Last Updated on February 17, 2022
Twitter has temporarily suspended a number of conservative journalists for tweeting out the phrase “Kyle Rittenhouse did nothing wrong.”
Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17 year old who is accused of shooting three antifa members in Kenosha in self-defence, has received condemnation from the mainstream media, at the same time as praise from conservatives across the board. However, Big Tech are quickly shutting down any positive messages about Rittenhouse across the board.
On Wednesday, Facebook declared that it would no longer allow any posts in support of Rittenhouse, declaring that his actions counted as “mass murder,” despite the fact that there has been no court judgement on the incidents.
Twitter shortly followed suit with bans and suspensions. Dan Lyman, InfoWars’s Europe correspondent, was suspended from Twitter on Thursday for tweeting that “Kyle Rittenhouse did nothing wrong,” adding that he is a “national hero.”
Another hero @CitizenAnalyst suspended for stating an opinion that also happens to be entirely true.
There must be an algorithm looking for this particular phrase.
Be careful out there, fellas. The robots are on the hunt! pic.twitter.com/Ss7NJlinjP
— Harrison Hill Smith (@Harrison_of_TX) September 3, 2020
Lyman spoke exclusively to National File, saying that the charging of Rittenhouse was a “watershed moment in this nation’s turbulent trajectory”:
Video evidence indicated the young man had likely acted in self-defense as violent anarchists threatened his very existence, and the case for his innocence – and heroism – has only grown stronger. Big Tech seems to feel similarly, as the technocrat overlords have decreed that anyone who defends Rittenhouse – including his lawyers – must be swiftly silenced. It is imperative that patriots continue to counter-signal the globalist narrative on their turf. We can’t simply slink away to friendlier alternative platforms, which are effectively echo chambers. My message to all fellow thought criminals: Keep fighting. Stay optical. Have back-up plans. Continue to jam the mainstream frequencies with truth, facts, and evidence.
It follows the suspension of Gateway Pundit’s Cassandra Fairbanks, for tweeting exactly the same phrase just last week. Fairbanks was suspended for 12 hours back on August 30th. “It’s reprehensible and shocking that social media platforms have taken it upon themselves to take away innocence until proven guilty,” Fairbanks told National File. “Kyle Rittenhouse did nothing wrong and we should be allowed to say so.”
— Neanderthal Scholar Poso (@JackPosobiec) August 30, 2020
Pedro Gonzalez, the Assistant Editor at American Greatness, also was subject to a Twitter suspension. “Unlike all of the criminals and drug addicts the media portrays as ‘good boys who didn’t do anything wrong’, Kyle Rittenhouse actually is that,” Gonzalez tweeted. “The kid is a hero.”
Speaking to National File, Gonzalez complained that Republicans have done nothing to address censorship and violations of the First Amendment, saying “The Republican Party promised to take the censorship fight to Silicon Valley. But things have actually worsened for dissidents, censorship has increased.”
“We need leaders who are willing to take on the masters of the universe, because when Google, Facebook, and Twitter can brazenly drive the course of political life with impunity, you no longer have a democracy,” said Gonzalez.
It seems likely that Twitter may have set up an auto-filter for any tweets referencing Rittenhouse as a “hero” or “not doing anything wrong.” Rittenhouse’s attorney, Lin Wood, who represented the Covington school kids in their recent libel case, was also targeted for suspension.