Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) has announced the creation of a personal account on the pro-free speech social media alternative, Gab.
Massie is hedging his bets after a recent surge in Draconian censorship on Twitter, which has been rapidly purging accounts since the appointment of their new CEO.
“FYI, I’m trying out [Gab] with a personal account. The app is pretty good and doesn’t rely on Apple or Google for distribution,” Massie wrote in a Twitter post.
“If Twitter decides to [ban me like they did to Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene] for speaking too much truth, I will setup an official congressional account on Gab!” he added.
FYI, I’m trying out @getongab with a personal account. The app is pretty good and doesn’t rely on Apple or Google for distribution.
If Twitter decides to MTG me for speaking too much truth, I will setup an official congressional account on Gab!
— Thomas Massie (@RepThomasMassie) January 7, 2022
Liberty Conservative News has reported on the targeting of pro-liberty dissident voices by Twitter, such as foreign policy expert Daniel McAdams of the Ron Paul Institute:
“Daniel McAdams, the Executive Director for the Ron Paul Institute, was permanently suspended on August 29, 2019.
McAdams called conservative commentator Sean Hannity “retarded” in a Twitter comment.
McAdams was watching Hannity for the first time in a while and noticed that he spent the hour criticizing the “deep state” while at the same time wearing a CIA pin, so he Tweeted this initially:
McAdams told LCN that “Someone else tweeted about how stupid Hannity is so I tweeted this in response (and you can see that this is what “triggered” them – but I really think what triggered them was my criticism of CIA).”
This comment prompted Twitter authorities to suspend McAdman’s account for violating the Twitter rules.
In a message, Twitter cited that McAdams violated their “rules against hateful conduct.”
But the Twitter punishment did not stop there.
McAdams later reported that he received a permanent suspension from Twitter.
Twitter claimed that he violated Twitter’s terms of service.
It specifically said:
Your account has been suspended and will not be restored because it was found to be violating Twitter’s Terms of Service, specifically the Twitter Rules against hateful conduct.
It is against our rules to promote violence against or directly attack or threaten other people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or disease.
Additionally, if we determine that the primary purpose of an account is to incite harm towards others on the basis of these categories, that account may be suspended without prior warning.
You can learn more about our policy against hateful conduct here: https://help.twitter.com/rules-and-policies/hateful-conduct-policy.
The Executive Director of the Ron Paul Institute noted that he “searched ‘retarded’ on Twitter and it is used millions of times” and no one gets punished for using it.”
It is time for liberty-minded voices to turn against Big Tech. These massive corporate monopolies are not the result of the free market, but rather government privilege. They must be brought down by any means necessary. That begins by supporting pro-freedom alternatives like Gab.