The Ballad of ExJon: A Convo with Jon Gabriel

 

We had a blast talking with Jon Gabriel on The Urbane Cowboys Podcast. It was very kind of him to take time to appear on our little show. We discussed the latest in Twitter’s recent spate of suspending and deplatforming people like Laura Loomer, Meghan Murphy, and Jesse Kelly. (Jon wrote about it here).

It’s my contention that Twitter’s reinstatement of Jesse Kelly was a success for free speech and the free markets. Consumers flexed their muscles to call for Kelly to be reinstated. Twitter responded. Although Twitter arguably mishandled the situation, this demonstrates that it’s not necessary for the government to step in and regulate the content of social media platforms.

[I tried to get Jon to call for Stephen Miller’s suspension from Twitter for calling for an unprovoked war against peaceful Canada. But he didn’t bite.]

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  1. Member

    The thing that disturbs me the most is that we allow them to frame the debate. They call anyone who isn’t a Democrat “far-right” or “alt-right” (whatever that means), and all Conservative ideas are “pernicious,” and it’s seeped into the public consciousness. I do think (and hope) that Twitter and Facebook are digging their own graves the more they do this stuff.

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    • December 3, 2018 at 1:42 pm
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  2. Chief

    Thanks for having me on the show!

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    • December 4, 2018 at 11:41 am
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