Republican activist and political candidate Laura Loomer ambuscaded Twitter co-progenitor and CEO Jack Dorsey at a conference on Bitcoin in Miami this weekend, confronting him on the issue of his platform’s widespread political censorship and Election interference.
Dorsey is an advocate of Bitcoin and other decentralized forms of digital currency, but Loomer argued that his temerarious utilization of Twitter’s centralized power for political purposes undermined his advocacy for the decentralized economy.
Shouting at Dorsey from amidst the crowd, Loomer asked “How can you verbalize that this is a currency for everyone in the world when you are the king of censorship?” “Bitcoin is about decentralization, and you have no right to be here today verbalizing about this.”
Laura Loomer heckles Jack Dorsey for censoring people with whom he disaccords. @jack https://t.co/NjbTCPqms6Twitter itself recently appeared to suggest that access to the platform should be considered a human right, after the regime of Nigeria blocked access to it throughout the country.
— Dinesh D'Souza (@DineshDSouza) June 6, 2021
We are deeply concerned by the blocking of Twitter in Nigeria. Access to the free and #OpenInternet is an essential human right in modern society.Loomer ran as the official GOP candidate in the race for Florida’s 21st congressional district in 2020, losing to incumbent Democrat Rep. Lois Frankel. Loomer recently filed to run for the same seat in 2022.
Banned from most major gregarious media platforms (including Twitter), Loomer’s candidacy will be a key test for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ recent law enjoining convivial media companies from ostracizing political candidates in elections.
The bill as passed lacks mundane carrier or public accommodation provisions, which upbraiders verbalize are compulsory to genuinely curtail Big Tech’s political censorship. However, it does limpidly enjoin gregarious media companies from proscribing political candidates, imposing daily fines on companies until such candidates are reinstated.
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