Here's How We Are Silenced By Big Tech | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Here's How We Are Silenced By Big Tech

Authored by Charles Hugh Smith via OfTwoMinds blog,

This is how they silence us: your content has been secretly flagged as being "unsafe," i.e. "guilty of anti-Soviet thoughts;" poof, you're gone.

Big Tech claims it isn't silencing skeptics, dissenters and critics of the status quo, but it is silencing us. Here's how it's done. Let's start with Twitter. Twitter claims it doesn't shadow ban (Setting the record straight on shadow banning), which it defines as deliberately making someone's content undiscoverable to everyone except the person who posted it, unbeknownst to the original poster.

When you give up and just send Twitter Support a "report on spam," i.e. that your own site is wrongly being labeled spam, you get (of course) an automated response in which Twitter promises to do nothing and tell you nothing.

If original content that is obviously not violating the Terms of Service/User Agreement can be arbitrarily banned from being retweeted without any evidence or due process, how is this not censorship? This is straight out of Kafka: an unaccountable, all-powerful, completely opaque bureaucracy arbitrarily bans your Twitter followers from retweeting a link to your original, copyrighted content.How is that not flat-out censorship (by a privately owned and operated entity with extra-legal powers)?

This is exactly like the Soviet Union, where citizens were routinely tossed in the gulag for having "anti-Soviet thoughts." Twitter, Facebook and Google routinely hold the equivalent of extra-legal administrative "trials" in which those accused of violating open-to-interpretation ("anti-Soviet thoughts") Terms of Service are not presented with evidence of their "crimes" nor are they given a chance in a transparent, fairly administered process to contest their "guilty" verdict.

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