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Twitch Suspends Donald Trump’s Account for ‘Hateful Conduct’

To those who think Trump is a fascist, I would point out that in an actual fascist dictatorship the head of state is not subject to censorship. Statist authoritarianism in 2020 Western liberal states is not the 20th century model of totalitarianism. If you want to understand the contemporary model of authoritarianism, read the works of Franz Kafka.

By Samson Amore

The Wrap

President Donald Trump’s Twitch account is temporarily suspended from posting because of “hateful conduct,” Twitch said Monday.

Trump’s Twitch account is another avenue for his campaign to distribute videos of events, including rebroadcasts of older Trump rallies. One of the offending videos was a recording of the now-infamous rally where Trump said Mexico was “sending rapists” to the United States.

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  1. This is utterly insane:

    “Trump’s Twitch account is another avenue for his campaign to distribute videos of events, including rebroadcasts of older Trump rallies. One of the offending videos was a recording of the now-infamous rally where Trump said Mexico was “sending rapists” to the United States.”

    While, strictly speaking, we don’t really believe that “the Mexican government” is actually “sending” “rapists” to the United States, it is nevertheless quite true that of the likely 22 million https://thehill.com/latino/407848-yale-mit-study-22-million-not-11-million-undocumented-immigrants-in-us illegals in America today, probably at least many hundredsof thousands of them are both:
    1. Mexican citizens. AND
    2. Are rapists.

    So, Twitch’s reaction amounts to blocking speech merely because it does not “like” it, rather than being actually false.
    Therefore, I’d say that Trump’s statement is more ‘right’ than is whatever justification Twitch might have claimed for banning Trump.

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