The corporate overlords at Twitter locked the account of dissident journalist @YashaLevine because he wrote an obviously satirical tweet summarizing official US government policy of killing Russians in Ukraine
Big Tech corporations showing the authoritarian hellscape we live in pic.twitter.com/tu1wm261LQ
— Ben Norton (@BenjaminNorton) December 23, 2019
- ‘Surveillance Valley’ Author Yasha Levine’s Twitter Frozen After Post Objecting to US Pushing for War with Russia in Ukraine
Yasha Levine, a journalist who exposed the US government surveillance origins of the internet and its symbiotic relationship with Big Tech, was locked out of Twitter after criticizing Washington’s Ukraine policy with clear satire.
“We gotta kill Russians in Ukraine or they’ll come and kill us here!” Levine tweeted on Saturday, mocking what he described as the US’ policy of using Ukraine as a “forward operating base” – a policy expressed in only slightly more euphemistic terms during the impeachment hearings earlier this month. The journalist even included a link to an article he’d written excoriating the policy he dubbed the “Ukraine Doctrine,” in case anyone actually took the tweet seriously.