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Will Twitter be Deplatformed by Apple and Google?
Globalist War Against Your Freedom of Speech is Heating Up
Summary: the plot thickens, with activists threatening Twitter with being removed from Google and Apple’s app stores. Will it happen? Read on!
Free Speech is Not Impossible
Is actual free speech possible? Sure! For an example of a free speech zone, look no further than the comment section of this Substack. The only messages I removed so far are spams1. While I do reserve the right to delete any messages I want in the future, so far, it has not been necessary.
In the history of my Substack, there were some replies that I did not like, some very wrong and unscientific opinions, and some messages expressing intolerance for certain groups, even relating to one group to which I belong. People dealt with those as adults, mostly ignoring bad stuff, and in my opinion, we have a great community of open-minded and friendly posters. We disagree intensely but politely. We have a vibrant and thriving community of thinkers, for which I am immensely thankful.
The entire vaccine-skeptic community is very open to dissent. It is the norm for us to have differences in opinion. This makes us stronger, as the best ideas win out, and the worst ones are criticized. The best example of antivaxxers productively disagreeing with other antivaxxers is this insightful article by Josh Guetskow:
I disagreed with the emphasis Josh made in one of his paragraphs. In a comment on his blog, I pointed out my opinion (saying that depopulation is not a conspiracy theory but exists objectively and can be seen in official birth and death statistics). Josh and I discussed that very nicely. We respect each other and do not need to pretend we always agree on everything. We are free thinkers and are used to being independent-minded. We become stronger from vigorous discussions.
Free Speech Leads to Skepticism. That’s Inconvenient to Crooks
The Covid vaccine peddlers and “disinformation fighters” must act entirely differently. They must pretend that “all experts agree” with whatever they want to promote because their ideas, unlike ours, cannot withstand open scrutiny.
The illusion of consensus is required to push uninformed people in the desired direction. After all, if “experts disagree,” then the logical conclusion is to “do your own research,” and that’s how people become skeptics! To maintain the illusion of consensus, censorship is required. Even worse, people are hired as “trusted third parties” to keep the pretense of unanimity and engender acceptance of false ideas.
To those censors, free thought and speech represent an “information disorder,” as Tessa Lena explained.
To maintain control of discussions, a well-developed cadre of activist boards and unelected committees blackmail large companies and social networks. For example, they can threaten Twitter by making controlled corporate clients withhold advertising spending. An example of these committees, multiplying and metastasizing like cancer, is “Accountable Tech,” led by veterans of Hillary Clinton’s Presidential campaign.
Broken Deal and Deplatforming
At around the time of purchase, Elon seemed to have a deal with advertisers and promised that Twitter would not become a “free-for-all hellscape”:
The “Accountable Tech” blackmailers broke this deal around the time of my report about them. They forced advertisers like General Mills to suspend ad spending on Twitter despite the previous agreement. Pfizer, which we know has sinister interest in “disinformation,” also stopped advertising on Twitter. They hoped to scare Twitter into compliance.
Elon did not like that broken deal and moved to amnesty, all suspended Twitter accounts.
That blew things up.
Now, influential Democratic operatives like Taylor Lorenz and Alejandra Caraballo are calling on Google and Apple to remove Twitter from app stores.
Alexandra Caraballo is a Harvard University instructor and a very influential activist.
Alejandra is not a loner but represents powerful interests supported by “Accountable Tech” and others. These interests go far beyond advocating for certain minorities and encompass a wide-ranging agenda that includes mandatory Covid vaccinations, climate change, and much more.
Google, Facebook, and Apple are deeply invested in the censorship regime they created. Google and Facebook would be happy to try eliminating a smaller competitor Twitter by “deplatforming” it. Thus, Alejandra and Taylor’s suggestions to remove Twitter from App Stores will not fall on deaf ears.
Will Attempts to Deplatform Twitter succeed?
Twitter, unlike Telegram, is not an “application.” It is a website. My phone does not have the Twitter app. I deleted it since I was suspended for “Covid misinformation,” thanks to censors like Taylor Lorenz and Alejandra Caraballo. My dog, who does have a Twitter account, uses a desktop browser to access Twitter. So do millions of other people who use Twitter on personal computers. Those people would be unaffected by deplatforming.
Google cannot prevent people from downloading a Twitter app on the side. Like Telegram, Twitter can offer itself to the public as an Android (Google OS) side download without being on the Google app store.
Facebook hates Twitter but cannot deplatform it in any way.
Therefore, the only audience Twitter might lose from deplatforming is Apple device owners — who cannot download unapproved apps — and only those who do not use personal computers. That would hurt Twitter, but it would also hurt Apple and will NOT break Twitter’s business model.
Elon is even threatening to make his own mobile phone:
We live in exciting times! As a free-speech type, I find the latest developments highly engaging. I hope that I am not tiring you with the stories about agenda control and mass influence operations — these things deeply affect me, and I feel a need to share my thoughts about them.
Is that enough to threaten Elon Musk? Will Musk care enough about freedom of speech to resist Apple closing Twitter’s app? What do you think?
To be exact, I once removed several messages when reviewing complaints because I thought that I was eliminating complaints and not messages.