In the late hours of the night Saturday, Keri Hilson was trending which almost never results in anything good. She wanted the world to rethink rejoicing banning President Trump from social media. For those living under a rock that haven’t noticed, it started with a brief temporary ban of his Twitter and Facebook accounts claiming he was apart of inciting riots that occurred at the US Capitol in Washington this Wednesday.
News reports showed a number of his supporters taking over the Capitol while President-Elect Joe Biden’s electoral college votes were being certified in an effort to sway the votes of support in Congress. While some crowds were let straight in to walk around, others forced their way, breaking windows with a woman shot dead in the process by Capitol Police.
Hilson took to her Instagram story explaining why she felt concerned about the slippery slope we’ve embarked on with Big Tech saying, “This may be funny, but it is a little dangerous too. Take Trump out of it for a moment… a democracy must include freedom of speech. Imagine other leaders or popular figures not being able to voice their opinion if it opposes the majority of world leaders…. our freedom of speech being taken from us. Slowly but surely (censorship). If the leader of the “free world can be removed. Imagine that same right of civilians. Imagine believing every time you read “false information detected” and propaganda, deceptive reports and flat out lies being the only thing we see.”
Does Keri Hilson know whenever the president wants to communicate with the american people he can LITERALLY call a press conference at his house? This is why more people need to read. pic.twitter.com/Z2jMGlU8xn
— Father Abraham (@MrMarcus260) January 10, 2021
Being that the internet loves kicking her around, one commenter stayed true to form saying, “Does Keri Hilson know whenever the president wants to communicate with the american people he can LITERALLY call a press conference at his house? This is why more people need to read.” True, but why did he tweet so much? He did it for his words to get our unfiltered from media spin, for better or for worse. Unfortunately a lot of it was for worse, but the transparency is something we’re likely not going to get again anytime soon. The Managing Editor of RevoltTV Isha Thorpe asked on Twitter, “When love knocked Keri Hilson down, did she hit her head? Smiling face with tear.” Ok, that was a good one.
Now for those upset about him being banned, we’ve for the last 15 years given tens of millions of dollars per data center for Google, Amazon distribution center which Amazon is one of the country’s largest web hosts, and billions for Amazon’s two headquarters. So if you don’t like the result, you didn’t have to build the monster these two companies have become over the years. We wonder if anyone else will question the type of fall out inevitable to banning not just a soon to be former world leader but a significant amount of their supporters and now making efforts to deplatform rival social media platforms of their such as Parler which has been removed from the Google and Apple app stores? Time will tell where this is going to go.