Wire Alert: Trump Issues Statement Condemning Twitter Following Permanent Ban, Considering New Platforms

The statement was made from the President of the United States (@POTUS) account and swiftly removed by Twitter

Update: This post has been edited to include a response from Twitter concerning their immediate removal of the statement from President Trump

Statement follows:

“As I have been saying for a long time, Twitter has gone further and further in banning free speech, and tonight, Twitter employees have coordinated with the Democrats and the Radical Left in removing my account from their platform to silence me — and YOU, the 75,000,000 great patriots who voted for me. Twitter may be a private company, but without the government’s gift of Section 230 they would not exist for long. I predicted this would happen. We have been negotiating with various other sites, and will have a big announcement soon, while we also look at the possibilities of building out our own platform in the near future. We will not be SILENCED! Twitter is not about free speech. They are all about promoting a Radical Left platform where some of the most vicious people in the world are allowed to speak freely…STAY TUNED!”

TWITTER RESPONDS TO THEIR REMOVAL:

“As we’ve said, using another account to try to evade a suspension is against our rules. We have taken steps to enforce this with regard to recent Tweets from the @POTUS account. For government accounts, such as @POTUS and @WhiteHouse, we will not suspend those accounts permanently but will take action to limit their use.”

WIRE ALERT: Twitter Suspends Trump After Blaming Him For Occupation Of Capitol

Twitter’s “Safety” account has issued a statement indicating that the president will be suspended for 12 hours following a video he released urging his supporters to act peacefully and return home. They are threatening a permanent ban as well.

The Statement reads:

“This means that the account of @realDonaldTrump will be locked for 12 hours following the removal of these Tweets. If the Tweets are not removed, the account will remain locked. Future violations of the Twitter Rules, including our Civic Integrity or Violent Threats policies, will result in permanent suspension of the @realDonaldTrump account.”

Former Twitter CEO Will “Happily Provide” Commentary When Communists Start Executing People

Dick Costolo, the former CEO of Twitter, wants the world to know he ready for the communist revolution. He’s so ready, in fact, that he’s willing to provide video commentary on the executions of capitalists as they are marched to the wall.

“Me-first capitalists who think you can separate society from business are going to be the first people lined up against the wall and shot in the revolution. I’ll happily provide video commentary,” Costolo wrote on his Twitter account earlier this evening. His comments are, ironically, a violation of the terms of service Twitter has instituted against glorifying violence. Those are the very same terms that have been used to ban conservatives who have stated, publicly, that they believe Kyle Rittenhouse acted in self defense.

Costolo’s commentary is particularly dumb when one considers his own employment history and net worth. His assets, valued in the hundreds of millions, aren’t likely to be spared should his dream of a revolution come to pass. Never mind his life. After all, the eat-me-last oligarchs who think they can separate themselves from other beneficiaries of our current system by doling out trivial platitudes to wannabe Marxists will invariably receive a rude reckoning down the line.

Costolo took over as CEO of the social media giant in 2010 and continued serving in that capacity until 2015 when founder Jack Dorsey took back the helm. He’s currently a partner at Index Ventures.

An archive of Costolo’s comments is available here.

Video: Internet Censors Purge Posts Shared By President Trump Detailing African American Crime Statistics

The President Shared A Video From Another User Who Uploaded An Explanation Given By A Black Man About Crime From His Own Demographic…Twitter Promptly Deleted The Account

Earlier today, President Trump shared a number of videos from Twitter user “Always Actions” that discussed crime in the United States.

Among those videos was a description of crime perpetrated by the black community in which a black man explains to an anti-Trump white woman, that black people are responsible for over 50% of all violent gun crime despite only constituting roughly 13% of the population. This data is taken directly from the FBI’s own findings on crime in the United States.

The video was originally posted in July and had only received modest attention until Trump gave it a bump earlier this morning. Within three hours of his retweet, the account had been banned by Twitter ostensibly for violating some undisclosed community standards provision.

Here’s the video they deleted:

Thankfully, the video was screen recorded and reuploaded by another user. Nationalist Review has downloaded a copy of this copy and, should the account that reposted it be banned, we will upload it.

