Is Nigeria’s Twitter Ban a National Sovereignty or Anti-Democratic Move?

Is Nigeria’s Twitter Ban a National Sovereignty or Anti-Democratic Move?

Observers are divided over whether Nigeria’s decision to ban Twitter in response to the platform deleting a controversial tweet by President Buhari directed against southeastern separatists is a principled move in support of national sovereignty or an anti-democratic one aimed at stifling growing dissent. Africa’s most populous nation of Nigeria recently banned Twitter in response…

Abject Lunacy: Biden Administration Claims Nigeria Is Doing Censorship Because They Banned Twitter Over Censorship

Abject Lunacy: Biden Administration Claims Nigeria Is Doing Censorship Because They Banned Twitter Over Censorship

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…

Twitter is Using Its Power to Spoon-Feed the World Establishment Narratives

Twitter is Using Its Power to Spoon-Feed the World Establishment Narratives

It’s one thing to have policies against violence, abuse, and harassment. But in “protecting” users, Twitter is hell-bent on censoring voices that rock the boat, even when all they have tweeted is a peer-reviewed scientific paper. Last week, Simon Goddek, who has a PhD in biotechnology and researches system dynamics, tweeted a link to a…

Examining the Ethics & Implications of Twitter’s Censorship Policy in India

Examining the Ethics & Implications of Twitter’s Censorship Policy in India

Twitter caused a stir by complying with the Indian government’s request to temporarily “withhold” access to dozens of accounts for users within the country in response to claims that they were “inciting violence” during the ongoing farmers’ protests, which prompts some very important ethical questions that have a few disturbing implications for the freedoms of…

Big Tech behaves As If They’re the New Rulers of the World, and They Need to be Stopped

Big Tech behaves As If They’re the New Rulers of the World, and They Need to be Stopped

Facebook & Twitter etc. think they can decide which politicians win and which lose. Florida governor Ron DeSantis’ new plan to fine these companies if they censor candidates is good, but the policies need to go further. The growing trend of Big Tech tyranny by companies like Facebook and Twitter has made one thing clear:…

Twitter’s ‘Birdwatch’ Feature Embraces Its Self-Appointed Thought Police, Giving Citizen Censors Stamp of Approval

Twitter’s ‘Birdwatch’ Feature Embraces Its Self-Appointed Thought Police, Giving Citizen Censors Stamp of Approval

Ever wanted to be a fact-checker, but the kind who questions only people you disagree with? Twitter’s recruiting ‘Birdwatchers, or citizen fact-checkers, to vet the posts of their ideological opponents. What could go wrong? Twitter has come a long way. In the past, if you disagreed with a tweet, you were limited to posting a…