January 11, 2016

How Twitter is censoring conservatives like Milo Yiannopoulos

Rebel Staff
 

Milo Yiannopoulos is a conservative-libertarian writer and pundit and larger than life character.

On Friday, Twitter took away the little blue checkmark that said Milo was “verified." I have a little verified checkmark too, as do many media types or celebrities. That's how you can know you're reading, say, the real Donald Trump's tweets and not an impostor's.

Twitter said Milo had violated their rules and that if he didn't stop, he’d be shut down. So Milo and his followers pushed back. He got 20,000 new followers, and #JeSuisMilo became a top trending hashtag.

Twitter, Google, YouTube and Facebook have all announced that they will be censoring comments that they consider to be offensive — but always from a left-wing point of view.

It’s important that we fight against this kind of crony-capitalist censorship. Tonight, after the break, Milo himself joins us, via Skype from London, England.


Then TheRebel.media's Brian Lilley comes on to discuss his efforts to get basic information out of the Liberal government on their Syrian refugee plan.

He's getting stonewalled, even though he's filed Access to Information requests, which by law must be answered by a certain time. So much for Justin Trudeau's promise of "transparency."

 

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commented 2016-01-13 07:33:39 -0500
“I have seen feminists STANDING FIRM against Islam and against multiculturalism…perhaps you don’t see them because you don’t know them all. I am against both…so please stop painting FEMINISM as a one-stop ideology. "

Give several examples. Give one. Don’t just argue by assertion and expect anyone to believe you!
commented 2016-01-12 12:25:06 -0500
Judy commented 9 hours ago
I have seen feminists STANDING FIRM against Islam and against multiculturalism…perhaps you don’t see them because you don’t know them all. I am against both…so please stop painting FEMINISM as a one-stop ideology.
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Judy, please give us an example of how you stood up in any way that could be perceived as being against Islam and against multiculturalism etc. I’ve been following feminist websites for years and have never seen any of them stand up for these values.
commented 2016-01-12 10:08:51 -0500
Back Stabber. Trouble maker. Gossip. Liberal. If you are bent that way, and get into a power position, its not surprising you will forward your tyranny and dysfunction. And if you are a Conservative, not interested in that sort of bickering and back stabbing that some Lawyers and Social workers and Media types participate in you will avoid those same positions of power.
So its not surprising some gossip papers and shows with talking heads that spin stories and are not bluntly honest lack a conservative on their panel. I know there are shades of gray on both sides, (a conservative way of seeing it.) but in reality, the condescending and dangerous sharply back stabbing partisanship seen by the Left far surpasses the Right. And that is why the CBC is bunged up with Liberals.
commented 2016-01-12 09:19:13 -0500
Twitter, et al are all major branded corporate entities – as a necessity they MUST play big brother’s game of “I spy” with you – there is no “freedom” on these sites, just government policy disguised as “rules” and those rule are loosely interpreted by site regulators who either have close ties to government or actually are aligned with it.

These sites exist for one reason, and it isn’t to allow you to express your endless vacant selfie thoughts – it is to gather personal information on you and sell it or simply profile you and bank it for 3rd party use. If you are a dedicated zombie to whom your personal freedoms and privacy mean nothing, then these are your social media – from the quality of commentary I have seen on these sights they truly are intellectual ghettos filled with selfie zombies. They manufacture reliance on their use for public mass communication through monopolization and collusion, then they spy on their subscribers and filter info for large clients (the largest 3rd party user of personal data is the government). These large clients also dictate what appears on the sites (they buy or coerce the censorship which they need)

If you want to return to free, unrepressed, unsurveilled internet you will have to use alternative social media or construct it yourself as a parallel web net to the corporate gulag which exists now.
commented 2016-01-12 09:06:51 -0500
some people should serve our country overseas before they start telling us ,‘how it is’. we know ‘how it is’.
commented 2016-01-12 09:05:11 -0500
@ Bravo Zulu bravo! but you know you have a long-winded, useless diatribe coming down the pipe from a self-centered blow-hard.
just sayin’
commented 2016-01-12 07:31:39 -0500
Judy commented 9 hours ago
I have seen feminists STANDING FIRM against Islam and against multiculturalism…perhaps you don’t see them because you don’t know them all. I am against both…so please stop painting FEMINISM as a one-stop ideology. Many feminists like me are against radical feminism…many feminists like me are against abortion and love family life, are happily married and live exciting lives as individuals. Many feminists like me are not interested in slut walks or any group therapy. We aren’t sensitive to ‘triggers’ and don’t need government intervention to get what we want. Why don’t you just admit you are wrong about your extremely NARROW VIEW OF FEMINISM…you just don’t know women very well do you? Maybe you have spent too much time in university campuses and think only they represent feminists? They are just a tiny minority of immature women. There are large number of CONSERVATIVE FEMINISTS and Biblical feminists…perhaps you should get to know them before you keep opening your mouths and stuffing your big shoes in them!
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Sorry Judy – happily married to a wonderful lady for a long time now and I do not often go on like this – but…..you managed to push the right buttons today.

