Progressivism’s intolerance towards the truth is reaching downright bizarre proportions, as you can see on Twitter today.
“A man cannot get pregnant” – Twitter regards the affirmation of this biological fact as “incitement to hatred”.
As the digital newspaper La Nueva Razón reports, the professor of legal philosophy and Vox MP Francisco José Contreras was censored by Twitter today because he claimed in a tweet: “A man cannot get pregnant. A man has neither a uterus nor eggs ”. Twitter has classified the mere assertion of this biological fact as “incitement to hatred” and therefore imposed a 12-hour ban on Contreras on his account, which the MP denounced on his Facebook account :
“You can see that this is already fascist biology. Next time I’ll try 2 + 2 = 4 ”, ironized the Vox MP, whose case is a new episode of ideological censorship by a social network with a clear left-wing tendency.
Twitter is also censoring statistics on criminal charges
Twitter’s handling of the conservative Vox party is particularly scandalous. Last February, on the eve of the regional elections in Catalonia, Twitter censored the Vox account in a new interference by the American company in an electoral process in another country. Twitter’s apology in this case was that statistics showing the high percentage of criminal charges against North Africans were also “incitement to hatred.” Apparently, Twitter believes that statistics, like biology, should be censored if they ever contradict the ideological dogmas of progressivism.
Twitter has allowed serious threats against Vox
However, in the days following this ideological censorship, Twitter tolerated messages from left-wing extremists threatening an attack on Vox’s president, Santiago Abascal, as well as messages threatening other members of the Vox party with death. Apparently, for Twitter, giving biological or statistical facts is “hate speech,” but threatening to kill members of a conservative party is not.
Poland and Hungary are preparing to curb such ideological censorship on social networks
Twitter’s efforts to violate the right to freedom of expression in order to enforce the ideological theses of the left have already provoked opposition from some governments. In December, Poland announced a law that would criminalize ideological censorship on social networks. It states that “social network sites may not remove posts or block user accounts at their own discretion, as long as the content posted there does not violate Polish law”. In January Hungary also announced a law similar to that in Poland to protect freedom of expression in social networks and explicitly criticized the censorship of “Christian, conservative and right-wing” opinions by Twitter and Facebook.