“African Americans make up 13% of the population, yet commit over 50% of the violent gun crime. No—no, no, that’s true. 55%,” the man begins. “So, 95% of that is to other blacks. So me, as an African American, I have a 2,000 times more likelihood to be shot and killed by another black man leaving this event, than I do by a white person, a police officer, or a neo-Nazi.”

“Us African Americans, we’re killing each other. I’m being honest with you, that’s what the problem is. I’m being honest. If Obama would’ve stood up and said look, ‘we’re killing each other, we’ve got a problem within the African American community,” he would have been phenomenal.”

“I’m 2,000 times more likely to be shot and killed by another black man, leaving this event today—tonight—than I am any other race, color, creed or police officer. That’s where the f***ing pain comes, man. That’s sad. I can’t hang out in black neighborhoods. I can’t do that. Because its a risk to me. That’s sad.”

Verified Twitter “Celebrities” Call For Rioters To ‘Burn Down The White House’

Twitter Has Allowed Verified Profiles To Actively Encourage Violence In The Streets Of Washington Despite Censoring The President’s Tweet About Civil Unrest Across The Country

A large number of verified profiles on Twitter have been encouraging the destruction of American cities, with a significant portion calling for the White House itself to be burnt to the ground.

Nationalist Reivew has been hard at work digging into the statements made by other verified profiles in the wake of Twitter’s decision to censor President Trump’s comments on looting in American cities. President Trump responded to Twitter’s increased censorship with an executive order calling for social media platforms to be investigated by the attorney general.

Twitter employees have also been guilty of encouraging violence as well, with Twitter’s own legal counsel suggesting that the president should be “culled” from the herd. Another employee at Twitter commented that he wanted Trump to “die in a fire.”

The violent comments we found will disgust but likely not surprise you.

We’ve archived some 120 tweets so far—all of which call for violence or encourage the destruction of American cities–and below is just a sampling of those targeting the White House. In the coming days we will release more.

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While reading these posts, keep in mind that Twitter has made it clear they view verification as an “endorsement” and, since 2017, the tech company has removed verification from profiles they deemed problematic.

All tweets have been archived using the website archive.is. The original URLs can be found on that site as well, but should any of these fools delete their tweets, a copy will be preserved in the archive.

Rapper Preme__xy: “Burn down the White House bro on god”

Archive link.

“I said burn it down r u confused??”

Archive link.

Mike Tommasiello aka NYDoorman: “Burn down the White House the way the British did in 1812.

Archive link.

Michael Grant: “When there is no hope for justice, things burn.”

Archive link.

Cody Foster aka Sadistik: “I hope we burn down the White House”

Archive link.

Rapper and producer Ryan Wisler aka Kno: “Is it vandalism if someone destroys something their great-great-grandparents were forced to build for free?”

Archive link.

Lauren Hough (published in Harpers, The Guardian, HuffPost): “Black people built the White House they can burn it the f*ck down if they f*cking want to and anyone who says otherwise is a f*cking cop.”

Archive link.

Rapper Sahtyre: “But looting and burning down black-owned businesses is only hurting us. Start with the White House.”

Archive link.

Anthony Supreme, director, producer and founder of Preme Magazine: “We can burn that sh*t down [the White House] too”

Archive link.

As riots have broken out in response to the death of George Floyd, numerous verified profiles have been allowed to actively encourage violence in ways far more explicit than anything President Trump has said.

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Second Twitter Employee Makes Violent Statement About Trump: “He must be culled from the herd. ASAP!”

A second employee, this time their lawyer, has made a statement easily interpreted as the glorification of violence, calling for Donald Trump to be “culled”

Jeff Rich, Twitter’s legal counsel and senior legal director, tweeted in February that the president must be “culled from the herd“. Earlier today, Nationalist Review reported that a Twitter employee, Erik Froese, tweeted a call for President Donald Trump to “die in a fire”.

Rich’s profile prominently displays his role working for the tech company: “I work @Twitter, but I don’t make content or verification decisions. Tweets – and politics – here are mine alone. Sr. Legal Director & AGC (Associate General Counsel).”

