dorsey explains that Twitter intends to do a “full retro” that will “take some time.”
“We are focused on one account right now,” the CEO said, leading Project Veritas to assume he meant that of the President of the United States, Donald Trump.
“But this is going to be bigger than just one account, and this is going to go on for much longer than just this day, this week, and the next few weeks and go on beyond the [presidential] inauguration” Dorsey continued, shaking his head.
“We have to expect that; we have to be ready for that.”
Dorsey suggested that “this account”, presumably the President’s now-deleted account, is tied “to real world violence,” and he also intimated he expects other opinions expressed on Twitter to lead to future unpleasantness.
“We need to think much longer term around how these dynamics play out over time,” Dorsey said.
PETITION UPDATE (2/23/21) -
LifeSite has signed on to a Media Research Center (MRC) letter to all 50 state Attorneys General, calling for an investigation into Big Tech.
Google, Facebook, and Twitter have monopolized the industry, and are using their influence to collect user data, suppress content, and silence those who voice ideas and beliefs counter to their own.
As we urged prior, action must be taken to combat these efforts, and that is why we’ve joined the MRC in this fight.
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PETITION UPDATE (2/9/21) -
YouTube just completely removed the LifeSiteNews YouTube channel. This isn’t a ban, every single one of our videos is completely gone. Being completely removed from YouTube means we’ve lost access to 300,000+ followers.
This is the latest and appalling affront to free speech which is happening to many conservative and Christian organizations.
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PETITION UPDATE (1/26/20) -
Twitter has again locked LifeSiteNews out of two of our accounts on the platform for displaying a message noting that President Joe Biden’s newly named Assistant Secretary of Health “Rachel” Levine is a man.
Both accounts displayed a simple message which read: “Biden names transgender ‘woman’ as Assistant Secretary of Health. ‘Rachel’ Levine is a father of two who divorced his wife in 2013 after 30 years of marriage.” The tweets also included a link to LifeSite’s article Biden names transgender ‘woman’ as Assistant Secretary of Health, and contained part of the opening sentence of that article, “Joe Biden has announced his intention to appoint a gender-confused man” as Assistant Secretary of Health.
For stating biological or Biblical truths, Twitter and Big Tech are trying to shut down conservative voices.
Therefore, it is now more important than ever to consider dumping Twitter, Google (who own YouTube) and Facebook. To be clear: LifeSite is still using Twitter and Big Tech to encourage others to migrate away from these illiberal platforms.
This is not the first time that LifeSiteNews has been censored by Twitter. In December 2019, Twitter indefinitely suspended our account for a tweet that linked to an article on transgender activist Jonathan “Jessica” Yaniv.
At the time, Twitter gave LifeSite the option to delete the tweet and reactivate our account right away. LifeSite remained steadfast that the tweet did not violate any of the company’s “rules and policies,” and sought several appeals with Twitter, while looking into legal action against the company.
And, while LifeSite's account was eventually restored, we must now consider what course of action we will pursue in this case, over and above appealing the ban.
Meanwhile, since taking office on Wednesday last week, Joe Biden has already signed an executive order which will force women’s athletic programs, restrooms, and locker rooms to be open to men. He has also turned back the Trump administration’s policy protecting women’s sports programs in schools.
Last week, LifeSite was banned for two weeks from our YouTube channel, after the site determined that one of our videos about vaccines violated YouTube’s “community guidelines.” We are also in the middle of appealing this ban.
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Twitter just deplatformed President Trump premanently! And, other conservatives, including General Flynn and Sidney Powell, were also summarily deplatformed.
Conservatives, Christians and freedom-loving Americans of all political persuasions must now take a decision to preserve their free speech AND their ability to peaceably assemble by dumping Twitter and Big Tech, and by finding other good alternatives to communicate with each other and share their opinions.
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When you use Twitter or Facebook to communicate, and, or, Google and Amazon to search for something online, these companies can stifle your ability to share your thoughts and opinions and manipulate your search results, threatening your privacy, your freedom of speech, and even our democracy.
