Twitter: No Friend of Truth and Justice

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by Paul Murano  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  February 14, 2020   

CM’s own David Nussman testifies to platform's blatant discrimination

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(Caution: graphic content) It is common knowledge that there is a growing pattern of discrimination that the big social media outlets have been perpetrating against Christians and social conservatives. Even the head of Facebook knows there's a problem. Speaking about the inherent bias that most people employed by these outlets share, Mark Zuckerburg, Chairman and CEO of Facebook, Inc., admitted in a U.S. Senate hearing that the Silicon Valley is an "extremely left-leaning place."

Good people teaching or defending truth have found themselves warned, and ultimately banned from such platforms as Facebook, Youtube, Vimeo, and Twitter. One of these people is Church Militant's David Nussman, who was permanently banned from Twitter last week for posting a photo of an aborted baby to a thread by Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. 

"I first realized I was suspended from Twitter last week, when I logged in and saw a little blue box near the bottom of the screen saying my account was suspended and [I was] not permitted to perform this or that," Nussman explained. 

Nussman is no stranger to "Twitter jail." Being a fearless defender of the unborn, three to four thousand of whom are brutally killed every day in this country, he realizes that while hearing the truth might convince the rare intellectual, only seeing the truth will change minds and hearts of many who claim the mantra of "pro-choice."

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"I have been temporarily suspended, or otherwise put in 'Twitter jail' two or three times before," Nussman said. "One time, it was a one-week suspension solely for using the word 'retarded' in a snarky sort of way when someone tried to imply that free speech is the fabrication of privileged white males," he explained.

"In another case, I was suspended for sharing an image of an abortion victim and saying something nasty to someone who identifies as 'pro-choice' but still claims to be a conservative," he said.

Nussman regrets that post, thinking he may have gone a little too far. "That suspension was justified, I think, because I definitely let my emotions get the better of me and said stuff that was needlessly harsh and insulting," he admitted. "I seem to recall one other instance where I couldn't use my account until I deleted an image of an abortion victim I had posted."

This week Twitter struck again, with a permanent ban. At first it took Nussman by surprise. He had written nothing sexually explicit or verbally abusive. He spoke no vulgarity and showed nothing that was not directly pertinent to his discussions. Knowing that Twitter and other social media allow corpses to be shown when pertinent to the discussion at hand, Nussman thought he was doing nothing different. Twitter disagreed.

"The permanent suspension this week caught me completely off guard," he said, "especially because initially I didn't know what specific 'offense' I committed." Since time had elapsed from the alleged offense, it was even more perplexing. "The permanent suspension came quite a while after the initial tweet," he said, "so I didn't put two and two together. ... I was absolutely stupefied as to why my account was suspended."

The permanent suspension this week caught me completely off guard.

Nussman eventually found the Twitter notice in his spam box. "That was when I discovered it was because of my pro-life reply to Bernie Sanders — which happened more than two weeks prior."

Nussman's reply, which simply illustrated pictorially exactly what an abortion is — offered by Nussman to bring clarity on the object of the discussion — was not appreciated by the Twitter decision-makers. Yet, it was appreciated by many following the discussion. "My reply had 5,600 'likes' and 533 retweets," he said.

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The photograph that got David Nussman banned

In the course of the past week, he has repeatedly tried to appeal his suspension, but to no avail.

He also noticed something suspicious, which could have contributed to Twitter's radical decision. "It looks like some sort of politicized group (in India) that conspires to report people's tweets in the hopes of getting them suspended ... sent a celebratory tweet [that] also referred to me as a 'woman-abuser' and a 'hate-monger.' Apparently, these people think opposing mass murder (of the unborn) is equivalent to being a sexist or committing domestic abuse," Nussman said.

As for the question of showing dead human beings on the social media platform, Nussman observed:

The political Left regularly shows pictures of deceased immigrants' corpses to argue against the Trump administration's immigration policies. These pictures are allowed to remain, but a picture of a deceased baby's corpse is banned. If the Left really believes the fetus is just a clump of cells, then why is a dead fetus considered more graphic than a dead adult?

Logical questions like this tend not to receive answers by the social media giants, whose tendency is to see the world through the lens of the progressive Left — leading them to censor equivalent posts from a conservative point of view as "hate speech."

When asked what he may have learned from this social media experience, Nussman reflected on how Twitter simply mirrors America's larger culture of death today.

"The mass murder of unborn babies is probably the worst evil happening in this country," he said. "Even the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, easily criticized for waffling on pro-life issues, maintains that abortion is the 'pre-eminent priority' for America's Catholics today."

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