Paul Craig Roberts: “My” Suspended Twitter Account

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UPDATED: This post originally contained a repost of ZeroHedge’s article “Twitter Bans Former Asst. Treasury Secretary Paul Craig Roberts“. However, this appeared to be wrong. Paul Craig Roberts commented on this situation in his own article ““My” Suspended Twitter Account“:

Dear Readers:

It is all over the internet and international media that Twitter has suspended my account.

This is not the case.

I do not use social media.

I discovered that a Twitter account was operating in my name.

I requested that the account be taken down.

I have no recollection of giving anyone permission to operate a Twitter account in my name. I am still extremely busy trying to help family relatives impacted by Hurricane Michael and could only quickly look at the Twitter postings. It seemed to be mainly innocuous, consisting of links or quotes from my posted columns.

However, there were other things, such as appeals that money be sent to Alex Jones InfoWars and other things. I have no objection to Alex Jones. However, my webmaster and I were concerned that things could be posted that would be dangerous for me, such as libel, death threats to others, and so forth.

To repeat, the account was closed at my request.

To repeat, I do not use social media.

Paul Craig Roberts

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  • Concrete Mike

    Well it was only a matter of time before paul was silenced for speaking the truth. I didnt always agree with him but his anti war agenda is fully justified.

    The voice of reason has been silenced people!!

    Shame on america!!!

  • TiredOfBsToo

    Anyone still believing in freedom of speech in the US should now realize that in the current reality, only voices completely ignorant of reality or supporting the Deep State have ‘freedom of speech’. Of course the Deep State will claim that the censorship is being done by private companies, but how quickly would they change their tune if those being censored were the ones attempting to practice their freedom of speech while being censored because of their agreement with the policies of the Deep State…

    • SG

      According to a poll conducted last year:

      http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/lifestyle/general_lifestyle/august_2017/73_say_freedom_of_speech_worth_dying_for

      [A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that
      an overwhelming 85% of American Adults think giving people the right to
      free speech is more important than making sure no one is offended by
      what others say. Just eight percent (8%) think it’s more important to
      make sure no one gets offended. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

      Seventy-three percent (73%) agree with the famous line by the 18th
      century French author Voltaire: “I disapprove of what you say but will
      defend to the death your right to say it.” Only 10% disagree with that
      statement, but 17% are undecided.

      Among Americans who agree with Voltaire, 93% rate freedom of speech as
      more important than making sure no one is offended. That compares to
      just 69% of those who disagree with the French author’s maxim.]

      • TiredOfBsToo

        Thanks for the links… I think I see a disconnect between what people state to pollsters and what they really practice. No one wants to be seen saying the WRONG things, but they do want that their belief system, no matter how fu*ked up it is, is the dominant.

      • FlorianGeyer

        Can I be ‘offended’ that the 73% are ‘not offended ‘ , or is it ‘offensive’ to say that SG :)

  • You can call me Al

    The US is now in meltdown and this is troubling. War approaching ?.

    • VeeNarian (Yerevan)

      Censorship is usually a prelude to war. Is China about to make its move, backed up by RF and the rest of SCO?

      • You can call me Al

        Personally, with my little or no knowledge on the matter, I would say “NOT YET”; but and a big but, it will happen sooner rather than later.

  • Tommy Jensen

    Are you guys here robots?
    I see noone reading the article, only the usual “we are doomed, silenced, censured, WWIII” bla bla bla bs.

  • d’Artagnan

    Usual hasbara disinformation tactic of identity theft and creating fake accounts. Dr.Roberts is one of the last real intellectuals left in the braindead Zionist hijacked US. This articles cause a lot of angst among the Zionazis.