Tag: GAB

Twitter Locks Out Conservative & Libertarian Accounts Over Fake Russian Hysteria

By Spencer Kellogg | @TheNewTreasury

The oft warned future of high tech censorship is upon us. For the libertines and robber barons of Silicon Valley, any voice outside the strangled opinion of their leftist cult is deemed unworthy, unsavory and at this moment made unseen by level of a ban. On Twitter last night, the hashtag #TwitterLockOut could be seen cropping up across conservative accounts as follow counts dwindled and users were forced to take extra steps to verify they weren’t, in fact, “Russian Bots.”

Journalist James O Keefe took out his scorn on the social platform by linking video to undercover work that has repeatedly shown the social media platform for what they really are: a hateful, bigoted, anti-white, anti-christian, anti-American stomping ground for ultra progressivism. In one of his many works on the subject, Twitter employees and executives can be seen laughing at their 1984esque silencing of voices they deem unsavory. In the case of the Twitter lockout, those voices could simply be users that support our president, our flag, and our Christian God.

The move by Twitter to attack counter culture voices that stand against their insipid dogma is part of a general course taken by a group of ultra-liberal social platforms with the aim of curbing free speech they don’t agree with. While these same people deride our president every day for being a fascist (literally Hitler) they are, in fact, the ones eager to quiet free speech that doesn’t suit their postmodern elitism.

In recent months, Facebook has banned accounts and required excessive steps to “prove” conservative users aren’t Russian Bots aimed at “destroying our country”. They have also suspended accounts like Republican Senate Candidate Austin Petersen for raffling off a donated (and 100% legal) AR-15 to his supporters. This is the brave new world of anti-thought brought to you by the Stanford elite.

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Gab, the free speech social oasis, was quick to capitalize on another obvious attempt at forcefully removing ideas that don’t sit well with the leftist power cabal. Often mislabeled and derided as Alt-Right, Gab is actually just a true free speech platform where users are allowed their opinions and free to love guns, god and the constitution without fear of reprimand from snot-nosed progressives schooled in the model of Saul Alinsky. As social networks continue their assault on our 1st amendment, Gab’s user base grows exponentially.

This latest attempt at censorship outlines the ideological battle that is raging across our country. The left has made your common, decent, middle of the road right winger into an insatiable fascist hell-bent on colluding with Russia to destroy our democracy. It is a lie and it isn’t right. Imagine, if you will, Twitter purging Chelsea Handler, Jack Tapper, Chris Rock and other leftist rags from Twitter because they didn’t like their opinions. It’s hard to imagine because Twitter, Facebook, and Google are all in ideological cahoots with the far left. While they spend their days attacking Bible reading, flag-waving Americans, it is, in fact the left in this country that has steamrolled so out of control that they can no longer sensibly be trusted with free speech.

This charade is not about truth. If these social networks cared about truth, there wouldn’t be videos of six-figure tech executives wearing fur coats and laughing at the honest thoughts and fears of middle America. Twitter isn’t doing this because they actually believe Russia interfered in our election or have a strong presence on their network. Twitter and Facebook are doing this because they want complete control over the political landscape and they know they can strangle opposition with a simple layer of verification that is inherently discriminative in nature. With a simple flip of a button, they can quiet discussion and label “dissidents” as Russian Bots and fear no retroactive punishment from any governing body, or better yet, our own countrymen on the left who actually stand for free speech. Instead, their efforts are labeled virtuous by a callous media and a liberal machine hell-bent on silencing all thoughts counter to their Panera bread thinking.

While Twitter has a real issue on its hands in the form of thousands of cryptocurrency scam bots that attempt to steal sensitive information and money from users, their focus is on shutting down users that have an American flag as their cover photo. Let that sink in. They have no interest in protecting the time and money of users but they will use every forceful technique possible to label a suburban Texas mother as a threat to our freedoms. All of this makes you wonder, what are they so scared of?

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GAB Goes Crypto: Free Speech Social Network Set To Launch ICO

By Spencer Kellogg | UNITED STATES

With the increased scrutiny that has been aimed at conservative and libertarian voices across all social networks, Twitter and Facebook alternative GAB has represented a safe haven for free speech advocates. The telecommunication and social networking site is often decried by major publications as “alt-right” but their mission, from the start, has been to offer an internet zone where people are judged on the merits of their ideas instead of the implicit bias of buzzwords often used to eliminate and denounce opinions that sit beyond the pale of polite, politically correct conversation. In its relative infancy, the site has become ground zero for right-wing voices that are blacklisted, whitelisted, and pitchforked into obscurity by an anti-open speech mob mentality present within all major social network outlets.

