The Purge Has The Twittersphere In Tatters!

What is Happening on Social Media

It is a day just like any other day; I am humming along on my Twitter beat, cruising for 2,700 followers and feeling pretty good about myself.  Out of nowhere, Twitter deals me a massive blow. My followers start dropping by the hundreds. I frantically check to assure myself I had not lost Roseanne Barr to the purge. Unfortunately, this seems to be a common occurrence lately on Twitter. However, on February 20, 2018, it appeared that there was a ‘Purge’ of sorts happening.

Was Twitter Trying to "Purge" its Platform?

Twitter timelines suddenly filled with hashtags like #TwitterPurge and #TwitterCensorship. Twitter users were outraged at what appeared to be a massacre of hundreds of (mostly conservative) accounts. Decimation of hundreds (and sometimes thousands) of followers, gone in a blink, as one Twitter user said. There were about as many theories to explain what happened as there were lost followers.

Many Twitter Users were Panicked

Some people found themselves locked out of their accounts, forced to verify who they were only to come back to see their follower count had gone down drastically. So naturally, Conserva-Twitter decided it was a targeting of conservative accounts under the guise of ridding the Twittersphere of Russian bots. Not all believe that, but most have decided it was censorship, like Republican Representative from Georgia's 15th district Steven Smith:

Maybe it's time for the @FCC and @AjitPaiFCC to step in here.
— Rep. Steven Smith (@RepStevenSmith) March 17, 2018 

And this guy:

Twitter just locked my account for the fourth or fifth time. They are targeting conservatives and especially hate blacks who expose the evil agenda of the Demokkkrat Party. I won't let the Twidiot Nazis silence my voice or the #MAGA movement. I'm not a bot I'm a Patriot!
— Elder Lansing (@ElderLansing) March 17, 2018 

He has a very valid point. Liberals are taking it hard that African Americans are leaving the Democrat plantation in droves. It seems like logical reasoning that they would try to eliminate the voices that are exposing them. Some people have not got a clue what happened and posted their bafflement along with a request to follow again.

Twitter is at it again! I lost appx 700 followers and am hearing the same for other conservatives!! It is absolutely ridiculous! This is NOT acceptible! If u followed me in the past, pls refollow. @JamesOKeefeIII @cernovich @projectveritas @seanhannity @tuckercarlson @truepundit
— InternetBillOfRights (@InternetBillOfRights) March 17, 2018 

Little Reminder To All The People I Followed! Someone Unfollowed For Me.., My Entire List .. Down To 0 πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Please Know That I Didn't Unfollow .. Somebody Did It Without My Permission 😘😘😘😘😘😘 Please Be Patient ✨πŸ’«✨πŸ’«I Will Follow Back✨πŸ’«✨πŸ’«
— LucySullivan888 (@LucySullivan888) March 17, 2018 

Some people, like this lady, seem to be ok regarding followers, but lost the people she was following.

I've tried to defend Twitter's software bugs, but they really don't have a clue. I'm suddenly down 400+ followers. They are running scared. They don't get that they're going to lose this battle. THIS is the kind of thing that lead to telephone industry regulation. #MAGA
— BlessTheUS (@BlessThe_US) March 17, 2018 

Will We Ever Know the Truth?

There has been some thought that, because of the differing and erratic behavior, it must be a glitch in Twitter's software. However, they still issued defiant tweets in the event that this was a literal purge. So far, no answer from Twitter or Jack Dorsey is forthcoming to set the record straight. However, we can, at least, be proactive, and take Educating Liberals' words to heart and become even stronger in the MAGA movement:

Leave a comment on this post if you were affected by the #TwitterLockOut and we can all start following each other back! Let’s grow even stronger from this. #MAGA πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ’ͺ🏼
— Educating Liberals (@Educating Liberals) March 17, 2018 

In case you were wondering, verified accounts were not spared. Conservative comedian Mudflap McGrew tweeted “Losing followers left and right."

What horse shit! #TwitterLockout. Losing followers left and right.
— Steve Mudflap McGrew (@stevemcgrew) March 17, 2018 

What Do We Do?

The social media platforms are almost unanimously liberal leaning. Where does this leave conservative users? We must fight back! We must not give up our accounts and give into the pressure of the liberals. They want to silence our voice. They want to stop the Red Wave from Rising. If there is anything to be learned from what appears to be non-stop conservative targeting, its that they are aware of how much our voices matter.

Let this be a calling to pull together like never before. Conservative users across all Social media Platform need to band together. There are more of us than they realize. No, we are not bots, we are not fake. We are real; we are here, we are MAGA. Remember- United we Stand, Divided we fall.

Mary Magaline / Writer

I thrive on political dialogue. Communicating truth has a way of cutting through the noise in this world. When there is chaos all round, you will find me grounded in my Christian faith and networking with like-minded friends online. I love President Trump and I want my country back!
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  1. Twitter is treading in dangerous territory. Not only are they facing several lawsuits they are also seeing quite a bit of attrition to other platforms. Great article Mary!

  2. Never thought we would see the day when the voices of conservatives are unacceptable.

  3. fight against Twitter or something new?

  4. it was literally only a matter of time in the push to remove the voice of reason and replace it with socialist groupthink. the most dangerous movement is not one of loud voices, but rather one of silence. band together, spread the word, and let us all chip in and make another social media giant together, with conservatives at the helm, maybe oogle, and Wittier.. we CAN and WILL fight back, harder and stronger, because we stand with GOD.




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