This is a tale of two young, outspoken women in media.
One is a liberal tech writer. The other is an enterprising conservative new media reporter. One has achieved meteoric success and now works at a top American newspaper. The other has been de-platformed and marginalized. Their wildly different fates tell you everything you need to know about Silicon Valley’s free speech double standards.
Some smug elites will downplay Twitter’s disparate treatment of these users by arguing that private tech corporations can do whatever they want and that no First Amendment issues have been raised. But this battle is about much more than free-speech rights. It’s about whether the high-and-mighty progressives who monopolize global social-media platforms truly believe in nurturing a free-speech culture
By punishing politically incorrect speech and making punitive examples of free thinkers, tech titans are enforcing their own authoritarian version of Silicon Valley sharia — a set of both written and unwritten codes constricting expressions of acceptable thought in the name of “safety” and “civility.”
Laura Loomer was suspended permanently from Twitter over the Thanksgiving holiday for this tweet — and I quote in full:
Isn’t it ironic how the twitter moment used to celebrate “women, LGBTQ, and minorities” is a picture of Ilhan Omar? Ilhan is pro Sharia[.] Ilhan is pro-FGM[.] Under Sharia, homosexuals are oppressed & killed. Women are abused & forced to wear the hijab. Ilhan is anti Jewish.
Ilhan Omar is the newly elected Democratic Muslim congresswoman from Minnesota who is indeed pro Sharia. Omar equivocated on a state bill to increase penalties against female genital mutilation. It is a fact that gay people are oppressed and killed under Sharia. It an undeniable truth that women are abused and forced to wear the hijab. Omar has accused Israel of hypnotizing the world, attacked its “evil doings,” and has said she supports the boycott, divestment, and sanctions movement against the Jewish state.
Twitter booted Loomer, who is Jewish, off its site for expressing her well-supported opinions, which the social-media giant called “hateful conduct.” She has been labeled a “far-right activist” for her mainstream views. As she noted in a new statement posted to her website Tuesday:
I am just one example of someone who has been banned for discussing issues on social media that big tech companies have deemed as untouchable. All across the world, people are being silenced, censored, and even jailed for having online discussions about Islam, immigration, jihad, and Sharia. I was banned for posting facts about Islam. In other words, non-Muslims are being subjected to Islamic blasphemy laws on social media, progressively.
If Loomer were a left-wing “Islamophobia”-invoking feminist who practiced undercover or gonzo journalism to go after Republicans, she’d be hailed as an innovative disruptor instead of dismissed by establishment elites on both sides of the political aisle.
Now contrast the fate of 30-year-old Sarah Jeong, who was named an editorial writer at the New York Times in August 2018. Her left-wing colleagues and admirers applauded her “verve and erudition.” And they made much of her diversity status as a “young Asian woman.” This person-of-color shield gave Jeong immunity to post several years’ worth of hateful tweets attacking white people.
“White men are bullsh**”;
“oh man it’s kind of sick how much joy I get out of being cruel to old white men” and “f*** white women lol.”
She has tweeted “f*** the police” and “cops are a**holes,” derided fraternity members and athletes wrongfully accused of rape and fumed about “dumba** f***ing white people marking up the internet with their opinions like dogs pissing on fire hydrants.”
The Social networks are all founded by folk who want to be loved by the Bush Obama crowd. they have no morals and lie! but hate conservatives despite saying they are compassionate conservative! As GWB’s deeds (not words) show clearly – conservatives are bad, progressives are good! So the nets attack conservatives, while saying they are not! But America hating liberals are good.
It is a goal to silence every non liberal person before 2020 election, no reason required.
Cheer for the destruction of America you are golden.
Nothing threatens the liberal agenda like the truth. This is why the liberal media routinely suppresses conservative voices, all while accusing Republicans of being anti-1st Amendment.