Did you ever think you would see the day when Social Media would label disagreement with someone else’s opinion as abusive and harassing behaviour?
…The chilling language was discovered just days after top feminists went before the United Nations and called on the global body to pressure governments to censor content critical of radical feminism.
Twitter’s official page for reporting harassment and abuse gives users a number of options that characterize the nature of the “abuse”.
One of the options is Twitter posts that are, “Offensive, disrespectful or in disagreement with my opinion.”
Users are then invited to provide the user ID of the account holder they are reporting, as well as further evidence of such “abuse”.
Obviously, the notion that merely disagreeing with someone’s opinion constitutes an act of “abuse” or “harassment” is completely anathema to free speech. The mere fact that this option exists should set alarm bells ringing for those who have warned of an authoritarian purge that threatens to silence voices of dissent on social media.