Twitter-down cracks on the alt-right, were the members of the flee ‘Had’


Like Twitter, Reddit and other social media networks crack down on the so-called “alt-right”, are some of.the things in your own hands, and the Migration away from traditional forms of social media and new ones, claiming to be more welcoming to freedom of expression

Twitter has a particularly strong cracking down on alt + right voices, and suspended a number of accounts, including reality TV star Tila Tequila after she posted a picture of her performing a Nazi salute at a conference of white nationalists in Washington DC. While Tequila has denied that she is a Nazi, your Twitter bio, you are referred to as the “old Empire Queen.”

Tequila-ban is one of the most high-profile bans since Breitbart writer and provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos banned from the social network site in July.


The increased censorship is not limited to Twitter. Facebook is cracking looking down on “fake news” that some conservatives fear could be the opponents during the Reddit CEO Steve Huffman admitted last week that he had edited the contributions of Donald Trump Fans to criticize him, to Trump subreddit /r/The_Donald.

Now a new social network is launched – to use – trying to see how the Silicon Valley is biased censorship of conservative voices, by their focus on uncensored freedom of expression.

Was launched in August, is still in early beta stage and will be by invite only. But CEO Andrew Torba, who worked in Silicon Valley for five years prior to the start of the project, says that what began as a three-person startup has now apply to 90,000 users and more than 100,000 people to be part of the new networking site.

Torba highlighted it Was not specifically for the conservative, but he believes that his emphasis on freedom of expression are appealing, especially the one on the right side of his silence on Twitter and other networking sites.

“From day one we have said, everyone is welcome here – we are defending the freedom of speech,” he said “But we will always understand a lot of people on the right, because it is censored in the ae, his, the they migrate through.”

Although some of the functions of Twitter, Gave a series of features that its rivals don’t – including the ability to “upvote” posts are missing and give you more awareness, as well as a more liberal 300-character limit for “Gabs” as opposed to Twitter-the 140 character limit.

A’s main features are the ability for users to mute sentences, words, hashtags, and other users. Torba says feels GAB that the speech is the better way of combat that people find offensive, as a big-brother approach and ban it.

“If you don’t want to see these people, you can circuit the mute. Our policy is to have freedom of expression within the legal limits of the law,” he said. “The cure for hatred is not close to you, but to ask more open discourse with these people and ask:” why are you this?'”

Torba pointed out, that Twitter has introduced similar features that earlier this month, and sees it as a sign that they are having regard to their bold competitors.

Some significant names are picked up to expand as it begins. Conservative columnist Ann Coulter has a verified account on the site, although it has post. Tequila and Yiannopoulos have both accounts on the Website also, and are just in their support of the new site.

“Progressive journalists report — desperately hoping that it is true -that there Was little more than a cesspool for racists,” Yiannopoulos said. “But only the recovery of the old rights, and other social pariahs. Dissidents, troublemakers, libertarian and conservative are all, the discover it-and remember, to be what Twitter uses, such as in front of the social justice warriors took over.”

However, the network still remains strong Trump aligned. On Monday, the 10 top-trending topics four pro-Trump (#trombone, #drain theswamp, #President trump and #MAGA) and a scan of the top postings were to reveal a series of memes mocking liberals or celebrating trump.

There was alt-right-taste is similar to that of the /r/The_Donald – the unofficial Donald Trump subreddit on Reddit, which was to spread a bubble away from the main politics subreddit for trump trailer, what do you see as the unreported news of the attack Hiillary Clinton, and express support for Trump.

In the run-up to the election, the subreddit has been mocked-perhaps prematurely — and, for its mostly positive atmosphere (“LANDSLIDE INCOMING!!!” it was a popular day to hit the headlines), in the midst of a series of news, which would elsewhere lose what to your candidates – those who refer to them lovingly as “the God-Emperor”–.

In the Wake of the Trump of victory, the forum is booming, with over 300,000 subscribers, and a high level of activity, so that it is one of the most popular subreddits on Reddit. The subreddit has its own language, space, and sense of humor, with users posting plenty of pictures of alt + right-mascot Pepe, and refers to another as “centipede” and the book conspiracy theories, and thrilled, and off-beat subject lines such as “Who’s up for a game of Hungry Hungry Soros?” and “I’ve heard that it’s going to be a recount. You win twice! #NeverGetTiredOfWinning.”

A user recently fellow, “the centipede asked” to request E-mail bags of salt on the New York Times in response to the paper angry (or “salty”)-response to the trump card of choice, with users sent a total of over 2,000 pounds of salt on the paper. A Times spokeswoman Breitbart said that each salt would be thrown away.

In the light of the controversy surrounding Reddit, Steve Huffman, the editing of contributions, criticize him for shutting down a subreddit about a Clinton conspiracy theory as “pizza-gate,” the moderators of the subreddit released a statement, vowing to stay on Reddit, says: “We are not going anywhere until you go with us somewhere.”

There was Torba, says controversies like this, and the wider censorship prevalent on sites such as Reddit, Facebook and Twitter give him hope that there Was might be something.

“We are growing like wildfire, and I think that many of these prohibitions and the censorship is really driving our growth,” he said. “The people are on the search for a new alternative, because their voices were mute.”

Adam Shaw is a political Reporter and occasional opinion writer for He can be reached here or on Twitter: @AdamShawNY.

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