The butthurt already produced some interesting creative diarrhea…
Roskomnadzor should not stop there, and should ban Facebook, Google and YouTube in Russia. Block it, and make it accessible only through VPN. Social media websites of a hostile country should not do business in Russia. Russia has alternatives to these apps that need to be developed further.
Roskomnadzor, the Russian agency that monitors and sanctions media has decided to slow down Twitter…
RIA Novosti reports that such a decision was taken because the website refuses to block illegal content. The moderators of Twitter have allegedly failed to remove 3,168 publications containing calls for suicide, child pornography and about the use of drugs.
That is, Roskomnadzor does not care that people with a pro-Russian opinion (see here and here) are massively being blocked by US social media sites, and they come up with a lame justification for why an American tech giant should have their work made more difficult in Russia.
I personally believe that American websites such as Twitter, Facebook, Google and YouTube ought to be blocked in Russia (a market of 150 million people) as an answer to US and Western sanctions. These billion dollar businesses would be easier to ban than food imports. It is not like Facebook is something you necessarily need for living.
The reason I stopped using Twitter and Facebook is because of wanton censorship. A variety of blockages, shadow bans, termination of accounts is being deployed against a vast variety of people for an incredible range of transgressions. Sometimes you don’t even know what caused the ban you received. There is illegal content that should absolutely be removed from websites but most people are not sanctioned for any of that. And really, the correct answer, the minute you receive a ban is to stop using that site. There is Telegram, and everyone is posting there…
Now sometimes, the social media engage in a strange obstruction of content. Eduard Dolinsky is the head of the Ukrainian Jewish Committee and regularly posts information regarding the rampant rehabilitation of Nazi collaborators in Ukraine. This is what his Twitter page looks like when you load it…
So, apparently, brining attention to monuments to Nazis is including sensitive content. Look at the way the profile is hidden from view, as if it was deleted. This is a form of censorship as there isn’t a valid reason to hide his profile and its contents.
And his posts are equally hidden…
There is an option to change settings but I will not register to Twitter again.
So guys, I allowed myself little trolling at Carl Bildt’s Twitter today, and almost immediately Twitter suspended my account without even explaining the reasons. In the free West, you simply do not troll certain politicians, even if they happen to be lying snakes. The account is now inactive but not deactivated because it seems the suspension prevents me from taking that action. But logging out and deleting the App is the best I did…
So, Gab is the only platform I am left with and I could not even remember what their website is named now. That’s how obscure it is. So I put “GAB” into DuckDuckGo and low and behold, this story pops up.
And yeah, I am already hearing that private companies can hire and fire whoever they want and for whatever reason. But in the West, try not baking that wedding cake for a same sex couple, try not allowing black people to enter your establishment. This is the statement from the agent about their termination:
“The Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency was distressed to discover this morning, January 25th, that one of our agents has been using the social media platforms Gab and Parler. We do not condone this activity, and we apologize to anyone who has been affected or offended by this,”
People now are offended by people that have accounts on Gab. Is there any defense against that?
In recent months numerous Russian entities have been blocked on American social media for no other reason than being Russian…
The Sputnik V account on Twitter has been blocked according to RIA Novosti.
I wonder, how long are the Russian authorities going to take this before they block American social media sites in the Russian Federation. These websites block Russian entries, clearly serve a hostile foreign power and at the same time operate in a market of 150 million people. There ways Russia can hit back at America economically, and this clearly is one of them.
A Czech journalist of Russian origin, Alexandr Mitrofanov, who holds all the proper views. Is against conservative Poland and Hungary, against Putin, and pro-EU accused Poland and Hungary of acting in the interests of the Kremlin.
“According to the [Czech President], Zeman, the Visegrad Group should be united in its support for Poland and Hungary in their conflict with the EU. If the Warsaw Pact cannot, the V4 must do but against the West and to the benefit of the Kremlin.”
So naturally I asked how does it actually benefit the Kremlin, and received a reply from the speaker of the president, Jiří Ovčáček.
“How does it benefit the Kremlin?”
“This is the beauty of it. Poland explicitly supports the Belarusian opposition, defends the Baltic states and is at loggerheads with the Kremlin. Where is the logic in this? If there is anyone that cooperates with the Kremlin, it is the old EU member countries.”
asking them about social media. It is a little brand awareness game where I ask my normie friends whether they know of any competitor to YouTube or Facebook.
It would seem to me that these two have a virtual monopoly on online video sharing and interpersonal communication.
Few of my normie friends have ever heard of platforms such as GAB or Bitchute, or the fact they were deplatformed by Big Tech companies, among them Google.
The latter, as the parent company of YouTube, denied a service to a potential competitor. This may be legal but monopolies certainly aren’t encouraged in other fields. Mind you, bakers can be tried in court for refusing to bake a cake for a gay couple.
A related poll I ran on Twitter, I got 16 respondents:
I deactivated my Facebook profile last month, my reasons were that I received a 30 day ban for an eight month old post that nobody was seeing. I took it as a clear sign of persecution of my online persona, and refused to use this website.
A number of people I know have deleted their profiles for psychological reasons. Social media is not for everyone. But more recently I came upon another group of people quitting Facebook. American liberals are not happy because the website is not persecuting the right-wingers enough. Their granddaddy, George Soros recently complained Facebook is in cahoots with the Trump campaign. Soros also added that the CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg ought to leave the board of the company.
I am amazed, Facebook censored the right-wingers so much, only to be stabbed in the back by the liberals. The following screenshots come from this thread: