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The Censorship of Free Speech in America

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We are witnessing censorship on a level never before seen in the United States of America. After suspending President Donald J. Trump’s Facebook page indefinitely on Thursday, on Friday, Twitter permanently suspended the president’s account due to “the risk of further incitement of violence.”

After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence.https://t.co/CBpE1I6j8Y

— Twitter Safety (@TwitterSafety) January 8, 2021

In explaining its suspension of the president’s account, Twitter stated it warned on Wednesday that additional violations of the Twitter Rules would potentially result in this very course of action. The social media giant apparently reached their decision on Friday after the president tweeted, “The 75,000,000 great American Patriots who voted for me, AMERICA FIRST, and MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN, will have a GIANT VOICE long into the future. They will not be disrespected or treated unfairly in any way, shape or form!!!” Then a short time later, he tweeted he would not be attending the Inauguration on January 20th.

President Trump’s Twitter suspension is the latest in a new wave of extraordinary censorship that began on Friday with the deletion by Facebook of Brandon Straka‘s #WalkAway Campaign page from its site. Straka, who has amassed over half a million followers on his page, indicated that his Facebook group and his personal account were shut down Friday morning. He said, “Over half a million people in #WalkAway with hundreds of thousands of testimonial videos and stories is GONE.” Along with removing the page,

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