On Friday, Breitbart.com reported that the popular conservative street artist Sabo was banned from Twitter with no explanation. According to the report the artist, who ran the @UnsavoryAgents account, was banned from the site on Friday.
“Was not told why or for how long. I just saw I no longer have my 32,000 followers and I’m no longer following anybody,” the artist told Breitbart Tech in an email. “They want nothing less than to completely destroy us on the Right.”
Sabo has frequently criticized the power that large tech companies and social networks, and this month the street artist plastered New York City with posters targeting Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. He also mocked Zuckerberg’s potential political aspirations last year.
Last year, Sabo also posted anti-Google advertisements outside of the company’s offices in Los Angeles.
Twitter users were outraged by the move:
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) April 14, 2018
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) April 14, 2018
Who's next? https://t.co/TrHgtYaeAX
— GrrrGraphics Cartoons (@GrrrGraphics) April 13, 2018
That’s easy — apparently anyone whose political views fall to the right of Josef Stalin…
Bring Sabo Back you miserable crybaby Bitchez @unsavoryagents
— RockPrincess (@Rockprincess818) April 14, 2018
Another conservative, @unsavoryagents, has been banned from Twitter without any explanation or reason.
Hundreds of accounts in recent weeks have been silenced and deplatformed for their political ideology.
When will congress address the systematic censorship of conservatives? pic.twitter.com/BeINQu8roH
— Mike Tokes (@MikeTokes) April 14, 2018
Good question. Several members of Congress have confronted Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, but perhaps Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey should spend a day or two in Washington explaining himself.
One person compared Dorsey to Hitler:
— JM "Beto" Irish (@JmIrishMan) April 14, 2018
Except for perhaps using the Internet while conservative, which apparently is double-plus ungood in the eyes of Twitter.
Sabo made a splash in NYC this month. Totally roasted Facebook and their cohorts. He gets repaid by being permanently banned from Twitter.
🚨This systematic censorship of conservatives must stop! 🛑 silencing the voices on the right! https://t.co/P0NSU73qxh
— Sam #Trumpville🇺🇸 (@alpha1dawg) April 15, 2018
Is that what this is all about?
As of this writing, the account is still down with a notification that it has been suspended.
Exit question: Did Dorsey play a direct role in this ban?
H/T Gateway Pundit
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