Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Being critical of refugees can get you arrested, and getting "Shadowbanned" on Twitter if you're not a Liberal
Police in Scotland said that a man had been held under the Communications Act, which bans “grossly offensive” and “menacing” posts on online platforms.
The Facebook posts in question, which were not released to the media, allegedly concerned comments about Syrian refugees from Rothersay, on the Scottish Island of Bute, where several refugee families have settled as part of the UK government’s settlement program.
A spokesman from the the Dunoon police station in Argyll said, “I hope that the arrest of this individual sends a clear message that Police Scotland will not tolerate any form of activity which could incite hatred and provoke offensive comments on social media.
Nazis did not become popular by promising to start world War 2, and lose. He promised jobs and the restoration of pride. The Communists didn't promise mass starvation, the Gulag and show trials. They promised food, land and the end of war. Totalitarians always put a veneer of "goodness" over their demand for power. This is the way the world works. And to have this done in Europe is an ominous sign.
And in this country, Twitter is doing its best to swing the election for Democrats in 2016 with the tactic of "shadowbanning."
Rumours that Twitter has begun ‘shadowbanning’ politically inconvenient users have been confirmed by a source inside the company, who spoke exclusively to Breitbart Tech. His claim was corroborated by a senior editor at a major publisher.
According to the source, Twitter maintains a ‘whitelist’ of favoured Twitter accounts and a ‘blacklist’ of unfavoured accounts. Accounts on the whitelist are prioritised in search results, even if they’re not the most popular among users. Meanwhile, accounts on the blacklist have their posts hidden from both search results and other users’ timelines.
For weeks, users have been reporting that tweets from populist conservatives, members of the alternative right, cultural libertarians, and other anti-PC dissidents have disappeared from their timelines.