Conservatives to Protest Big Tech Censorship at Twitter HQ on Friday
Conservatives are organizing a protest of big tech censorship outside the Twitter headquarters in San Francisco on Friday.
The activists will be using “imagery reminiscent of Orwell’s dystopian vision of 1984 for what the future of free speech and behavior looks like in America.” The official hashtag for the demonstration is #BigTechBlackout.
CALL TO ACTION SAN FRANCISCO:
This Friday, a large group of Republicans will be taking a stand against social media and big tech censorship by launching a demonstration at Twitter HQ.
Please share & attend!
— Mike Tokes (@MikeTokes) August 15, 2018
“We aim to raise public awareness about the ideological censorship happening at Twitter and other ‘Big Tech’ companies right now,” the organizers said in a statement.
The event is being organized by a popular political activist, who goes by the name Alx online, who himself had his account banned by the platform.
“We are mainly doing this to stand up for those people whose voices have been silenced by Big Tech like Twitter. They can censor us online but not in real life. People should join in because by taking part, they are speaking up for thousands of Conservatives who have been affected,” Alx told the Gateway Pundit. “Like in my case, I have appealed my suspension 3 times and emailed support about 5 times and I have been ignored for 27 days. They can’t ignore protesters in front of their Headquarters!”
The demonstration will take place from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and they are calling for everyone in the area who is concerned about free speech on the internet to come and join them for the peaceful demonstration.
People are also being asked to wear black shirts.
Twitter and other tech companies have been cracking down on conservatives, and more specifically Trump supporters, as they aim to control public discourse. Many big accounts have been shadowbanned, which the company has previously denied.
Last week, the company purged comedian and CRTV host Gavin McInnes and nearly all accounts associated with the pro-West group the Proud Boys. Twitter told Buzzfeed that it was due to their policy of banning “extremist groups” — yet dozens of Antifa accounts remain active.
In a NBC Nightly News segment set to air on Wednesday night, Lester Holt interviewed Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey about the crusade by leftist media and activists to get Alex Jones banned from the platform.
EXCLUSIVE: Twitter CEO @jack Dorsey on Alex Jones’ "timeout":
"Any suspension, whether it be a permanent one or a temporary one, makes someone think about their actions and behaviors."@lesterholtnbc has more tonight on @NBCNightlyNews. pic.twitter.com/QwUYjcYbAD
— NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt (@NBCNightlyNews) August 15, 2018
“Any suspension — whether it be a permanent suspension or a temporary one — makes someone think about their actions, and their behaviors,” Dorsey said about his thought policing.