Twitter Purges Hundreds Of Chinese Dissident Accounts Ahead Of Tiananmen Square Massacre Anniversary

( – It seems like such a short time ago that Facebook and Twitter were fun, quirky ways to communicate with friends and strangers, share pictures, and brag about how awesome our life was.

Now, these one-time small start-ups are well on their way to techno-fascistic world domination, and I’m not even being hyperbolic.

The platform that repeatedly claims to welcome diverse thought, Twitter, has become a platform on which censorship is carefully curated to anyone on the right, while the shrill, violent harpies on the left are given free reign.

Or, communist China, apparently.

Ahead of the 30th anniversary of China’s Tiananmen Square massacre, Twitter seems to have held its own little massacre.

Hundreds, possibly even thousands, according to some reports, of accounts belonging to Chinese dissidents were suddenly and inexplicably banned from Twitter just three days ahead of the anniversary, according to Zero Hedge.

All of these account holders were also actually in China, according to one user.

According to The New York Times:

It hit human rights lawyers, activists, college students and nationalists, who use workarounds to get access to Twitter, which is banned in China. Just about every part of the raucous, if small, Chinese language Twitter world was affected.

The accounts began rapidly disappearing just days before the 30th anniversary of the crackdown on a student-led pro-democracy demonstrations in Tiananmen Square in Beijing. Many online assumed the worst: a coordinated attack by Beijing to project its suffocating internet censorship outside its own digital borders.

In other words, Twitter — which is an American-registered company based in San Francisco, supposedly very liberal and all about giving voice to the voiceless, willingly took away voices from a small group of mostly powerless Chinese so they can’t question or criticize their own government, which routinely violates human rights, murders citizens, and tramples liberties in various ways.

And all on the anniversary of an incident in which the same Communist government murdered perhaps thousands of its own citizens simply because they disagreed.

So, Twitter just so happened to “inadvertently” target several legitimate Chinese accounts in a campaign to combat spam and other inauthentic.

“These accounts were not mass reported by the Chinese authorities — this was routine action on our part,” said Twitter in a statement, adding “Sometimes our routine actions catch false positives or we make errors. We apologize.”


This is not even the first time this has happened to Chinese dissidents on Twitter, either. In 2009, the platform blocked supposed dissidents ahead of the 20th anniversary of Tiananmen Square, too.

What do you know.

We can’t underscore enough how chilling it is that the same platform banning and restricting the speech of conservatives who support the ideological principles that keep people in the West free are doing such a big favor for the repressive communist government of China.

The Times noted further:

The routine action set off real fears. In China, the June 4 anniversary of Tiananmen brings an extra dose of censorship to one of the world’s most controlled corners of the internet. Tools that help users jump the Great Firewall to get access to the broader online world often sputter inexplicably. Within China, Twitter users have faced escalating pressures.

The Chinese government opened fire and drove tanks into tens of thousands of its own people, most of them students, in 1989. Thousands were killed, 10,000 or more arrested, many executed as a result of trying to exercise their free speech.

Twitter doesn’t even have to be in China. Heck, doesn’t the Chinese government do a good enough job censoring their own Citizens? If Jack Dorsey had any character whatsoever he’d pull his company out of the nation.

No, he’d rather play the Big Tech authoritarian and inch us all closer towards global domination.


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