Truth Social Exclusion Another Example of Google Censoring ‘Bad Thinking’

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U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “Google says Truth Social must clean up act before gracing Android App Store,” Reason reported on August 31. “[T]he Twitter-esque social media platform launched by former President Donald Trump, is being barred from the Google Play store over content moderation concerns.”

In denying an app based on its own politically motivated content censorship motives, the predominant global tech giant’s position requires adding search steps to access the new platform. And its rationale, that Truth Social is “not effectively moderating threats of violence,” is a de facto reputational smear.

Barring the ability to “cancel” the Trump site outright, Google is doing what it can to discourage people from accessing it. And that’s part of a pattern.

Case in point is Christian news site WND,  a pioneering 25-year-old internet venture dismissed by “progressive” media as a conspiracy site while it kneejerk ignores, suppresses and disparages extensive documentation supporting investigative journalism findings.

“Warning,” Google alerts web searchers trying to access WND from its search engine. “Visiting this website may harm your computer!”

Speaking from personal experience, Google’s censorship of documented reporting is why I was compelled to remove my The War on Guns blog from Blogger and seek out new digs. And I’ve been documenting for some time the dwindling number of hits from Google’s modified algorithm, to where none of my AmmoLand articles, which used to be prioritized, appear on the first page of a search on the “News” tab. And that’s despite much diligent behind-the-scenes work on optimizing SEO visibility.

But back to Truth Social, which raises an interesting point about double standards and hypocrisy:

“As our users know, Truth Social is building a vibrant, family-friendly environment that works expeditiously to remove content that violates its Terms of Service – which independent observers have noted are among the most robust in the industry. By contrast TMTG notes that this viral, four-year-old tweet threatening nuclear war on law-abiding citizens remains up on Twitter for Android without consequence.”

They were referring to the infamous Eric Swalwell tweet, wherein the gun-grabbing Chicom honeypot dipper, who advocates for government to “go after resisters” of government gun bans, threatened that resistance is futile because “The government has nukes.”

Protests that he didn’t mean what he said literally ring hollow because, like so many “progressives,” this character doesn’t have an original thought in his head.  Some of us were documenting gun-grabbers promoting the “nuclear option” a decade ago, and I’d first heard it over a decade before that from a pair of Los Angeles morning talk radio idiots.

Speaking of idiots, Joe Biden decided to build on an unoriginal idea by adding Hellfire missiles and F-15s into the mix against which our mere “AK-47s” would be useless. And he repeated the threat in his August 30 tyranny fest in Wilkes-Barre, where he also repeated his long-since debunked lies about not being able to buy a machinegun or a cannon. In any case, here’s something I’d like to ask him and everyone who resorts to a “shock and awe” dismissal:

Flesh out how an “F-15” is going to be used against millions of armed Americans who will not disarm. Do you really want to escalate this to taking out families and neighbors, you maniac? And it’s curious, how you disparage Constitutionalists as “right-wing” while sneering out the word “brave” and proposing what you perceive to be a riskless mass slaughter of them and everyone they love.

It’s curious that, in all his railing against American citizens being armed, Biden chose not to mention how his son Hunter is getting administration cover on evidence for not one but two federal “gun felonies.” It’s also glaringly hypocritical of him, in light of his deliberate open border policies and his partnership with the ruling administration during Operation Fast and Furious “gunwalking,” to assert Mexico’s “biggest complaint is gun trafficking across the southern border…”

The ludicrous lies in his speech appear nonstop (“Do you realize the bullet out of an AR-15 travels five times as rapidly as a bullet shot out of any other gun, five times…”) but the kicker goes back to his “For God’s sake, what’s the rationale for these weapons outside of a warzone?” wail.

Hey, what’s the whole point of the Second Amendment, and the Supreme Court’s 80+-year-old recognition that it is supposed to protect “ordinary military equipment … that …  could contribute to the common defense.” And just who’s threatening who here?

Does anyone see Google “moderating threats of violence” when they come from a regime that’s implementing radical social changes being pushed by the global elites? Does everyone see the way cultural conquerors are doing the censorship job that the government cannot get away with (yet)? And is no one concerned that these alien-minded punishers of “wrong thinking” and gatekeepers of “right thinking” feel confident enough to publicly drop the mask and distance themselves from the “Don’t be evil” pledge they initially found helpful in gaining public trust (and political concessions on “content providing,” with content denial conveniently left unaddressed)?

If anyone is interested, I’ve recently opened a Truth Social account. I know a lot of you want nothing to do with “social media,” but here’s my take:

If you’re serious about effective activism, very few of us can do it and ignore social media. Just think of it as advocacy media. We should all be on it and we should all use it to share information we get value from—stuff like pending bills, to contact legislators (they all have accounts), to alert our friends … and to share articles we think will help educate and are needed to correct media disinformation.

I invite those who believe in the right of the people to keep and bear arms to check the platform out and join me or others of like mind in some wrong thinking.


