Twitter suspended high-profile accounts associated with the alt-right movement, the same day the social media service said it would crack down on hate speech.
Where “hate speech” is defined by the PC crew, who do not tolerate dissent. They say that disagreeing with them is hateful.
Among those suspended was Richard Spencer, who runs an alt-right think tank and had a verified account on Twitter. …
Twitter on Tuesday removed Spencer’s verified account, @RichardBSpencer, that of his think tank, the National Policy Institute @npiamerica, and his online magazine @radixjournal.
“This is corporate Stalinism,” Spencer told The Daily Caller News Foundation. In a YouTube video, entitled Knight of the Long Knives, an apparent reference to the purge of Nazi leaders in 1934 to consolidate Adolf Hitler’s power, Spencer said Twitter had engaged in a coordinated effort to wipe out alt-right Twitter.
“I am alive physically but digitally speaking there has been execution squads across the alt right,” he said. “There is a great purge going on and they are purging people based on their views.”
The alt-right, a loosely organized group that espouses white nationalism, emerged as a counterpoint to mainstream conservatism and has flourished online. Spencer has said he wants blacks, Asians, Hispanics and Jews removed from the U.S.
I don’t think that’s right. While the alt-right includes Spencer and other white nationalists, it also includes many who do not agree with white nationalism. In my reading of the alt-right, white nationalism is only mentioned in a few fringe sites.
However, for obvious political reasons, the left will try to associate Trump with the alt-right, the alt-right with white nationalism, and white nationalism with racism and intolerance (as opposed to Black Lives Matter and black nationalism, which is positively wonderful and to say otherwise is hateful). Childish, isn’t it?