WikiLeaks Threatens Twitter with Competing Platform After Declaring Support for #FreeMilo

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WikiLeaks has threatened Twitter with the creation of another social network after defending Breitbart Tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos over his ban from the site.

“Cyber feudalism: @Twitter founder @Jack banned conservative gay libertarian @nero for speaking the ‘wrong’ way to actress @Lesdoggg,” posted the WikiLeaks Twitter account on Thursday.

“We don’t ban people for expressing their thoughts. Targeted abuse & inciting abuse against people however, that’s not allowed,” replied Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, despite the fact that no evidence has been provided showing Yiannopoulos did any such thing.

“It is time @Twitter got out of the censorship/justice game. Let users create communal filter lists if need be,” replied WikiLeaks, along with another tweet pointing out the hypocrisy of Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones’ incitement for harassment against another user who was mocking her.

After continuing to argue with Dorsey that the current system was unjust, WikiLeaks announced their plans to start a competing social network, stating, “We will start a rival service if this keeps up because @WikiLeaks & our supporters are threatened by a space of feudal justice.”

The announcement reached over 1,000 likes and 700 retweets in just half an hour, and users from all over Twitter replied with excitement at the possibility of a WikiLeaks-run, free speech-focused social network.

Project X star and self-described “disenfranchised socialist” Jonathan Daniel Brown also replied to Dorsey, tweeting,“Dude, you’re lying through your teeth. We’ve seen how Twitter has suppressed pro-Bernie/anti-Hillary material in primaries.”

Dorsey refused to add any more comment on the situation apart from, “all fair points. We are working to get here.”

Charlie Nash is a reporter for Breitbart Tech. You can follow him on Twitter @MrNashington or like his page at Facebook.


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