Sunday, June 18, 2017

Venezuelan President Maduro Condemns Twitter For Deactivating 180 Government Accounts

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro speaks during a meeting with ministers in Caracas, Venezuela June 16, 2017. Miraflores Palace/Handout via REUTERS

Reuters: Venezuela's Maduro slams Twitter after accounts blocked

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro on Saturday said Twitter was an "expression of fascism" after accounts linked to his government were suspended, accusing the U.S. company of persecuting his followers.

One of the Twitter accounts suspended belonged to Radio Miraflores, a station set up by Maduro that broadcasts from the presidential palace, including a salsa music program the president hosts.

"Twitter in Venezuela today deactivated thousands of people's accounts," Maduro said at televised rally. "Simply for being 'Chavistas,'" he said, using the term for followers of his predecessor, late socialist leader Hugo Chavez.

Chavez was a pioneer among politicians in the use of Twitter, gathering millions of followers and frequently announcing news on the platform. Even today, Chavez's 4 million followers beat Maduro's 3 million.

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Update: President Maduro condemns Twitter for closing accounts (BBC).

WNU Editor: The Venezuelan government has banned the opposition from using the public airways .... at least those who are not in jail .... and now they are upset that their Twitter accounts have been deactivated. I am not going to shed them a tear .... I am just wondering if Facebook is next.


Aizino Smith said...

People who support Chavez and Maduro support Bernie Sanders.


fred lapides said...

More nonsense, via boiler plate

Aizino Smith said...


You sound very guilty. Is there something you want to tell us?

Are you a Bernie supporter?

Are you going to leak secrets like Reality Winner or act like Hodgkins?

Aizino Smith said...


It is called an affinity chart.

Chavez <> Danny Glover <> Bernie

Chavez <> Johnny Depp <> Bernie

Now with just a few you can argue that it is guilt by association and a false.

For example, Carter <> John Wayne Gacy <> Serial Murderers, would be false.

Although we have a picture of the two together, Mr. Gacy kept his activities secret and Mr. Carter has never espoused serial killing.

In the first example before Chavez, his Hollywierd supporters, and Bernie all espouse socialism a dn all do so openly.

You it seems falls into that 'weird' sort of subgroup.

Aizino Smith said...

The affinity diagram is a business tool used to organize ideas and data. - wiki

So Fred is organized under academic socialist kook.

fred lapides said...

No meds today? get off your tedious paranoid boilerplate

"Sebastian" said...

No questions, its much like the formula "people who support Trump support NRA support KKK".

Aizino Smith said...

Watch 'Hillary Clinton's America'

It covers the KKK lie that you so glibly promote.

I actually have yet to run into a KKK member (Military arm of the Democrat Party), but then I do not travel in Democrat circles.

I also have not been paid by Democrat Robert Creamer to disrupt political rallies.

Aizino Smith said...



Basement Prog,

Whoever you are.

You are 1/2 gen behind when it comes to the NRA.

Can you please update your boilerplate?

If you really are an old Democrat curmudgeon, your kids or grandkids could have brought you up to speed on the NRA.

but that uis really odd. Perhaps you have no kids?