Andy Ngo, the Post Millennial’s editor-at-large, tweeted:
“The violent extremist #Antifa collective @crimethinc is currently suspended. The transnational organization functions similarly to ISIS, producing propaganda and training materials in order to radicalize members toward violence. Despite the fact that the main account has been suspended, they maintain a dozen secondary accounts.”
This action is part of Musk’s ongoing efforts to modify Twitter’s content control standards. He previously stated that eradicating child porn from the network is “priority #1.”
“Violence incitement will result in instant ban,” the CEO stated. As a result, other accounts were suspended.
In retaliation, other Antifa-aligned groups threatened Tesla dealers with fire assaults.
According to the Post Millennial:
“In 2021, CrimethInc sponsored a GoFundMe campaign that raised thousands of dollars after a fire destroyed their mail-order building where extremist texts were produced in downtown Olympia, Washington.”
“In the aftermath of the BLM riots in 2020, CrimethInc emerged as a notable Antifa activist group, causing up to 30 deaths, many injuries, and over $1 billion in damage.”
What are the chances of this happening under Twitter’s previous leadership? Sure, they were enthusiastic about outlawing right-wing organizations. The company’s censoring team decided to ban former President Trump from the platform for allegedly instigating the unrest at the United States Capitol Building on January 6. However, Antifa accounts, as well as others calling for violence, were permitted to remain.
The banning of CrimethInc represents yet another sign that, under Musk, the company’s standards will be consistently followed, regardless of politics. Political affiliation is not being used as a basis for suspensions or permanent banning, which is as it should be.
This revelation will not endear Musk to the hard left, who openly or covertly advocate left-wing violence. Indeed, one user stated that they “have little motive to stick around when the idea I center my entire self around has been suppressed,” and advised others to “move to #Mastadon.”
However, it will become even more interesting if Twitter’s content moderation policy is followed consistently, even for minor transgressions. This is when lefties will truly be feeling the heat because they will no longer be able to participate in content that would typically be blocking the conservatives. We should expect even more complaining and caterwauling when they realize they will no longer have the protection they did before Musk.
Author: Steven Sinclair