|Daniel McAdams, recipient of a 2018 "Suspended by Twitter" Award|
It is getting very crazy out there.Two more casualties of the Twitter purge of antiwar voices: @ScottHortonShow, the new editorial director of https://t.co/QNAmINHNCX, and @DanielLMcAdams, director of the Ron Paul Institute.— Justin Raimondo (@JustinRaimondo) August 6, 2018
Are you next?
Update from Justin:
Neither @scotthortonshow nor @DanielLMcAdams have been reinstated. You can see their tweets: they can't tweet.
Daniel McAdams emails to explain what went down:
Robert I can give you an update from my perspective regarding what happened:
Yesterday on Twitter, former US diplomat Peter Van Buren (@WeMeantWell) took members of the mainstream media to task for swallowing and printing government lies without even bothering to check them out. He said as a former US government official (turned whistleblower) he also lied to the press on behalf of the government and was astonished that the press swallowed each one, hook, line and sinker.Several corporate media hacks and in particular one employee of an NGO funded by George Soros -- a fellow called Jonathan Katz -- piled on Peter, accusing him of all manner of treachery. When Peter ended one response with a sarcastic reference to zombie attacks - "I hope a MAGA guy eats your face" -- which is obviously a joke, Katz replied that he is reporting Peter for promoting violence.So he and his buddies ganged up on Peter and got him banned. Scott Horton and I were incensed over the ban, which seemed to us totally arbitrary. There was no threat of violence and it was no different than millions of Tweets all the time. So Scott and I both joined in and criticized Katz for running off to the authorities in attempt to get someone banned rather than just walk away from the debate.
Katz then did his usual routine and ran to the authorities and had Scott and me banned. Mine was for, as Twitter informed me, because "you may not promote violence against, threaten, or harass other people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or serious disease." There is no way at all that my Tweet violated the above rule. In no way did I harass or threaten based on those criteria. I merely strongly criticized Katz for running to the authorities to get Peter banned.>