PETITION UPDATE (6/12/20) -
President Trump has signed an important Executive Order which will help to fight online censorship.
And, conservatives in the U.S. are delighted with the President's announcement because, in it, he calls out Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube for "selective censorship that is harming our national discourse."
It is clear from the text that the President is referring to selective censorship wielded almost exclusively against conservatives and Christians.
To support his claims that Big Tech has been guilty of censoring conservative views and voices for years, President Trump referred to a report by MRC's NewsBusters website, which substantiate those claims.
This is an important victory for the MRC-led alliance which was set-up to fight Big Tech online censorship of conservative news and opinion, and of which LifeSite is a member.
"We are delighted to have the President going to bat for conservative free speech," said Scott Schittl, one of LifeSite's campaign coordinators. "We are now counting on further action which will compel, if necessary, Twitter and others to treat conservatives even-handedly."
Until such time as Twitter reinstates our account, however, this petition will remain active.
So, we encourage you to continue to SIGN and SHARE.
Social media giant Twitter has informed LifeSiteNews its account has been locked because of a violation of "Twitter rules."
This draconian measure was taken because of a tweet LifeSite posted in relation to an article about a Canadian, male, gender-confused activist, called Jonathan Yaniv, who is "confused" because a gynecologist has refused to treat him as a patient.
The article, "Trans activist Jonathan ‘Jessica’ Yaniv ‘shocked…confused’ gynaecologist won’t see him" simply quotes Yaniv's own tweets from the middle of last week, where he wrote:
"So a gynaecologist office that I got referred to literally told me today that "we don't serve transgender patients."
And me, being me, I'm shocked.. and confused... and hurt.
Are they allowed to do that, legally? Isn't that against the college practices? @cpsbc_ca"
The article also contextualizes Yaniv's latest, obscene request by informing readers about his other run-ins with reality, namely that the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal (BCHRT) threw out his complaints against beauticians for discriminating against him by not waxing his groin, and awarded $6000.00 against him.
After locking LifeSite's account, Twitter told LifeSiteNews that it could either delete the tweet and continue to use the platform, or appeal.
LifeSiteNews has chosen to not delete its fact-based tweet and totally rejects Twitter's censorship of posting facts.
Twitter's intolerance betrays what billionaire Peter Thiel, himself a homosexual, previously called a totalitarian mindset in Silicon Valley.
Twitter is now trying to force news agencies to report only what is acceptable to their personal, biased views and shutting down balanced, factual reporting on the issues of homosexuality and transgenderism.
This situation is dangerous for our democracy. It is scary. A free press is one of the basic and necessary foundations for a genuinely democratic society. It is in everyone’s interest to fight this type of totalitarianism by the handful of tech giants that are now acting as gate-keepers of all information.