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These Biden people have gone beyond the pale, and beyond parody.

Twitter censored Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria’s president. Nigeria responded by banning Twitter. The US government is now shilling Twitter talking points, claiming that stopping censorship is the real censorship.

The State Department issued a statement demanding that Nigeria reverse the ban.

“The United States condemns the ongoing suspension of Twitter by the Nigerian government and subsequent threats to arrest and prosecute Nigerians who use Twitter,” State Department spokesman Ned Price said in the statement, adding that “unduly restricting” Nigerian’s right to “report, gather, and disseminate opinions and information has no place in a democracy.”

It just almost makes your head explode.

Nigeria literally banned Twitter because they were “unduly restricting” the people’s right to “report, gather, and disseminate opinions and information.” They blocked the country’s president from speaking.

Twitter was banned in Nigeria for the sake of protecting freedom of speech.

The Biden Administration’s statement is almost the exact same as Twitter’s own statement. Apparently, these people just think everyone is too stupid to work this through in their heads:

  • Twitter goes into a country and offers a communication service free of charge
  • Twitter claims that they allow free speech
  • The country adopts Twitter for use as a communications platform
  • Twitter then begins censoring speech they don’t like and promoting speech they do like in order to manipulate said country’s politics and social order

Allowing Twitter to come into your country and undermine your entire society by deciding who is allowed to say what is literally the opposite of freedom. This is the opposite of an open society.

Twitter censors profusely, and they do so with an active political agenda.

Twitter was LITERALLY banned in Nigeria because they CENSORED INFORMATION.

Twitter was allowed in Nigeria BEFORE they censored the president.

They also censored the sitting President of the United States, with the stated goal of manipulating the American political environment.

This is all just totally insane. The Biden Administration is arguing in defense of censorship while claiming that preventing censorship is censorship.

There may be some people who are too stupid to understand that you have less freedom of speech when you allow a monopoly corporation to regulate speech, but surely, this is a small number of people.

Obviously, the US government is coming to Twitter’s defense because they themselves want to be able to use the platform to manipulate politics and society in Nigeria. The relationship between the tech companies and the intelligence agencies couldn’t really be any more transparent.

Every country that allows these companies to operate ends up with blue-haired fat women rioting on their streets demanding anal sex.

Furthermore: what about all that “anti-colonialism” talk? Nigerians are blacks, and the US government is demanding that a company run by whites be allowed to control the flow of information in their country.

This demand to allow Twitter is a bold-faced attack on Nigerian sovereignty.

Every other country in the world should ban Twitter – and they shouldn’t be allowed to operate in the United States, either. We have a First Amendment, and there is nothing in our Constitution that says “private companies are allowed to deny your fundamental rights.”

Nigeria, unlike America, is a serious country.

If the Chinese could stop for a minute a realize that countries other than China exist, they would start turning their own social media companies into franchises for countries to use as an alternative to Twitter and Facebook. The fact is that yes, people do like using the internet to communicate – but you don’t have to give all of that control over to the CIA.

If Russia doesn’t ban Twitter soon, they’re going to have a very serious problem. I know a lot of Russian nationalists, who defend Vladimir Putin and the country, who are consistently banned from the platform. This is anti-freedom. It is the opposite of freedom. More importantly, it undermines sovereignty, which should be the first national priority of every country.

(Republished from The Daily Stormer by permission of author or representative)
 
• Category: Foreign Policy • Tags: Censorship, Joe Biden, Nigeria, Twitter 
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  1. Wow,the lying liars got caught lying.Again?
    Those “white” people aren’t racist,they’re “chosen” billionaires.
    They are truly blessed to help create jobs for poor Americans and the world.

    What would we do without them?Is it manifest destiny, or, the end times?
    We could go bomb Nigeria next,but that’s occasionally against the LAW,praise be…

  2. El Dato says:

    What do you expect from from “NED” Price? Nomen est omen.

    Twitter is an important tentacle of political control. You listen in, you megaphone out, you can “trend” a talking point even if constructed, you can push WAP culture on the populace. It’s like playing Doktor Mabuse from home.

    Every country that allows these companies to operate ends up with blue-haired fat women rioting on their streets demanding anal sex.

    LOL.

  3. I’m guessing the majority of people reading (and agreeing) with this are still using Twitter. Just guessing. And Facebook. And Google.

