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Actor James Woods Leaves Twitter Over Censorship Plus Trump CEO Says Twitter Censorship (Video)

Sunday, November 20, 2016 6:25
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If by now you haven’t figured out that Facebook and Google are in cahoots with the corrupt government, then I feel for you, but for those who are well aware of the issues it’s high time you switched over to Seen.life. It is a website that is similar to Facebook but without all the censorship crap. 

Social media sites have been caught discriminating against conservatives for some time now and that has gone into overdrive lately with Twitter’s ban of alt-right accounts.

In response to the censorship, conservative actor James Woods has announced that he will no longer use the social media service: “Since @Twitter is now in the #censorship business, I will no longer use its service for my constitutional right to free speech. #GoodbyeAll.”

Woods’ announcement left no doubt what he blamed,

This is really sad to see as Woods’ Twitter account was a welcome change from the normal deluge of leftist drivel from the Hollywood set.

Woods will leave a big hole on Twitter. He was an outspoken supporter of President-elect Donald Trump and a prominent conservative on the platform with around 500,000 followers. In addition to his huge number of readers, he was also quite active, with tons of Twitter interactions.

Take a look at some of Woods’ best Tweets (and these are just some of the recent ones!):

Woods will be missed by many on Twitter but his departure serves to highlight a serious problem — censorship. Twitter has a right to handle its business as it see fit. However, its actions likely wouldn’t fly if the ideologies were flipped.

A new site, Gab.ai, has garnered attention as a social media platform that has attracted users who have been angered by the censorship engaged in by the likes of Facebook and Twitter, as Gab.ai makes a point of its devotion to free speech.

If big social media sites continue down this path, they might find that like Woods, others who value free speech will jump ship.

H/T Breitbart

Trump CEO Says Twitter Censors

During the last crucial months of President-elect Donald J. Trump’s campaign for president, Twitter’s top executives reportedly blocked Trump’s camp by censoring its advertising campaigns. Gary Coby, director of digital advertising and fundraising for Donald Trump’s campaign, spilled the all the details.

Coby spelled out the events that led to several advertising campaigns being pulled from Twitter in a lengthy piece on Medium. He claimed the alleged censoring began shortly after Trump’s camp signed an “upfront deal” with Twitter in August.

The deal that Trump’s campaign signed with Twitter was, as Coby put it,  “a common setup where we commit to spending a certain amount on advertising and in exchange receive discounts, perks, and custom solutions.”

Those particular custom solutions included “value adds” like “custom hashtag emojis.” However, according to Coby, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, and Twitter COO, Adam Bain, would eventually block those emojis from running as planned.

In a deal that placed a $5 million minimum spending commitment on the Trump campaign, these perks were included and expected. On the eve of two debates, however, the custom emojis were not permitted for use, Coby wrote.

The first instance, as described by Coby, occurred in September when he wanted to tweak a previously approved custom emoji of a “hand receiving a moneybag” and turn it into a “stick figure running with moneybag.” These would automatically be tacked onto a tweet whenever a user would use the hashtag #CrookedHillary.

Coby assumed that the new emoji would be approved as well and was assured by Twitter officials that it would because, “all that changed was a hand to a stick figure.” However, days went by and Coby wrote that he was informed that the emoji was causing a lot of “big meetings at the top,” by his Twitter contacts. He stated, though, that Dorsey was never mentioned. Only Adam Bain was mentioned in those transmissions.

Finally, a couple of days before the first presidential debate, Coby was informed that Twitter had removed approval of the custom emoji because it “couldn’t accuse someone of committing a crime they did not commit, or were not under investigation for.” Additionally, Twitter also removed approval from the previous “hand with moneybag” emoji.

While Coby tried to explain to Twitter that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation were in fact under investigation for pay-for-play politics, it had no effect on Twitter’s decision.

Additionally, when asked why emojis that showed emails and cellphones being destroyed, “which could also represent committing a crime,” were still approved to run, Twitter reportedly said nothing.

“To me, this was clearly a BS reason that was made up to give them an out,” Coby wrote of the incident. “I was also confidentially told from TW staff that the running stick figure emoji reached Adam Bain, COO, and he personally put a stop to it.”

Time moved on and Coby wrote that he tried to ignore what seemed clear to him a breach of a contract and attempted to continue to work in good faith with Twitter, designing a new custom-emoji to be run during the second debate.

Coby worked with Twitter and designed a “moneybag with wings emoji” that was approved by Twitter’s legal team and scheduled to launch at 3 a.m. Eastern on Saturday, Oct. 8. He even tried to pre-emptively explain that, “The emoji represents govt waste and money flying away from taxpayers. Our internal polling has shown this to be a top issue for voters and it’d be inappropriate to restrict us from being able to discuss this important topic.”

It didn’t work and even though it was pre-approved, Twitter informed Coby the day before the emoji was to be run, that Dorsey killed the idea. This time because “there wasn’t a paid -for-by disclaimer,” Dorsey and Bain reportedly explained to Coby. All of this despite the Democrat and Republican national committees running custom emojis that didn’t include the disclaimer.

According to an October article in The Washington Examiner, top Federal Elections Commission officials confirmed that “the agency does not regulate emojis and that such transparency isn’t required on tweets.” Coby brought that up, as well as the fact that he considered the decision to be “a political move and telling us otherwise was just insulting.”

So he decided to pull the remainder of Trump’s Twitter spending campaigns, reportedly “costing Twitter millions of dollars.” There is no reason to try to work in good faith, with a company that, according to a statement Coby made to The Daily Caller.

“I think it’s clear that Jack Dorsey was deeply involved in deciding how Twitter restricted advertising from GOP Presidential nominee, Donald J. Trump,” Coby wrote in the statement. “From my personal experience, buying for Trump’s campaign, it’s clear that Twitter decided to block real advertising from a real candidate.”

H/T The Daily Caller

If by now you haven’t figured out that Facebook and Google are in cahoots with the corrupt government, then I feel for you, but for those who are well aware of the issues it’s high time you switched over to Seen.life. It is a website that is similar to Facebook but without all the censorship crap. 

Thanks ConservativeTribune.com

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