You might think you are right and perhaps in your little part of your entitled world you are – you offer nothing to reverse the thoughts of MEN who take it on the chin on a daily basis in various parts of the world.

Where the fuck were you to counter the slut walk?

Where the fuck were you to counter the abortionist?

Where the fuck were you stand up against radical feminazis?

Where the fuck were you counter the “trigger” argument?

In the grand scheme of things you get one of two things.

1. Feminazis – who hate men and always seem to getting the headlines. And do not even make a peep when women are pounded by any group other than white males. The white male is the target – almost always the target. I am a white male and even as old as I am I still get it when I clean up a mess in some parts of the world.

or 2. Bitches who ignore messes I have had to clean up. – Like bleed outs from FGM, selling of little girls to old men, female slavery in the sex trades, digging up more than 60 old women and young children that had been killed because they refused to convert – all the young girls were sold into sex shops – and never seen again, serious injury and death from marital rapes and much more. Very, very, very few women do this stuff – it is almost 100% men – yet we are the bad guys.

Where were the feminists?

Fucking hiding and living in their nice worlds and bull shitting about how they are feminists against radical feminazis – you are lying through your teeth. If you sit at home – think you are against it and then do nothing you are either a supporter or an enabler – period!

Not even on the radar screens of the entitled and spoiled and coddled bitches in the west. I am an angry man because I am the son of a bitch that has to go in and clean it up – at that time often having to use firearms to even get access to the buildings and not one fucking woman gets on her feminist bitchy side and sides with me when I come out of the mess with some little girl in may arms and I complain about bringing them to Canada.

Instead – I become a racist white pig male – yeah, called that just the other day as I was helping someone in a rather bad part of a city.

This video is TOTALLY appropriate in the majority of cases.

https://youtu.be/ecJUqhm2g08

You might be a nice lady but as I rant here all I can think of is this when it comes to feminists – feminazis and your comments…….

Fuck you.

Prove it.

Not going to happen and the white man will continue to take it on the chin – so again and finally….

Until you prove it to the world and start showing it to the world………

Fuck you
commented 2016-01-12 04:36:48 -0500
Another great show Ezra!
As Andrew Napolitano, constitutional scholar, once say, “There is no basic human right that protects you from being offended”.

@climatefallacy
commented 2016-01-12 03:15:23 -0500
My comment got read out, and the video of Rachel laughing is back up on youtube. I look forward to hearing how Ezra got the video back up.

Ezra, how about creating a new section on the rebel, where you feature the most popular videos? More people need to see the videos on Rachel laughing, the bomb clock boy, the chancellor’s suicide note, and of Lauren battling the modern feminists.
commented 2016-01-12 02:06:07 -0500
At the end of the day, the UN said “jump” and Harper said “how high?” then promised to fulfil the request. And while Trudeau may be eager to exceed the UN’s request, Harper still jumped, still followed the direction and order of unelected foreign bureaucrats. Could one truly say that Harper or Trudeau serve the people of this country? Too busy taking orders from George Soros and the other Euro socialists.
commented 2016-01-12 01:43:42 -0500
Man Harper is so tough… “The UN made him”… Sounds like a real leader… Especially considering the UN is so obviously fucking toothless. I wonder what Putin would say if the UN tried to make him accept Sunni riff-raff. Oh, nevermind, can’t compare Russia (who has concealed carry permits for the people) to a socialist shithole like Canada… Where you have a duty to be a victim… Unless you are Trudeau and have an armed security team.
commented 2016-01-12 01:37:02 -0500
Nah, Harper is jolly for jihad, just like Trudeau.

Harper could’ve said we’re not taking a damn single one, not paying “moderate rebels”… But he didn’t now did he. Harper also allowed Libyan “freedom fighters” entry to Canada for “free” health care during the “Arab Spring” Christian genocide.

http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/ayoub-badi-libyan-freedom-fighters-toronto-canada

