Quit Complaining About Twitter and Quit Already


political commentator Dave Rubin of “The Rubin Report” has been locked out of Twitter for writing something that is at the very least arguably true—that there are serious questions about the COVID-19 vaccines—is among the most unsurprising news of the day.It’s what Twitter does on a regular basis—censors opinions it doesn’t agree with from sources high (the 45th President of the United States) and low (just about anybody).Rubin’s supposed malfeasance was to write the following, which was deleted: “They want a federal vaccine mandate for vaccines which are clearly not working as promised just weeks ago. People are getting and transmitting Covid despite vax. Plus now they’re prepping us for booster shots. A sane society would take a pause. We do not live in a sane society.”I would agree, but that’s not the point. The point is Twitter’s behavior.Who can forget its banning of the NYPost’s fact-based report on Hunter Biden’s laptop? Twitter chief Jack Dorsey later apologized, but by then it was irrelevant. The electoral damage was done and the world had moved on. How convenient.Meanwhile, legions of Little Dorseys, using who knows what algorithms and key words, form a phalanx of latter-day Blockleiters (block wardens) supervising what can or cannot be said in an often mercurial manner.And yet, with all this, another legion, maybe even a majority, of leading conservative and libertarian politicians and journalists, comply with this regime in the hopes their voices will be heard.This is weirdly similar to life under communism or other totalitarian regimes like Iran where people bent or bend over backwards, contorting or disguising their ideas, in order to get them past the censors to an oppressed audience. (Apropos Iran, Donald Trump is banned on Twitter, while Ayatollah Khamenei is not.)

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