Censorship on Twitter has escalated to new levels this year. Since the 2020 presidential election, just about every single tweet put out by President Trump is flagged by the social media site.
Americans are tiring of censorship, hence the surging popularity of Parler. Parler is a free speech site that creates an alternative for Americans who want to engage in online speech without censorship, shadowbans, or the like. Over the course of November 2020 alone, Parler has grown significantly and attracted millions of new users.
Despite the growing discontent with censorship, it doesn’t look like Twitter will change its ways anytime soon. As a matter of fact, the social media site is presently under fire for censoring information regarding the litigation of the 2020 presidential race, according to Breitbart News.
The Censorship of 2020 Presidential Election Lawsuits
As time passes, Twitter’s censorship appears to be surging, rather than declining. If repeatedly flagging the president’s tweets wasn’t awful enough, Twitter is now blocking links to an election fraud lawsuit filed by independent attorney Sidney Powell.
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) November 26, 2020
Powell, who has vowed to reveal “biblical” proof of election fraud also recently submitted lawsuits in Georgia and Michigan. These lawsuits additionally come along with sworn affidavits that attest to extensive election fraud. Now, a link to the lawsuit is available online; however, Twitter is actually blocking its users from posting the link.
When Twitter users attempt to share the link to Powell’s lawsuits, they get a warning of “unsafe” and “potentially harmful” content.
Fighting Back Against Online Censorship
At this point, it’s very clear that big tech companies won’t cease censorship on their own volition. For this reason, Americans are looking at other means of fighting back against online censorship.
One of these means involves repealing Section 230 and the subsequent protections that big tech companies enjoy under it; as a matter of fact, the repealing of Section 230 is actually something that President Trump himself supports and has called for.
For purposes of National Security, Section 230 must be immediately terminated!!!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 27, 2020
Supporting alternative and censorship-free social media sites like Parler, Gab, Rumble, etc., are also additional ways to push back against online censorship. Parler is making significant waves, waves that are severe enough to threaten the people running sites like Facebook and Twitter.
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