|Twitter Rushed to Defend Riots and Criminals but Rushes to Accuse 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse|
Editor’s Note: Social media giants including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Google are developing a bad reputation for silencing conservative voices through censorship including: shadow banning, deleting accounts, deleting followers, hiding search results and other heavy-handed tactics. On the other hand, liberal media, rioters, criminals and these social media platforms themselves are given a free pass to distort truth in posts as they see fit. Parler, the new social media platform, is weighing in on the matter.
Parler is criticizing Twitter and its codependent Cancel-Mob. Both have rushed to judgment with respect to the conduct of a conservative male teenager, Kyle Rittenhouse. The offending tweet, by independent journalist and privacy activist Cassandra Fairbanks, consisted of a single short sentence: “Kyle Rittenhouse did nothing wrong.” According to Twitter, this tweet “incited violence,” and so the publisher locked down Ms. Fairbanks’ account until she removed it.
Rittenhouse is a teenager from Kenosha Wisconsin who last week shot three individuals who had allegedly attacked him in the street, while he was protecting local businesses from arson and looting. Some say he acted justifiably, in self-defense; others say he is a vigilante and a murderer. Information on the incident is still being gathered, but according to attorney and Parler user @MarinaMedvin, the 17-year-old has been charged with five felony counts and a misdemeanor count. If convicted, he could face a life sentence plus 170 years in prison.
Twitter Suspends User who Tweets Something Contradicting Publisher’s Own Narrative on Rittenhouse Case
As for Twitter’s decision to suspend Ms. Fairbanks’ account until she deleted the tweet about Rittenhouse, Medvin said, “Twitter acts like Antifa in their active attempt to suppress opposing speech through force and intimidation.”“Twitter is becoming more brazen in its question-begging content moderation policies,” said Parler CEO John Matze. “A foundational principle of our criminal justice system is that a suspect be treated as innocent, until proven guilty. But this cannot be upheld in the law for long while it’s being flouted continually by Twitter and its codependent cancel mob.
“Did Kyle Rittenhouse act justifiably in self-defense? Maybe so—and he deserves the chance to make his case before an unbiased jury of his peers. What he doesn’t deserve is a digital Inquisition, replete with 50 shades of misrepresentation and a silencing of sympathizers. That’s what he’s gotten on Twitter. And Twitter, unlike other publishers, is immune from liability for any damage to reputation caused by its one-sided, arguably defamatory ‘moderation’ policies.
“Once again,” Matze continued, “we shouldn’t have corporate censors pulling down anyone’s content, merely for expressing a difference of opinion. Free people have the right to hear and decide for themselves. Anyone who’s sick of technoauthoritarians deciding what they can or can’t hear should join our free and open Public Square at Parler.”
Parler was founded in 2018 and has over 3.5 million users. The platform is committed to free speech, does not mine or sell user data and does not censor content based on politics or ideology. Parler continues to stand with the People and against Technoauthoritarianism.
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