    • Replies: @Blubb
    , @Catdog
    , @Jim Crowey
  4. Apparently, these people just think everyone is too stupid to work this through in their heads:

    They might be right.

    American Whites have been replaced by non-White oxen going on 57 years.

  5. Yeah, well, what do you expect from a country that had to destroy a village to save it? It’s easy to be a supporter of that policy when the village isn’t one of yours.

    • Replies: @animalogic
  6. Blubb says:
    @WorkingClass

    Twitter? No. Most people don’t actually use Twitter. If you look at who tweets, it’s actually a very tiny group of people.

    Facebook? Higher likelihood. But honestly, most of us have probably been banned if we didn’t leave ourselves.

    Google? Now, that’s a bit more complicated because of the phones. It’s either Google or Apple, so… You’re kinda stuck with that one.

    Though if we’re talking about the search engine as such, there’s lots of alternatives out there. Personally, I use Brave/Qwant

  7. Catdog says:
    @WorkingClass

    Personally, I’m negarino on all three. But I agree with your point. It’s very frustrating seeing right-wingers continue to post their twit streams beside their columns, and even make posts based around what some twit twitted.

  8. Rich says:

    Good point on Russia. Forces hostile to that country are using Twitter, and other social media sites, to undermine its government. That the US quickly comes to the defense of a ‘private’ company, shows that Twitter is obviously an arm of the US elites. Trump used it to his advantage in 2016, that won’t be allowed to happen again. Just get rid of it.

  9. BuelahMan says:

    As far as I am concerned, you fools can twit as much as you like. Begging tptb to let you use their platform. Please. Please. More twits.

    Morons.

  10. @The Alarmist

    Agreed.
    But a small quibble, I think you are referring to Hue, (ie destroy to save) which was a regional capital, not a village in Vietnam . But your point is still accurate.

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
  11. anon19 says:

    The United States condemns the ongoing suspension of Twitter by the Government of Nigeria. We call on the government to respect freedom of expression by reversing this suspension.

    It’s just another conclusive sign of the Great Unraveling.

    The “United States” is already reduced to functioning as a parody of its former self. Witness these “official statements” of sheer lunacy that do not hold up to 5th grader analysis.

    This can’t possibly continue for much longer without devastating consequences.

    Reports of plummeting morale and plummeting retention rates in the “woke” military are beginning to emerge.

    The “United States” is now run by True Believers in the “woke” religion of self-suicide. Reason and logic can no more dissuade them than reason and logic can liberate fundamentalist Christians from Jesus.

    Conclusive signs will be the acts of doubling-down and “scapegoating” as the unraveling continues. Blood will ultimately spill.

    So plan your gay wedding on the Titanic now.

  12. @animalogic

    Your quibble is fair in that I mangled the phrase, as have so many others. The town was Ben Tre, and Peter Arnett quoted an Army officer as saying, “It became necessary to destroy the village in order to save it.” Which linguistically pretty much the same thing, but suggests more of a sentiment of “oops” rather than malice, like when a doctor amputates the wrong appendage.

    • Replies: @animalogic
  13. @The Alarmist

    Yes, I apologize, it was indeed Ben Tre.

    • Thanks: The Alarmist
  14. Star of David noted on the emblem of the Department of State. USA is a Zionist entity.

    • Agree: Ultrafart the Brave
    • Replies: @Ultrafart the Brave
  15. Every country that allows these companies to operate ends up with blue-haired fat women rioting on their streets…

    … and hijacking all the stand-up comedy venues…

    … demanding anal sex.

    … and yet they all hate men (?).

    Every other country in the world should ban Twitter…

    Here’s an even better solution – cut right to the chase – ban the United States and the rest of Team America ® from planet Earth.

    Nigeria, unlike America, is a serious country.

    Damn right.

  16. @Commentator Mike

    Star of David noted on the emblem of the Department of State.

    Sort of like the American Coat of Arms.

    And patriotic, red-blooded Americans, whose forbears fought and died to shake off foreign tyranny, are okay with this?

    Who’s your Daddy? No, I mean your real Daddy.

  17. marlee says:

    You still live in Nigeria?

    • Replies: @Johnny Rico
  18. mexianon says:

    TBQH tanzania looking good these days

  19. @marlee

    I think he just visits. Andrew’s mom is the sweetest Nigerian woman I have ever met.

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