UPDATE: Twitter’s lawyer has locked his account. We preserved the tweet on the popular archiving site Archive.is. You can see that here. Below is a screenshot:

For those unfamiliar with the term, to cull from the herd, according to the Idiom Dictionary, means to “literally, to separate or remove (and usually kill) inferior animals out of a herd so as to reduce numbers or remove undesirable traits from the group as a whole.”

Twitter recently limited access to President Trump’s tweet about the riots in Minneapolis and the social media giant cited their policy against tweets that glorify violence. Yet multiple Twitter employees have been making statements far more egregious. You can check out the full list of what we’ve found in the link provided.

Twitter and the Trump Administration have been trading blows as of late, first with Twitter adding fact-checking bubbles to Trump’s tweets and then with the president responding by issuing an executive order to combat censorship on social media platforms. Things came to a head last night, when Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey made the unprecedented decision to completely censor one of Donald Trump’s tweets on the platform.

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Twitter Employee Calls For President Trump’s Death “Die In A Fire”

Comments From Twitter Employee Erik Froese Calling For The President To “Die In A Fire” Resurface A Day After Twitter Wrongfully Censored The President For “Promoting Violence”

Twitter employee Erik Froese, who has been an engineering manager with the social media giant since 2013, tweeted at President Donald Trump calling for him to “die in a fire.”

UPDATE: We just caught a second Twitter employee, this time one of their lawyers, making an even more egregious statement!

Twitter and the Trump Administration have been trading blows as of late, first with Twitter adding fact-checking bubbles to Trump’s tweets and then with the president responding by issuing an executive order to combat censorship on social media platforms. Things came to a head last night, when Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey made the unprecedented decision to completely censor one of Donald Trump’s tweets on the platform.

But that wasn’t the only tweet that was discovered. Multiple twitter employees were caught leaving comments that displayed their shameful indifference towards keeping the platform neutral.

One of Twitter’s lawyers even suggested that Trump could not be allowed to win in 2020. For the complete list, please see this thread.

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Thursday evening, Twitter escalated the feud one more step, restricting President Trump’s ability to communicate with his followers on Twitter by censoring one of the president’s tweets and shutting off typical site functions such as the user’s ability to like, comment, and retweet. This morning, they did the same to the official White House account—an account controlled and operated by the Executive Branch and an official property of the Federal Government.

Breaking: For First Time Ever, Twitter CEO Has Directly Censored The President’s Tweet

Twitter has made the unprecedented move of censoring one of the president’s tweets claiming that it violated the site’s terms of service. Twitter users can no longer “like, retweet, or comment” on the post.

UPDATE: President Trump has responded to Twitter’s latest act of censorship

In what can only be direct retaliation for the president’s recently announced Executive Order wherein he promised to take action against tech censorship, Twitter has fired a major shot across the president’s bow by censoring one of his tweets, blocking comments on it, and disabling the ability of individuals to retweet it. Twitter has recently experimented with putting “fact-checking” bubbles under the President’s tweets, but actually cutting off users’ ability to retweet, like and comment on Trump’s tweet was previously completely unheard of.

In an address earlier today, President Trump promised to create an online environment where free speech and the diversity of ideas—the only diversity that matters—can prosper. For those interested, we put together a brief summary where you can read about the Executive Order and see a breakdown of its provisions.

Earlier today the president tweeted the following about the riots taking place in Minneapolis (and now across the country):

“These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won’t let that happen. Just spoke to Governor Tim Walz and told him that the Military is with him all the way. Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts. Thank you!”

In order to access this tweet, users must go directly to Donald Trump’s Twitter profile and opt-in to view the contents.

“This Tweet violated the Twitter Rules about glorifying violence. However, Twitter has determined that it may be in the public’s interest for the Tweet to remain accessible. Learn more.”

This step, which Twitter has haphazardly taken, is perhaps the only thing that will guarantee that the president will not let up his crusade against tech censorship. Countless members of his base have seen their accounts banned, suspended, and isolated using algorithms built around Twitter’s political bias. But, love him or hate him, President Trump will not let his own account be tampered with. It can be guaranteed now that he will take every action possible to safeguard speech online. This battle is just beginning.

