This series on Human Events will be a weekly feature to shine a bright light on the social media activities between those who claim to be part of the “diversity and tolerance” crowd.
Each week, we will take a look at some of the goings on from the world of social media. While the traditional large platforms are quick to silence conservative voices, even for factually correct postings, they seem to let others say whatever they wish, regardless of the degree of maliciousness
Dr. James Lindsay was temporarily locked out of his Twitter account this week for calling a Media Matters journalist “groomer,” just two days afer the outlet published a hit piece calling on Twitter to ban the use of the phrase entirely– specifically citing Lindsay as a “far-right” author who supposedly uses the term to “smear” the LGBTQ community.
The piece also singled out Chaya Raichik, who runs the popular Libs of TikTok twitter account, as well as a similar account called “Gays Against Groomers.” Indeed, Lindsay and the other accounts in question have popularized the use of the phrase “groomer” to refer to those who seek to condition children into certain sexualities, and indoctrinate them into radical gender ideology.
Update: I was quoted accurately but unfavorably, but I still look really cool as a result! https://t.co/EyQTZtCPgd
— James Lindsay, equipping my war moms (@ConceptualJames) July 21, 2022
“Author and mathematician Dr. James Lindsay was locked out of Twitter on Thursday for responding to a Media Matters journalist’s tweet with the words, ‘ok groomer,’” The Post Millennial reports.
— New Discourses (@NewDiscourses) July 21, 2022
Misusing “groomer” to attack lgbtq people erases survivors of sexual abuse and is being used to incite violence against the LGBTQ community. Good to see Twitter finally starting to take this seriously. https://t.co/0H24t7glDz
— Ari Drennen 🏳️🌈 (@AriDrennen) July 22, 2022