Why was a highly respected conservative editor banned from Twitter? Why is this such an important issue? To begin with, Twitter has so far given no reason for banning Bridget Johnson. One can only assume that her conservative views were somehow offensive o their terms of service.
Their liberal stance is becoming well known. The second issue is that Twitter, Facebook, and Google are becoming the new Town Square. if there is no free speech there, what recourse do conservatives have? Is regulation in the future?
As Written By Rick Moran for the American Thinker:
The Twitter account of respected journalist and PJ Media Washington editor Bridget Johnson was suspended a week ago. Despite repeated efforts to discover why, Twitter has remained silent.
Paula Bolyard of PJ Media:
According to Twitter’s Help Center, there are two types of suspension – a temporary timeout that results in reinstatement in a matter of hours, and a second, much more serious “permanent” suspension. Bridget’s appears to be the latter. The company did not flag a particular tweet that was problematic and her request for an appeal has gone unanswered.
While many Twitter users engage in abusive behavior on the platform, Bridget does not. Nor does she brawl with other users or engage in flame wars. She’s a veteran journalist who, prior to joining the PJM team, worked at The Hill, the Rocky Mountain News, and the Los Angeles Daily News. She is an NPR contributor and has also been published at USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, National Review Online, Politico, the New York Daily News, The Jerusalem Post, the New York Observer, The Washington Times, and RealClearWorld. Bridget is a respected terror analyst and is known for her fact-based, impartial reporting.
So why was she suspended from Twitter? That remains a mystery. Hundreds of Twitter users have tweeted their support for her, expressing their astonishment that she was summarily removed from the platform without explanation……..
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