Skip to comments.“If I wanted America to fail” video-maker suspended from Twitter after video goes viral
Posted on 04/23/2012 6:22:59 PM PDT by Ballygrl
If I wanted America to fail video goes viral, but Twitter suspends
By Michelle Malkin April 23, 2012 08:34 PM
This weekend, a video produced by Free Market America went live on YouTube and it is racking up nationwide hits. Deservedly so. The Earth Day-timed message is compelling and extremely relevant this campaign season. As the group writes: The environmental agenda has been infected by extremism its become an economic suicide pact. And were here to challenge it.
For some reason still unknown, Twitter suspended the groups account. Theyve tried to get answers about the cause of the suspension. But no replies. Adam Bitely at NetRightDaily notes:
for some strange reason, Twitter silenced the official account for the new Americans for Limited Government project Free Market America. The account, @FreeMarket_US, went live a few days before Earth Day and was slowly picking up steam.
On Earth Day, the official website for Free Market America was launched and [its] Facebook and Twitter components started to come to life as well. The first video put out by Free Market America, If I wanted America to fail, got over 120,000 hits in less than 36 hours!
But you would never know that if you tried to follow the Twitter pageit was suspended by Twitter midway through the day on Earth Day!
After numerous attempts to contact Twitter and see what the story was behind the suspension, we still have received no reason why the account was suspended.
When it comes to using Twitter as a tool for promoting your political cause, you better hope that Twitter approves of your message or else you will be censored. So watch out, you could be next!
We would greatly appreciate if you could help our cause to figure out why Free Market America is being censored. Please Tweet the following message: Why has @Twitter suspended @FreeMarket_US? #Censorship
This is just bizarre. The Kill Zimmerman account was left untouched for weeks before finally being taken down. What is Free Market America guilty of? Advocating free markets. Is that against Twitter terms of service?
Ill update with any word from Twitter about the suspension.
Now, wouldn’t it be a hoot of someone started a competing twitter, say, out of Iceland? With a slightly longer message length, say, 256?
I know some Icelanders who’d be all over it ;).
[Maybe there’s a bias here. ]
And it’s going to get worse - before it can get better.
Send the link out to your email group and/or put it on facebook. It will get a lot more exposure.
Does twitter have any competitors?
it reminded me of all the flack Rush took from media when he said I hope Obama fails with his agenda.
This video highlights Obama's actions to make us fail.
Twitter suspended his account for making that video? Good thing he didn’t REALLY offend Twitter. Who knows what they would have done if he had done something REALLY bad, like threatening to kill a judge!
Good News, Twitter reinstated the account. @FreeMarket_US
Excellent video! Nails the progressive agenda to a wall! If The Twits censored it then we now know their agenda!
The video needs a thread all its own on FR!
Not a bad idea
They probably got their orders from Washington
So does youtube.
Sent that one out and about!
Twitter must operate under all sorts of governmental regulations etc etc - sounds like a lawsuit to me - equal treatment, freedom of speech, civil rights violation - if it’s offered to the public it should be open to the entire public, or shut down.....
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Fantastic. Let’s hope this plays many times where the American people see what has been done to this once great nation by this committed Marxist in the WH. This is the most important election of our lifetimes. Don’t waste your vote and don’t stay home and let the collectivists have their way.
Everything, so far, is backfiring. lol