The New York Times wants Twitter censorship, so long as it’s their type of censorship.

This is what liberal hypocrisy looks like, censorship is good, but only when it advances their agenda.

In the NYT editorial, the author writes about wanting to create some sort of rating system where users can report “hate speech” and apply a warning label of sorts to Twitter accounts that produce dubious content.

But that type of system could produce the same problem many have found on Facebook, where anonymous complaints over otherwise harmless posts suddenly result in the loss of a page or an account.

Several liberal “internet Antifa” groups have already ganged-up on what kind of content they deem as “unacceptable.”

From Breitbart:

A New York Times op-ed calls on Twitter to “issue badges of status or of shame based on signals about how people actually use, or abuse, Twitter.”

In the article, titled “Twitter, It’s Time to End Your Anything-Goes Paradise,” author Farhad Manjoo pretends Twitter is a free-speech friendly platform, before calling on the company to give up this alleged support for the First Amendment.

“It’s time for Twitter to scrap one of its founding principles: the idea that it is an anything-goes paradise, where anyone who signs up for a voice on its platform is immediately and automatically given equal footing with everyone else, and where even the vilest, most hateful and antisocial behavior should be tolerated,” Manjoo declared.

“At the core of this problem is confusion over what kind of network Twitter should be.

Twitter’s founders always talk about the service as a kind of public square, where everyone should be able to have a more or less unfettered voice,” he complains. Instead, Manjoo believes Twitter should adopt a system where some voices are more equal than others.

“Twitter should begin to think of itself, and its users, as a community, and it should look to the community for determining the rights of people on the platform,” Manjoo suggests.

“The better you used the service — where ‘better’ is determined, as much as possible, based on how others react to your account — the more status you’d earn, and the more you’d be allowed to do.”

Last year, Manjoo called on Google to hide information about Hillary Clinton’s declining health, while in May he branded Silicon Valley the “center of anti-Trump resistance.”

Here is what he tweeted during the campaign:

“Go online and put down, ‘Hillary Clinton illness,’ and take a look at the videos yourself.”

This is in response to what Rudy Giuliani said on Fox News, during an argument about how sick Clinton really was during the 2016 campaign.

Manjoo of the Times called for Google to “fix” the problem of the search results, fearing it would hurt the Democratic nominee:

“Google should fix this. It shouldn’t give quarter to conspiracy theorists.”

Or at least to those theorists who disagree with him.

Despite Manjoo’s claims that Twitter has an obsession with free speech, the platform frequently suspends and sanctions dissident users, many who are conservative.

This month, Roger Stone’s “Stone Cold Truth” account, center-left commentator Bunty King, and Sam Hyde’s comedy group Million Dollar Extreme were all permanently suspended from the platform, while anti-Islam commentator Tommy Robinson and journalist Laura Loomer were stripped of their verification badges.

The suspension of Stone Cold Truth comes after Roger Stone’s own suspension from the platform in October after he insulted CNN anchors.

In September, Twitter also suspended two popular right-wing transgender commentators, Theryn Meyer and Michelle Catlin.

Last week, Twitter announced that they would start sanctioning users for their offline behavior as well.”

That’s right, the website Verge reports that Twitter now plans to do at least some monitoring of verified users’ offline behavior as well—to determine whether they are consistent with their rules while not on social media.

Verge says:

“If it isn’t, users can lose their [verification] badges. And so a hypothetical verified user who tweeted nothing but pictures of kittens but organized Nazi rallies for a living could now retain his tweeting privileges, but lose his verification badge,” they explained.

In their own article, Mashable added that Twitter has “given users until December 18, 2017, when it will then begin enforcing the rule.”

What do you think? Is it possible that the political left will not be happy until they have complete control of all social media?

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