The decision to lock this tweet down seems to have come directly from the top, with Twitter’s CEO, Jack Dorsey, retweeting a Twitter Comms bulletin about their decision to censor the leader of the “free” world.

Twitter’s Communications team has issued the following statement regarding their decision:

“This Tweet violates our policies regarding the glorification of violence based on the historical context of the last line, its connection to violence, and the risk it could inspire similar actions today. We’ve taken action in the interest of preventing others from being inspired to commit violent acts, but have kept the Tweet on Twitter because it is important that the public still be able to see the Tweet given its relevance to ongoing matters of public importance. As is standard with this notice, engagements with the Tweet will be limited. People will be able to Retweet with Comment, but will not be able to Like, Reply or Retweet it.”

Here’s how Trump’s tweet looks after you click to access it:

Summary: Trump Issues Executive Order On Social Media Censorship, And It’s Excellent

President Trump issues executive order on “Preventing Online Censorship”

On Thursday, President Trump delivered on a long overdue promise to get a grip on the censorship of tech oligarchs on major platforms such as Twitter, YouTube, Facebook and Instagram. After months of promising to “monitor the situation” it seems that Twitter’s expedition into directly censoring the president’s tweets has triggered a response. So, on behalf of America, thank you for screwing up so badly, Jack Dorsey.

The entirety of the order may be read here, but a more digestible breakdown of the main points may be read below. In brief, the president is utilizing the full force of the executive branch and all tools at his disposal to combat the stifling threat of censorship on social media platforms. He’s ordered the Attorney General, Secretary of Commerce, the Federal Trade Commission, the Federal Communications Commission, and all other government department and agencies to take action.

Where a so-called platform (defined below) oversteps its authority to remove harmful content without liability, he’s seeking out methods to strip them of their Section 230 immunity. Where government agencies are spending taxpayer dollars on such platforms, he’s demanding that an assessment be made as to whether they should continue marketing their programs and thereby funding the tech oligarchs in the process. He’s even dispatching the Attorney General to determine if any state laws can be used to combat the censorship occurring on sites like Facebook and Twitter.

Twitter recently crossed a very bold line by adding fact checking disclaimers to the president’s tweets about mail-in voting. As a result, President Trump promised to take action. And today, he followed through.

The executive order is the best first step that Americans could hope for

“This practice [of online censorship] is fundamentally un-American and anti-democratic.”

The order begins by outlining the Trump Administration’s philosophy on free speech as a necessity for involvement in the republic and the dangerous influence of the consolidation of internet traffic to a select few number of sites. “In a country that has long cherished the freedom of expression,” it reads, “we cannot allow a limited number of online platforms to hand pick the speech that Americans may access on the internet.”

Arguing that the platforms are the modern equivalent to the “public square,” Trump’s order states the platforms have deceptively gone beyond their published Terms of Service agreements in a “manner that clearly reflects political bias.”

Meanwhile, it continues, despite creating “groundless justifications to censor or otherwise restrict Americans’ speech here at home,” these platforms are often caught doing the bidding of foreign governments, such as the Communist Party in China. Just recently, YouTube was caught censoring any criticism of the Communist Party’s internet propaganda arm, deleting tens of thousands of comments and videos that criticized the regime, as District Herald reported.

Without referring to a specific American business by name, the order clearly refers to Alphabet (Google and YouTube’s parent company), when it references a tech company that “also established research partnerships in China that provide direct benefits to the Chinese military.”

So what sort of policy does the Executive Order actually initiate? Read on!

It is the policy of the United States to foster clear ground rules promoting free and open debate on the internet.

Trump’s order argues that social media sites like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube have violated their immunity from liability under Sec. 230 of the Communications Decency Act

Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act provides immunity from liability to online platforms that do not engage in editorializing or content creation of their own. The theory is simple: if you set up a website and allow people to come and post their own viewpoints, any illegal content posted by them—such as threats or pornography depicting minors—can’t be used to hold them criminally liable.

The rule was issued to allow these platforms to remove harmful content without themselves being deemed a publisher and was issued to address “early court decisions holding that, if an online platform restricted access to some content posted by others, it would thereby become a ‘publisher’ of all the content posted on its site for purposes of torts such as defamation.”

