The left-wing bias of social media has reared its ugly head again, this time taking down one of the best accounts on Twitter. “Defiant Ls” has been banned for doing absolutely nothing. How do I know they did nothing? Because the account literally never comments on anything it posts.
If you aren't familiar with what I'm talking about, we'll get to that in a second.
Twitter suspended an account that did nothing but screenshot tweets. pic.twitter.com/HSITFW91nw— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) February 16, 2022
So @DefiantLs made the crucial error of screenshotting tweets people on the Left didn't like — and then got suspended for that. Sounds legit.— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) February 16, 2022
What Defiant Ls does, and what makes it so brilliant, is all the account does is screenshot tweets from hypocrites (mostly left-wingers) and puts those contrasting positions side by side. They never comment on the screenshots they post, and they don't encourage harassment of anyone. In fact, by using screenshots instead of quote tweets, Defiant Ls eliminates the direct link to the hypocrite's account.
Here's an example of one of its creations.
In short, it's one of the best accounts on Twitter because the hypocrites in question provide 100 percent of the material for what Defiant Ls does. There can be no claims of bias or “misinformation” in that scenario because all that's being posted are the exact words of the people who contradicted themselves.
Defiant Ls has posted a response, noting the reason for the suspension of the account was “ban evasion.” Yet, how could an account with 350,000 followers, that wasn't banned, be evading a ban? That doesn't even make sense.
Breaking: A message from Defiant L’s who’s account on Twitter was suspended. pic.twitter.com/37enaIJSjM— Eliza (@elizableu) February 16, 2022
All of this is manufactured nonsense. Twitter's petty, authoritarian moderators got their feelings hurt because Defiant Ls had figured out a way to masterfully expose the hypocrisy of the left without having to actually fire a shot of its own. Since the Defiant Ls account never posted any commentary, Twitter needed another reason to get rid of them. It's all so ridiculous.
In the grand scheme of things, yes, it's just a Twitter account being suspended. But it's bigger than that because it's yet another domino falling in Big Tech's quest to quash right-wing creators. Defiant Ls isn't the first, and it won't be the last to be targeted. Eventually, a worthy competitor will have to rise that can neutralize the power of these social media companies. That doesn't exist yet, though.