GAB’s mission from the start has been to create a peer to peer, ad-free, censorship proof social network. On their website – https://www.startengine.com/gab-select – interested users and investors can reserve participation in The Exodus Protocol which seeks to implement GAB’s open network ideas through the blockchain. “Our vision is to evolve beyond one application by empowering developers from around the world to build on top of an open peer-to-peer social media protocol. We are calling this the Exodus Protocol and will be building on top of existing open sourced peer-to-peer technology to create a new peer-to-peer social media protocol of our own.”

According to an SEC filing obtained on Thursday, GAB has decided to throw their hat into the crypto ring. Sold at a value of $5 per coin, the $10 million dollar SEC regulated ICO is set to launch in August and will represent a little more than 16% of the company’s equity (SEC Application). With a hard cap of only $10 million dollars, GAB is standing strong against the ICO gold rush that has burned many investors. They are valuing their company at a fair rate and are taking the proper steps to ensure that their investors are protected and treated fairly. GAB has long stood in opposition to the wild west mentality of ICO’s that has seen some investors become millionaires overnight while others have lost substantial value after buying into unregulated and massively overbought and overhyped projects in their infancy. Oddly enough, the free speech platform has been one of the only advocates for performing a sanitary ICO that is completely above board and regulated within the current standards of SEC compliance.

In October, GAB posted an outline of their reasons behind performing an above-board ICO (The World’s First Reg A+ ICO): “In light of these dumpster fires of risk and problems, Gab has been exploring the road less traveled with ICO’s: regulation and SEC compliance. Gab seeks to build for the long-term future, not pump and dump on a get-rich-quick scheme or provide some sort of liquidity for Venture Capitalists and their LP’s. Our goal is to empower people and defend free speech and expression on the internet at all costs.”

In April of 2017, GAB was denied inclusion on the Google Play Store, a move that they saw as a violation of federal anti-trust laws and indicative of what we have come to see as the common practice of anti-speech throughout all major social networking platforms.   With the increasing centralization of internet applications and forums, the decision to outlaw GAB on the Google Play Store poses serious ramifications to the free speech startup as many everyday internet users are kept from accessing the site. From Gab’s website:  “While Gab’s fight against BigTech’s control on speech may not immediately topple the giants, it is a critical first step in showing that these companies cannot arbitrarily use their market power to stamp out pro-free speech competitors. As mainstream social networks continue to censor certain views and crack down on what they choose to be ‘objectionable content,’ consumers’ hunger for alternative platforms will only continue to rise.  In addition, the trend of ‘cutting the cord’ will also continue as the popularity of streaming content over the internet increases. ”

 

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On Thursday morning, Coindesk got wind of the news and published an incendiary title of “Alt-Right ICO?” This led to an avalanche of debate on Twitter and other social media outlets with GAB pointing out that their CTO is a Turkish Muslim and that the characterization by the leading cryptocurrency website was harsh, unfair and bred with all of the contempt and mistruths we see daily in the left orientated media. Oddly enough, cryptocurrency is a theoretically right-wing economic venture yet much of the media that covers the space is happy to retain the same left-wing social goggles that consistently seek to destroy the relevance of any outsider free speech. GAB posted screenshots of their discussion with Coindesk as the writer of the essay defended their clickbait title by suggesting GAB does include “alt-right” voices in their forum.

Here we can see the implicit bias of the academic elite who scorn and misrepresent any voices outside their ivory tower mentality. By this very standard, we could easily call Twitter a ‘communist playground’, or Facebook a leading ‘socialist forum’ given the content posted by users of the site. Furthermore, how can we see the actual true user base of a free speech platform when the platform itself is attacked incessantly and literally hidden by Google from the majority of internet users?

In the SEC filing, GAB outlined their core principles: “We empower creators, support free speech and defend the free flow of information online. We stand for bringing folks together of all races, religions, and creeds who share in the common ideals of Western values, individual liberty and the free exchange and flow of information. Our mission is to provide people with the tools they need to create and shape their own experience.”

Doesn’t sound very “alt-right” to me…


Image from The Verge.