Twitter was meeting with congress about censors on it’s network. They’ve been under a lot of heat recently for suppressing conservatives. But that isn’t what we are here to talk about today. During the hearing, this happened…
Am I crazy, or was this one of the worst ways to deal with a protester? Drown out the protester by doing an auction? One example is she can now claim sexual harassment for him trying to sell her, I hear this #MeToo thing is big. Also the irony, this hearing was about Twitter shutting down conservative voices, and he shut her voice down with an auction?
The woman yelling is Laura Loomer. Shes an undercover journalist who clearly isn’t shy about confronting people. She also recently confronted Maxine Waters for inciting violence against Trump supporters. She also happens to be another person labeled alt and far right, which drives me crazy because they are using these words for the singular purpose to label someone discredited, and not their true meaning. Far right really means nothing, but “alt” right is directly coined by Richard Spencer. I have not done the research myself on him, so I will not attribute any labels to him. To me, to be considered alt-right, is something you would have to sign up for, or be a follower of Richard Spencer.
Since this incident at congress, it would appear that Twitter is taking a strange offensive tactic with Laura.
We have two very strange scenarios here. Either Loomer is actively reporting articles and people that support her, or Twitter is reporting them… for her? This seems like a strange way to retaliate since I don’t think Twitter tells people who reported them. This is going to be a very interesting fight, and both scenarios are quite damning.