It seems that a section of the Twitterverse has has their jimmies rustled by the perma-banning of someone by the name of “Baked Alaska” – most notably by a lot of Trump-ites and MAGA-types, all wailing and gnashing their teeth about “Free Speech is under attack!”
Oh, cry me a river, already. Just a few weeks ago, notorious political hack Roger Stone got perma-banned from Twitter, and was threatening to sue Twitter for hundreds of millions of dollars – yours truly managed to take out one of many of Stone’s other Twitter Accounts he had scurried away:
Score one for us good guys. It’s ironic that Stone called notorious white supremecist and generally evil person Chuck C. “Rage Furby” Johnson batshit crazy and insane, who himself had dozens of Twitter accounts yanked out from under him, and not be aware of this reality.
But, as the great philosopher Ron White says – “Ya can’t fix stupid”:
And still, you get folks who still insist that Twitter is still violating their First Amendment Rights somehow. It’s amazing.
It makes me wonder if any of these people even bothered to actually read what the First Amendment actually says. Well, in case they didn’t, here it is:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Now I don’t know about you, but it seems pretty clear to me that this is a constraint on the US Federal Government, not private corporations – like Twitter is. And let’s also not forget that when one signs up for Twitter, you AGREE to their “Terms Of Service” in order to use Twitter. Now, if you don’t AGREE to their Terms of Service, you just don’t get to use Twitter. And that’s that.