“but in reality [social media platforms] use their power over a vital means of communication to engage in deceptive or pretextual actions stifling free and open debate by censoring certain viewpoints.”

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In reality, however, social media sites have used this limited immunity from liability to shield themselves while taking deceptive action to remove political speech they find unfavorable. These so-called platforms are, in effect, “far from acting in “good faith” to remove objectionable content,” and instead have been stifling viewpoints with which they disagree.

Trump Argues That Twitter, Facebook, Youtube and Instagram should lose their limited liability shield due to deceptive bad behavior:

“When an interactive computer service provider removes or restricts access to content and its actions do not meet the criteria of subparagraph (c)(2)(A), it is engaged in editorial conduct. It is the policy of the United States that such a provider should properly lose the limited liability shield of subparagraph (c)(2)(A) and be exposed to liability like any traditional editor and publisher that is not an online provider.”

The Executive Order on censorship commands the Attorney General and Secretary of Commerce to file a petition with the Federal Communications Commission

“In addition, within 60 days of the date of this order, the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary), in consultation with the Attorney General, and acting through the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), shall file a petition for rulemaking with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) requesting that the FCC expeditiously propose regulations.”

“Determine the circumstances under which a provider of an interactive computer service that restricts access to content in a manner not specifically protected by subparagraph (c)(2)(A) may also not be able to claim protection under subparagraph (c)(1), which merely states that a provider shall not be treated as a publisher or speaker for making third-party content available and does not address the provider’s responsibility for its own editorial decisions”

“[Define] the conditions under which an action restricting access to or availability of material is not ‘taken in good faith’.”

Trump’s order also declares an intention to cease spending money for advertising on these platforms

The head of each executive department and agency (agency) shall review its agency’s Federal spending on advertising and marketing paid to online platforms. Such review shall include the amount of money spent, the online platforms that receive Federal dollars, and the statutory authorities available to restrict their receipt of advertising dollars. Within 30 days of the date of this order, the head of each agency shall report its findings to the Director of the Office of Management and Budget.

The Department of Justice shall review the viewpoint-based speech restrictions imposed by each online platform identified in the report described in subsection (b) of this section and assess whether any online platforms are problematic vehicles for government speech due to viewpoint discrimination, deception to consumers, or other bad practices.

It is the policy of the United States that large online platforms, such as Twitter and Facebook, as the critical means of promoting the free flow of speech and ideas today, should not restrict protected speech.

Mobilizing the Federal Trade Commission to see if social media sites have been misrepresenting themselves to their users and hurting the bottom line of other American businesses in the process

“The FTC shall consider taking action, as appropriate and consistent with applicable law, to prohibit unfair or deceptive acts or practices in or affecting commerce, pursuant to section 45 of title 15, United States Code. Such unfair or deceptive acts or practice may include practices by entities covered by section 230 that restrict speech in ways that do not align with those entities’ public representations about those practices.”

He is authorizing the Attorney General to review and assist in the enforcement of applicable state laws that prohibit platforms from engaging in unfair practices

“The Attorney General shall establish a working group regarding the potential enforcement of State statutes that prohibit online platforms from engaging in unfair or deceptive acts or practices. The working group shall also develop model legislation for consideration by legislatures in States where existing statutes do not protect Americans from such unfair and deceptive acts and practices. The working group shall invite State Attorneys General for discussion and consultation, as appropriate and consistent with applicable law.”

It orders the Attorney General to develop proposals for Federal legislation that will deter further acts of online censorship

“The Attorney General shall develop a proposal for Federal legislation that would be useful to promote the policy objectives of this order.”

He really was monitoring the situation, here’s a breakdown of deceptive practices the order is looking into:

(i) increased scrutiny of users based on the other users they choose to follow, or their interactions with other users;

(ii) algorithms to suppress content or users based on indications of political alignment or viewpoint;

(iii) differential policies allowing for otherwise impermissible behavior, when committed by accounts associated with the Chinese Communist Party or other anti-democratic associations or governments;

(iv) reliance on third-party entities, including contractors, media
organizations, and individuals, with indicia of bias to review content; and

(v) acts that limit the ability of users with particular viewpoints to earn money on the platform compared with other users similarly situated.