TECH TYRANNY: Twitter Bans James Woods For Paraphrasing American Philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ben Garrison cartoon
Twitter is at it again.
Twitter banned conservative actor James Woods over the weekend for paraphrasing American essayist, poet and philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson, for “abusive behavior.”
James Woods tweeted, “If you try to kill the King, you better not miss.” #HangThemAll – similar to a quote from an essay Emerson wrote on Plato: “When you strike at a king, you must kill him.”
Fellow conservative actor Adam Baldwin tweeted a screenshot of the message Twitter sent James Woods.
“You may not engage in the targeted harassment of someone, or incite other people to do so. We consider abusive behavior an attempt to harass, intimidate, or silence someone else’s voice,” Twitter’s messaged stated.
Oh the irony.
— Adam Baldwin (@AdamBaldwin) April 27, 2019
Cartoonist Ben Garrison blasted Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.
— GrrrGraphics Cartoons (@GrrrGraphics) April 27, 2019
Twitter previously banned James Woods shortly before the 2018 midterms over a satirical meme that could impact the election.
Twitter regularly bans conservatives for no reason, yet the social media company has no problem with the tens of thousands of tweets threatening to assassinate President Trump.