About David Codrea:

David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating/defending the RKBA and a long-time gun owner rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament. He blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” is a regularly featured contributor to Firearms News, and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.

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Bobtail

I’m sick of both sides. Mushrooms need to start sprouting in DC.

2A Gun Guy

Bravo David! Great Article

Green Mtn. Boy

Eff google,Eff twiter and Eff Meta/Facebook,Eff them all.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyFnLqJx-uU

musicman44mag

Still the left is accusing the right of exactly what they are doing only on a larger scale. Now it has not only been implemented by the upper command and backed by the news media, but it has stretched its arm out to include Christians by the liar and thief’s own words, uncle joe kamalatoe obiden. All his accusations of the right are exactly what the left is doing, again!!!!! This should nullify his oath that he took and he should be impeached because he took an oath on the bible ( King James cover and a Koran inside I… Read more »

Nurph

It’s all right out of the playbook entitled, “Rules for Radicals” by Saul Alinsky.

Oldvet

impeachment has to start by taking control of the House and Senate !
Get out the vote , there is no better reason to get off your ass and vote !

Oldvet

mm44 that’s not to you personally

Bigfootbob

I agree, dump these commies. I’ve mentioned this in previous posts. Start using Duck Duck Go as your browser, never use Google. It’s going to take a minute or two to move your bookmarks, but trust me, you’ll see benefits immediately. And you aren’t making the commies who hate you rich. Get a Rumble account, especially if you’re a content producer. The YouTube channel is owned by Alphabet, Google’s parent company. Time to stop funding people who hate us. Also, find a different outfit for payment processing, if you use Stripe, Square or PayPal they’ll cut you off once you… Read more »

MP71

Conservative talk show host Dan Bongino recently started a Pay Pal alternative he’s calling Parallel Economy.
There is also a separate app called Public Square that acts as a directory for patriots to find non woke businesses that support traditional American values.

Pa John

I often recommend that people at least change their current browser’s default search engine to DuckDuckGo if they don’t want to change browsers, AND, to be certain to install the “DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials” which are a free browser extension / add-on which does a pretty good job of blocking all the usual trackers and whatnot. You will then sometimes see little images on various webpages all over the internet, that say something like “DuckDuckGo blocked this image to prevent Facebook from tracking you”, in place of the garbage that would be there otherwise. (I have never subscribed to Facebook or… Read more »

MP71

Something for all the lefties who cheer cheer when politicians threaten their neighbors to consider:

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Ansel Hazen

GAB seemed like it was poised to be the platform that would deliver commentary free from censorship. Trump was invited to have an account but never took up Andrew Torba’s invitation. Once I saw Trump was hell bent on creating his own platform my concern that it would just result in that platform limiting commentary critical of DJT kept me from even checking it out. I’m banned on Twatter and Town Hall for my outspoken statements directed at what needs to be done to rid this country of communist scum. It should be noted they reflect the same opinion held… Read more »

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Grigori

From what I understand, Truth Social is censored as bad as some of the lefty stuff. Ditto Brietbart, and many other so-called “conservative” sites. Personally, I think both sides and their social media are closer to being on each-others’ sides than they are on the side of “The People”.

Bigfootbob

You’re listening to someone with an agenda. I’ve seen no censorship, quite the contrary, follow DJT and you’ll see lots of diverse opinions posted at TruthSocial. You should get an account and delete Fakebook off of your machines. I did six years ago this month, I don’t miss it one iota. Just like I don’t miss the NFL/NBA/MLB anymore.

Grigori

I have heard this from several conservative people. Supposedly, if you are not fawning and worshipful of Trump and/or their cause du-jour, your comment is deleted. I had facebook for about 3 months, 8-10 years ago, only because I was badgered to join by friends. I found it invasive and annoying and dropped it. Never cared about spectator sports at all. I have an Android phone, so TS is out of the question, even if I did want it.

DIYinSTL

The big problem with Truth Social, and one that Twitter does not have, is that you need to create an account to see what other people are posting. I will not get a Truth, Twitter, Facebook, etc. account to post or even to follow. Simple forums like Ammoland are as close as I will come to having a social media account, David, so keep publishing here and on your own site.

Patriot Solutions

What is it called when a non-free speech site that censors comments like Ammoland is publishing articles about free speech being censored while labeling speech that hurts their feewings as hate speech?

Ammoland is free speech like how the actor is president.

Posted Sept. 3rd. 4:40 am

Last edited 24 days ago by Patriot Solutions
AZ Lefty

POOR LITTLE VICTIM IF ONLY NO TRUTH SOCIAL HAD FOLLOWED THOSE TRULES THEY AGREED TO THEY WOULD NOT HAVE HAD THIS HAPPEN!

IT IS CALLED PERSONAL RESPONSIBILTY NOT THE OTHER GUYS FAULT!

Wild Bill

What are TRULES? Is that some new Gen Z baby talk?

Terry

WB;
Trules = troll rules!

Russn8r

Stop screaming.