Evidence suggests that Twitter and Facebook's 'community guidelines' are selectively enforced against conservatives and Christians, while Google rigs their search algorithms to direct traffic away from conservative and Christian websites, effectively choking traffic to those sites.
Simply put, Twitter, Facebook, Google (who owns YouTube) and Amazon appear to be actively suppressing access to pro-freedom, pro-family and pro-life news and opinion.
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To repeat: a few liberal and completely unaccountable computer programmers in Silicon Valley are dictating what we do and do not see in our Twitter and Facebook feeds, and in our Google searches.
We, here, at LifeSite, also recently had our Twitter account suspended by the company over "misgendering" a man who claims to be a woman.
LifeSite has also experienced a fall-off in Google search-related traffic since the company updated its search algorithms at the beginning of May.
And, since the November election, Twitter and Big Tech appear to have dramatically INCREASED their censorship of conservatives and Christians as the President Trump disputed the results of the election and when evidence of election fraud began to mount.
Now, it seems likely that they are trying to cut-off conservative leaders (like President Trump) from conservatives on the ground, and effectively exclude us from the national conversation.
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The great irony is that, while Twitter, Facebook, Google and Amazon executives talk a lot about maintaining freedom of speech and diversity, in fact, these hypocrites are ATTACKING free speech point-blank!
This kind of manipulation poses a lethal threat to our democracy, but as we see so clearly now, Twitter and Big Tech have shown no hesitation in excluding conservatives and Christians from the public square.
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“I don’t believe this is going away any time soon.”
The CEO stated explicitly that Twitter was making “moves around” a conspiracy theory, or those who believe in the conspiracy theory, known as “Q Anon.” He also indicated that this was just one example of material for censorship.
“The moves that we’re making today against Q Anon, for instance, [are] one such example of a much broader approach that we should be looking at and going deeper on,” Dorsey said.
He called the proposed wider censorship “the bigger picture” before reflecting on the divisions in American society. Dorsey appears to believe that Twitter is a sort of online peacekeeping force, tasked with the responsibility of protecting the “integrity” of public debate.
“You know, the U.S. is extremely divided,” he said.
“Our platform is showing that every single day, and our role is to protect the integrity of this conversation, and do what we can to make sure that no one is being hurt based off of that.”
After presenting the footage, O’Keefe told viewers that over a dozen people had come forward with video evidence from inside Twitter.
A press officer for Project Veritas would not confirm how many whistle-blowers from Twitter had come forward, but assured LifeSiteNews that more inside information on Twitter is “coming out.”
In his most recent Tweets, published on January 14, Jack Dorsey wrote that he didn’t feel pride in banning President Trump from Twitter.
“I believe this was the right decision for Twitter,” he continued.
“We faced an extraordinary and untenable circumstance, forcing us to focus all of our actions on public safety. Offline harm as a result of online speech is demonstrably real, and what drives our policy and enforcement above all.”
But Dorsey admitted that banning Trump had “real and significant ramifications.” He added that a ban is a “failure of ours to promote healthy conversations.”
“Having to take these actions fragment the public conversation,” he wrote.
“They divide us. They limit the potential for clarification, redemption, and learning. And sets a precedent I feel is dangerous: the power an individual or corporation has over a part of the global public conversation.”
The Twitter CEO then presented himself as a supporter of internet freedom, suggesting that a social media company’s choice to censor “what they found dangerous” was “destructive to the noble purpose of the open internet.”
“A company making a business decision to moderate itself is different from a government removing access, yet can feel much the same,” he said.
Twitter has come under fire recently for having published pornographic tweets by “onlyfans” e-celebrities and for continuing to give a platform to Pornhub, despite Mastercard and Visa recently blocking payments to the website because of its having hosted illegal child porn and rape videos.
Twitter was launched in July 2006, and has well over 300 million monthly users. According to statistica.com, Twitter’s revenue exceeded $936.23 million in the third quarter of 2020. However, Twitter’s shares, like those of other social media giants who censored the U.S. President, have themselves dropped since dropping Trump’s account.