Gab, a Twitter alternative, was kicked off the web by its hosting provider Joyent on Oct. 29 for having allowed Robert Bowers to post. Bowers murdered 11 persons two days before during Shabbat services at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh. He also wounded seven others, including four police officers.
Anyway outrage ensued; Gab was removed and virtue was signaled.
Which brings us to the latest regarding Twitter. Saudi prince and billionaire Alwaleed bin Talal was a major investor in Twitter. In 2015, he owned 34.9 million shares in it which put him ahead of CEO and co-founder Jack Dorsey.
Alwaleed was arrested in the Kingdom on Nov. 4, 2017 and held for three months with freedom coming as part of a financial deal with the higher ups in the Saudi family.
What was the deal? Did it involve something with Twitter? Did it involve something leading to the Oct. 2 death at the Saudi embassy in Turkey of his friend journalist Jamal Kashoggi?
Soon after Kashoggi’s brutal death it was revealed that Saudi Arabia has created a massive Twitter “troll army” to sway public opinion especially in the Mideast.
And today (Nov. 7) it was reported that journalist Turki Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Jasser was tortured to death in a Saudi jail for criticizing the ruling family via a secret Twitter account. How did the tyrants learn of the account? Via spies at Twitter’s regional headquarter in Dubai.
How many Saudi spies have infiltrated Twitter? How much do they interfere with our elections? Sounds like a dangerous H8 site to us. Perhaps Twitter should be banned from the web.
That last sentence was sarcasm but it illustrates the poison of political correctness and the hypocrisy of virtue-signaling double standards.