YOUTUBER Paul Joseph Watson slammed Facebook last night after the social network doubled down on its mass-censorship of popular right-wing voices.
Yesterday Paul, also known online as ‘Prison Planet’ – the well-known YouTuber that reaches literally millions of people every week with his edgy and on-point political rants – attacked Facebook’s attempt to silence voices on the right.
Dozens of U.S. and European online political voices stood up for Watson and demanded action on Facebook’s censorship that even saw the page of Politicalite UK get deleted for reporting on British MEP candidate, Tommy Robinson last week.
Breitbart Tech’s Allum Bhokari tweeted: “This is the key point. Facebook will ban you for sharing Infowars links now, unless you’re condemning them.”
“It is openly punishing and rewarding users for their political opinions now.”
“This is a formula for censoring not just websites and personalities, but their supporters too”
Gad Saad added: “How much longer is this going to be tolerated? How much longer will we be held hostage? How much longer will people sit in cowardly apathy? You don’t like what @PrisonPlanet says, ignore him. Stop banning people. This is antithetical to a free society.”
Watson added: “The creepiest thing is not the bans, it’s the threat that anyone else will be banned for talking about the people who were banned.”
“That’s chilling. That’s giant corporations enforcing their own Communist Chinese-style social credit system.”
“And leftists love it.”
Not loosing is quick satirical swagger, Watson later dropped the leftist ‘Russia-Gate’ comparison to Facebooks political meddling.
“Russians buy a few Facebook ads.”
Leftists: This is horrendous! This is election meddling! Democracy is at stake!
Facebook bans most of the people who helped get Trump elected.
Leftists (and boomers): Hur dur muh private company can do what it likes.”
Vice Tech journalist Tim Pool also blasted Facebook: “Very weird and the people who got banned or didn’t know before it happened.”
“I cannot stress how much of a dramatic escalation this is.” added Pool.
“I don’t care whether you like these people or not this is going to rapidly radicalized many many people.”
Brittany Pettibone wrote: “Right-wingers are being purged from the internet, banned from donation platforms & their personal banks, defamed by the media, physically threatened & attacked, barred from visiting countries.”
The Conservative Voice called on the POTUS to stop the political censorship.
“How much more does censorship have to escalate before you step in? @realDonaldTrump”
Raheem Kassam has been leading calls for the Trump administration to wade in with ‘Executive Action’, he told Fox News’ Tucker Carlson earlier this week following his own 3-day ban for sharing content Censorbook deemed against its ‘community standards’.
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