It seems that Silicon Valley tech giants are still working to purge conservative voices from the Internet. On Sunday, Breitbart’s Allum Bokhari reported that Twitter permanently banned conservative radio host Jesse Kelly for reasons that were not known at the time of the ban. Kelly, a former GOP House candidate, served in the United States Marine Corps from 2000 to 2004, and saw combat during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
According to the Daily Wire’s Ryan Saavedra, Kelly received no notification from Twitter and has no idea why he was banned:
Just talked to Jesse Kelly about his @Twitter account being suspended/deleted.
He has no idea what happened, he says he never received any messages from Twitter notifying him of any kind of violation of the platform's terms of service.
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) November 25, 2018
And yes, it seems his ban was made permanent by the Internet Nazis at Twitter (Which, by the way, are essentially indistinguishable from the Internet Nazis at Facebook…):
— Ben (@BenHowe) November 26, 2018
Saavedra said the company is allegedly looking into why his account was banned:
BREAKING: A Twitter spokesperson told me they were going to look into why Jesse Kelly's account was suspended.
Their official response: "We have nothing to share on this account."
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) November 26, 2018
Twitchy said he may have been tweeting about the Confederacy before the ban:
Defending the confederacy to own the libs. https://t.co/vxHgTKFbjo
— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) November 25, 2018
The reaction on Twitter? Yeah, it was predictable:
Raise your hand if you agree censorship is un-American! #FreeJesseKelly
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) November 26, 2018
Go to Iraq
Be told you're fighting for freedom
Come to America
Get banned by social media companies
Be told by chickenhawk conservatives that you deserve to be banned
Welcome to the GOP!
— Mike Cernovich 🦍🇺🇸 (@Cernovich) November 26, 2018
Better yet, welcome to the real-life version of George Orwell’s “INGSOC.”
What the hell is this? Twitter is a complete joke. Just be honest and admit you’re a corporate, in-kind donation to the Progressive movement and stop pretending you’re a social media “platform.” pic.twitter.com/t667s0DMz7
— Dan Bongino (@dbongino) November 26, 2018
This, sadly, will remain the norm until Congress takes action to put a stop to this madness.
Unfortunately, we all know deep down that will never happen — certainly not with the current crop of cowardly Republicans running things.
I think all of us are on borrowed time. https://t.co/Fx2duMJpFl
— Bethany S. Mandel (@bethanyshondark) November 25, 2018
Yes, we are. Welcome to “1984.”
Kelly, Bokhari said, talked about Internet censorship with Tucker Carlson before his ban:
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