The Social Media Giants Call Me a Violent Extremist. You’re Next.

The Social Media Giants Call Me a Violent Extremist. You’re Next. By Robert Spencer.

It turns out that I’m a violent extremist in the view of the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT), which I might have viewed as yet another crackpot Leftist attempt to deflect attention away from the ongoing reality of Islamic jihad terrorism, and toward the chimeras of “white supremacist terrorism,” “Trumpist terrorism,” and whatever else they’re calling foes of Old White Joe these days. …

GIFCT “shares terrorism data among Big Tech companies, enabling them to flag and remove terrorist content,” and has just announced that it “significantly expanded the types of extremist content in its database, aiming to crack down on material from white supremacists and far-right militias.” …

Among those “white supremacists and far-right militias” that the GIFCT is going to crack down on is a middle-aged writer who spends most of every day typing: …

Jihad Watch, my small organization designed to report on jihad activity and its motivating ideology, …is right there among the real terrorists. 

You might be next:

If the social media giants can nonetheless tar us as “violent extremists” and threaten to shut us down accordingly, they can do it to anyone….

You don’t have a criminal record? Neither do I. You’ve never called for any violence? Neither have I. You don’t approve of any violence? Neither do I.

If now the Left has decided that anyone who opposes its totalitarian agenda is a “violent extremist,” evidence be damned, no one is safe. And no one is.

If I disappear from the net, or even from society, someday soon, you’ll know that the good folks at the GIFCT have done their job. But it didn’t begin with me, and it won’t end with me. And if the faceless mega-corporations that control the means of communication today can brand me a violent extremist with no evidence whatsoever, but also with no means of discussion or appeal, I won’t be the last one to whom they do it. …

If evidence isn’t needed in my case, it won’t be needed in yours, either. …

The GIFCT is another significant move away from a society based on evidence and the rule of law. Societies have experienced this before, and have slid all the way into totalitarianism

We are moving back to the pre-Christian ethos of might makes right. (Without a fear of an Almighty and the promise of an afterlife, they do what they want in this life.)

Big tech is mighty, so they get to define “right”. And there’s nothing you can do about it — except to democratically organize to get our governments to rein them in, break them up, or whatever it takes to bust their monopolies and excess power.