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Banning The Truth.

President Trump’s National Press Secretary Hogan Gidley received in the mail an absentee ballot from the District of Columbia.

The ballot was for a person by the name of “Daniel” who had not lived at the address for 8 years.

Being a Press Secretary, or anyone else these days, Gidley tweeted a picture of the ballot and a comment that the “mainstream media is correct…unsolicited vote-by-mail is totally safe.”

One would think that would be news. One would think that Twitter would want a truthful tweet to be out there.

One would be wrong.

Twitter banned Gidley for 30 days, not allowing the Press Secretary for the President of the United States campaign to tweet anything.

Gidley was temporarily suspended by Twitter for violating the social media platform’s rules — specifically those about “violating our rules against posting misleading information about voting.”

“You may not post content providing false information about voting or registering to vote,” it said.

“I, like many other Americans, received a ballot in the mail that was not meant for me, and that proves what the president has been saying is one hundred percent correct — that there are serious issues with the Democrats’ plan for universal, unsolicited mail in voting,” Gidley told Fox News.

“Irrationally, inexplicably suspending my Twitter account simply for tweeting about the incorrect ballot is completely insane, and it won’t cover up the fact that Democrats changing the way we vote just weeks before an election is dangerous and fraught with the potential for massive fraud,” he said.

The problem is, of course, that the information wasn’t false. It was true. A person received a ballot that was not meant for him which opened up the idea of voter fraud.

Gidley appealed the suspension and was denied:

The Trump campaign told Fox that Gidley appealed the decision, but that appeal was rejected. Gidley then deleted the tweet in question, and has since had his access restored.

A Twitter spokesperson confirmed to Fox News that the account was temporarily locked for violating its policies on election misinformation — specifically its policy on “civic integrity.”

That policy says users “may not use Twitter’s services for the purpose of manipulating or interfering in elections or other civic processes.”

“This includes posting or sharing content that may suppress participation or mislead people about when, where, or how to participate in a civic process,” it says.

This is Orwellian.

Certainly Gidley did not post anything that was false or would interfere with an election either.

Twitter simply did not like the content – the truth – of Gidley’s tweet. It had do ban him to protect the lies rather than expose the truth.

This is nuts.

Twitter is a company that makes its money off of the work product of others. Twitter doesn’t produce content. It relies on others to produce content.

While we fully acknowledge that Twitter can do what it wants on their platform, at the same time it has to be said that a platform that is against the truth is not what people need in this day and age.

We don’t need big tech suppressing the truth while encouraging lies.




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