Actor James Woods to Twitter: I’m OUT

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The hugely popular, 140-character social media giant Twitter has been the focus of more than one controversy. Conservatives on Twitter have frequently been locked out of their accounts or outright banned after being the target of liberal trolls who report them to Twitter because they do not like the ideas that they shared.

Recently, however, Twitter made a huge announcement which has drawn praise from those, mostly on the left, and criticism. Twitter said they will begin banning accounts by those they perceive to be on the ‘alt-right.’

Upon hearing the news, actor James Woods tweeted an article from USA Today which stated that critics of the Twitter ban are warning the company that this move may backfire. Woods also had another message for Twitter…he’s out due to their censorship.

Nick Gillespie, the editor for the libertarian website Reason.com, says he believes this shutting down of alt-right accounts is a huge blunder on the part of Twitter.

Instead of restricting speech and denying the alt right a platform, Twitter should give individual users greater power to regulate what they see and don’t see on the service, he said.

“Why cede any kind of magical powers to the stupidity of the alt right? Let them say what they want to say in public and be rebuffed or be ignored,” Gillespie said. “You are not helping to combat it by walling it off and saying it’s so repugnant that individual users can’t block them if they want, can’t mute them or engage them if they want.”

 

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Jennifer Burke
Jennifer Burke
Jennifer is a Co-Founder of PolitiStick and the Editor-in-Chief. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University and a certified teacher with 12 years experience in the classroom. Jennifer attended what is credited for being the first modern-day Tea Party rally in the country in the Seattle area and from there emerged as a powerful speaker and writer within the movement. While still in Washington State, Jennifer was selected to be a member of the second graduating class of the Jennifer Dunn Leadership Institute (JDLI), a program which identified future conservative leaders. Jennifer worked as the National Outreach Director for one of the largest conservative groups in the country and served as Managing Editor and writer for what quickly grew to become one of the top 15 conservative sites in the country. She brings to Politistick a passion for the fight for freedom for current and future generations.
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