Harper is a piece of traitor garbage just like Trudeau and his thankfully dead father.
commented 2016-01-12 01:29:42 -0500
Anthony Mclean;
It is my understanding and correct me if I am wrong, The UN controls the minimum number of Muslims that Canada, as a member of the UN, ‘has’ to take in. Harper never, to the best of my knowledge, imported more than the minimum. At one time Harper said he would allow 10.000 migrants but the UN made him increase that to 20.000.
commented 2016-01-12 00:48:08 -0500
Yeah, let’s just censor them and throw them in jail, right Betina?? That’s how we do it in a “liberal democracy” isn’t it now?
commented 2016-01-12 00:41:37 -0500
Judy, it’s really just a problem with labels. Not all feminists are bra-burning SJWs. But I’m pretty sure all bra-burning SJWs are feminists. It’s kinda like the difference between a muslim and a jihadi. One aspect seems to be that you are identifying as a a feminist partially (I’m assuming, I admit) because you are living the idealized life of a feminist, that being one not restricted by men or the fact that you’re a female. Good on you. It means that you didn’t fall into the “ism” trap that so many women find themselves, typically during college years. You kept your focus on that ideal, and didn’t get sidetracked by so many other (typically left wing) causes. Maybe we could start referring to these control freaks we are complaining about as femi-nazis instead. Including the universally condemned “nazi” phrase is a bit of a clearer and less-misunderstood label, perhaps?
commented 2016-01-12 00:39:58 -0500
You really are scraping the scum from the bottom of the barrel with first Tommy Robinson and now this guy.
Birds of a feather…
commented 2016-01-12 00:08:09 -0500
milo is right all the time…and they hate him for that. if you want to see a man hand a feminist her twat, watch milo…he’s the best! he shreds scags like they were cheese. love the guy!
commented 2016-01-12 00:06:54 -0500
Anthony Mclean Harper had checks done, and got rid of bad immigrants and war criminals .
commented 2016-01-11 23:17:10 -0500
Judy. Further to my comment below. It’s worth pointing out, he refers to “the usual suspects”. Those are the high profile femiNazi’s, the one’s with pull. If you want to be heard, you need to raise your profile. I note you didn’t give us any names or links. Would you like to post them? I’m often suspicious of folks that make such strong comments, with nothing to back them. I hope that suspicion is unfounded. Say, why don’t you grab a microphone and camera, and go confront some of those other feminists and post them, maybe Ezra will pick you up as a reporter.
commented 2016-01-11 23:13:23 -0500
Great show, I really enjoyed the interview with Milo and learned a lot about twitter and free speech and what
they are trying to do – powerful.
Brian Lilley what would we do without you in Ottawa ! keep it up, mild mannered reporter by day – you know the rest !
commented 2016-01-11 23:12:28 -0500
Judy. Nice to hear, can you ding a way to make yourself more visible? It would be appreciated. Cheers!!
commented 2016-01-11 23:04:20 -0500
Reverse McCarthyism is where we’re at today. What the Left have made clear over the last 70yrs, is that we MUST have McCarthyism, or they’ll take it all the way to the reverse, as they don’t know “moderation”. Since Twitter operates in Canada, where we have Free Speech, and are publicly owned, and have achieved status of msm, they have, in my view, a Fiduciary Duty, a Duty of Care, and are in Breach of Trust. As the left like to assert, as companies get bigger, they take on greater responsibility. Typical of Lefty’s, they think it applies to e everyone but them. I suggest otherwise!
commented 2016-01-11 22:33:10 -0500
Has anyone else out there seen the CCTV video of the Calgary shooting? Something I found interesting is that in the article along with the video it states that the Calgary Police are still looking for the third person involved, yet, right on the CCTV video, you can see clear as day, that the Police capture and have restrained all 3 individuals involved. WTF!
http://www.cbc.ca/1.3398632
commented 2016-01-11 22:30:32 -0500
Judy, bless you, I’m married also to a proud feminist such as yourself. She doesn’t put up with Islamic crap either, not afraid to speak her mind, stands up for her rights, and a defender of freedom. She has taught me a lot in our 38 years together, even the toilet seat thingy lol.
commented 2016-01-11 22:11:34 -0500
According to the Lieberals, none.
commented 2016-01-11 22:03:30 -0500
I have seen feminists STANDING FIRM against Islam and against multiculturalism…perhaps you don’t see them because you don’t know them all. I am against both…so please stop painting FEMINISM as a one-stop ideology. Many feminists like me are against radical feminism…many feminists like me are against abortion and love family life, are happily married and live exciting lives as individuals. Many feminists like me are not interested in slut walks or any group therapy. We aren’t sensitive to ‘triggers’ and don’t need government intervention to get what we want. Why don’t you just admit you are wrong about your extremely NARROW VIEW OF FEMINISM…you just don’t know women very well do you? Maybe you have spent too much time in university campuses and think only they represent feminists? They are just a tiny minority of immature women. There are large number of CONSERVATIVE FEMINISTS and Biblical feminists…perhaps you should get to know them before you keep opening your mouths and stuffing your big shoes in them!
commented 2016-01-11 21:22:18 -0500
How many muslims did Harper bring in during his 9 years? 50,000? 100,000? 500,000?
commented 2016-01-11 21:17:19 -0500
I consider Michael Mann a douche bag for making a bogus hockey stick graph to perpetrate a global fraud of persecution against wealth and freedom
commented 2016-01-11 21:10:15 -0500
This certainly was a good show tonight talking about censorship by Twitter and Facebook even on some Big names who are Service Users!
commented 2016-01-11 21:05:46 -0500
Great guest and a great show. Just the best antidote on tap to give pathetic leftists a case of the vapours.
The Skype sound quality was really good.