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Lisa Boothe Highlights the Irony of Big Tech Fighting 'Fascism' by Silencing Free Speech

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Fox News contributor Lisa Boothe highlighted the irony of politicians supporting companies like Twitter shutting down political speech in the name of protecting the American people.

“Imagine thinking you are fighting fascism by silencing your political opponents,” Boothe tweeted on Tuesday.

She followed up that tweet with another tagging Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.

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Twitter made the decision in the aftermath of last week’s Capitol Hill riot to at first suspend and later completely shut down President Donald Trump’s Twitter account.

The Associated Press reported Tuesday that Twitter says it had removed 70,000 accounts that the social media company claimed “engaged in sharing harmful QAnon-associated content at scale and were primarily dedicated to the propagation of this conspiracy theory across the service.”

Additionally, “Twitter said it’s also stepping up enforcement measures and starting Tuesday it will limit the spread of posts that violate its civic integrity policy by preventing anyone from replying to, liking or retweeting them. The policy prohibits attempts to manipulate elections and spread misleading info about their results, with repeated violations resulting in permanent suspension,” according to the AP.

Boothe was among many conservative media personalities who noticed their Twitter followers falling by tens of thousands in recent days.

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The Daily Caller social media director Logan Hall tweeted his outlet lost approximately 70,000 followers, adding the “purge was bigger and broader than what twitter wants to admit.”

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Washington Examiner chief political correspondent and Fox News contributor Byron York had a similar experience.

In a leaked video posted by Project Veritas on Thursday, Dorsey revealed his company’s plans to ban more users, well beyond Trump’s account, @realDonaldTrump.

“We know we are focused on one account right now, but this is going to be much bigger than just one account, and it’s going to go on for much longer than just this day, this week, the next few weeks, going on beyond inauguration,” Dorsey said. “We have to expect that. We have to be ready for that.”

“So the focus is certainly on this account and how it ties to real-world violence, but also we need to think much longer-term around how these dynamics play over time,” he added.

“And the moves that we’re making today around QAnon for instance, one such example of a much broader approach that we should be looking at and going deeper on,” Dorsey said.

Boothe pointed out on Fox News’ “Special Report” on Thursday the evidence coming to light that the attacks on the Capitol were pre-planned and therefore not incited by Trump’s remarks.

“In light of reports and concerns that the events of January 6 were premeditated and coordinated, also looking at the fact that there were pipe bombs planted at the RNC and the DNC also undercut this narrative that the speech President Trump gave on January 6 was directly responsible for the unfolding events that we saw that day,” she said.

“Further, if the language that he used is directly responsible for inciting violence, many of the Democrats and many members of Congress who voted to impeach President Trump this week would be guilty of inciting violence by the same exact measure,” Boothe added.

She offered the examples of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who described the 2016 presidential election as “hijacked.”

Further, Democrat Rep. Maxine Waters of California called on her supporters in 2018 to harass Trump administration officials and “make a crowd” wherever they encountered them in public and tell them “they are not welcome.”

“Our election was hijacked. There is no question. Congress has a duty to #ProtectOurDemocracy & #FollowTheFacts,” Pelosi tweeted in May 2017.

Boothe tagged Dorsey in a reply tweeting, “How does this stand @jack? Hypocrites, all of them.”

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