Yesterday President Trump signed a social media executive order that specifically mentioned Twitter. Twitter doesn’t seem too concerned or scared though and nor should they be as many legal experts have weighed in and stated that this EO doesn’t hold much weight. The executive order goes after CDA Section 230. This is bad. It’s something we wrote our concerns about here.
This morning Twitter once again editorialized one of the President’s tweets, but this time they took it a step further. They covered up his entire tweet with their editorial comment and made it so the President’s tweet could not be commented on or liked by anyone on the site.
The solution is for the President to join and openly support alternative technology platforms like Gab and others.
If he leads the world off of Silicon Valley platforms: tens of millions of people will follow.
If not, Twitter and Silicon Valley will continue to crush any and all dissent.
Including from the President of the United States of America.
In November of 2018 Gab faced what would become a months-long smear campaign and one of the most coordinated no-platforming efforts in internet history. This followed after a mass shooter, who will not be named, allegedly took the lives of eleven innocent people and also happened to have an account on Gab as well as other social networks.
As you may or may not have heard, Gab is crushing it. Even VICE of all outlets admitted this earlier this week. Over the past six months we’ve been working diligently to make Gab more unstoppable, more decentralized, and most of all: more “user-friendly.”
Three years ago I was sitting in a coffee shop in San Francisco when I launched a new project called “Gab” into private beta testing. Months prior I had witnessed the rise in censorship happening across every social platform. It wasn’t just hearsay or a rumor, I was experiencing it first hand myself.