Twitter is at it again, banning conservatives for the crime of not being extremist liberals. This time they summarily banned a gay, black conservative for posting a video to explain to black Democrats why they are on the wrong side of history.
Benji Irby, a black conservative who was building a growing audience on Twitter and Youtube, decided to post a video explaining to black Democrats why conservatism is the right idea for America.
But only hours after he posted the video to Twitter, he found his account suspended with no explanations whatever.
“I’m a black Trump supporter and political commentator from The Bronx, NYC. Twitter suspended my account indefinitely for no apparent reason on Monday, July 22nd, 2019 after posting an innocuous video reaching out to black Democrats,” Irby said in an email to this reporter.
Irby went on to note that the video was just starting to pick up some hits.
“The video got 7,000 views in 8 hours before Twitter shut it and me down and now all my videos are and followers are gone. I lost EVERYTHING! My whole following that I’ve built over the past two years was through Twitter is GONE! I had to upload all my Twitter videos which got hundreds of thousands of views on that platform to my new YouTube channel that I had just started Friday, July 19th, 2019. I’m literally having to start from zero, from scratch!”
Here is the video in question, entitled “A message of love to black conservatives from a black Republican.”
Irby told us that he put the video on Twitter at 7 PM, and only a short time later that night, he found his account locked. Twitter never explained its banning that night nor has it done so since.
The activist also accused Twitter of another underhanded move:
“Not only did they take away my account, they also made it so that anyone who goes to my account sees it as though I blocked them, creating resentment and confusion among my supporters and viewers. I had suspected that I’d been shadow banned for months now, due to my own followers saying that they weren’t seeing my tweets and that their accounts were unfollowing mine without their permission and even my account would unfollow people on its own and I never complained about it, but this is a bridge too far.”
“I feel as though the big tech companies are doing whatever they can to shut people up from speaking positively about President Trump with the 2020 election coming up, especially black people, because they want to keep the false narrative going that Trump is a racist. My video provided facts and evidence that prove that narrative to be patently false. And for that I believe I was suspended.”
Irby concluded saying, “big tech is going out of their way to not just censor big name conservatives but even smaller, up-and-comers like me. The censorship seems to be getting stronger and stronger, the closer we get to the election.”
Indeed, I was a victim of Twitter’s wrath myself this very week as I explained a few days ago HERE.
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