Twitter is as busy as ever policing who has a public platform, and what can or cannot be said there. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R. Georgia) was permanently banned from the U.S House of Representatives on Sunday. Greene’s fatal error was in violation of COVID-19 “misinformation” policies. Greene went to Gettr to criticize Twitter’s inconsistent and selective application. Leftists, however, get a pass.
The New York Times explained that Twitter suspended Ms. Greene after she falsely tweeted Saturday about “extremely high Covid vaccine deaths.” This misleading chart was pulled from a government database called the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System. It is a decades-old system that relies solely on self-reported cases by patients and their health care providers.
Although the Times did not explain why Greene’s chart is “misleading,” it did state that the VAERS database, which is maintained by the Food and Drug Administration and C.D.C. has been cited in numerous coronavirus falsehoods to support the notion that side effects of the Covid-19 vaccines were underreported. F.D.A spokeswoman. A spokeswoman for the F.D.A. declined to comment but pointed out an overview of VAERS data on the F.D.A.’s website that stated VAERS reports “generally cannot be used in order to determine whether a vaccine contributed to an adverse effect or illness.”
It’s all right. However, there are many cases where people have died or become ill after getting the vaccine. The social media giants’ insistence on suppressing such reports instead of refuting them on the basis of evidence only increases suspicion about the vaccines. Twitter and its trusted authorities should have stopped Greene from being banned. They could have explained why Greene was wrong and provided data to back up their claims.
Fascists don’t operate in this way. They are inconsistent in how they apply their rules. These rules are not rules. Greene stated on Gettr, that Twitter allowed many Leftists to violate their terms. “Maxine Waters can take to the streets to threaten violence on Twitter. Kamala can bail out rioters from Twitter. Chief spokesman of terrorist IRGC can tweet about Soleimani. But I get suspended because I tweeted VAERS statistics. Twitter is an enemy to America. It can’t handle the truth. It’s okay, I’ll show America that we don’t need them. It’s time for us to defeat our enemies.
Greene is correct. Rep. In 2018, Rep. Future Vice President Kamala Harris created a fundraising tool for the defense against violent Leftist rioters in June 2020: “If possible, contribute now to the @MNFreedomFund.” Rep. Ilhanomar (D-Mogadishu), did the same . Both were not banned. The Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps of Iran (IRGC) vowed “hard vengeance” for Soleimani’s death, but was not banned. Greene could have also mentioned that Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei is still active on Twitter, despite threats of violence against Donald Trump.
This (and many more) proves that Twitter is in fact “an enemy of America,” as Greene stated. The freedom of speech’s whole purpose is to ensure that bad speech can be corrected, not suppressed. This could lead to tyranny, and people may end up in positions that are not true. The Leftists’ resolute respect for science is in direct contradiction to their authoritarian tendencies. True science does not advance in an atmosphere that threatens and censors, but rather one that encourages open inquiry.
It was obvious when Twitter banned Trump. Now, with the banning Greene, it’s even more clear: Twitter has taken to itself the responsibility and right to regulate American public discourse and serve as its gatekeeper. It is time to end Twitter’s legal protection and treat it as a publisher, rather than a neutral platform. If Twitter continues to assert its power over the public square, it will result in the demise of the United States as an independent society.