Social Media Bombshell Announcement: Twitter Bans All Political Ads [Video]

Craig Huey Current Events, Government, Congress, and Politics, Social 1 Comment

It’s disturbing…

It’s an infringement of free speech…

And it’s dishonest…

Let me explain.

Twitter Inc. CEO Jack Dorsey tweeted this week that the site will stop allowing political ads beginning November 22nd.

But not really…

Here’s what he tweeted:

“We’ve made the decision to stop all political advertising on Twitter globally. We believe political message reach should be earned, not bought. Why? A few reasons…

“A political message earns reach when people decide to follow an account or retweet. Paying for reach removes that decision, forcing highly optimized and targeted political messages on people. We believe this decision should not be compromised by money.”

There are 2 things that should alarm you about these tweets…

First, Twitter will decide what constitutes a political ad and what does not…

This may seem like a no-brainer, but PragerU – the conservative, educational YouTube video creator – is currently in litigation with YouTube over the banning of what YouTube claims are “political” videos … which are not political at all. They merely express a conservative viewpoint.

Twitter may very well do the same thing – ban conservative speech by labeling it as political advertising.

Second, Jack Dorsey leaves open the broadcasting of political ads based on which political messages earn the highest “reach” through the number of account followers and the number of retweets.

So the political ad ban is really not a ban at all…

It’s just a temporary suspension until Twitter determines which political messages have earned the right to be broadcast.

It’s a very subtle and back-door method of censoring conservative and libertarian viewpoints … which generally have a smaller following on Twitter than do progressive and socialistic viewpoints.

Watch this video regarding the Twitter announcement (3 minutes).

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