Twitter is misusing that protection in order to censor conservative speech. There is no question about this. There is no gray area. They put a warning on a Trump tweet expressing concern about the possibility of fraud in mass mail-in votes. The warning referred readers to leftwing sites like CNN and The Washington Post whose views on this matter differ from the president?s. Do they fact check tweets from CNN to tell readers that the president disagrees? Of course not.
The other day, Trump tweeted some thunder at the thugs looting and burning Minneapolis. Twitter put a warning on the tweet, saying it ?glorified violence? because it contained the phrase ?when the looting starts, the shooting starts.? Left wing tweets ? like one from leftist filmmaker Michael Moore encouraging rioters to ?demolish? a local police station ? which the rioters did ? carried no warning.
A visceral hatred of Donald Trump in some quarters of conservativism has blinded conservatives to the fact that he is the one and only major conservative figure who understands the battle we?re in. It?s not against Democrats. It?s not against socialists. It?s against a communications industry ? news, entertainment, and now social media ? in which censoring the Right has become the norm. Trump is absolutely right. Twitter is censoring conservatives. By any means necessary, it has to be stopped.