Digital Anarcho-Tyranny

The Prudentialist

The Prudentialist

Observing the world from a dissident and realist perspective. Musings on culture, politics, and international relations.

Jack Dorsey’s Gone. Should we celebrate? After all, it is better to stick with the devil you know over the devil that you don’t. But 24 hours into the reign of Mr. Parag Agrawal, the former Chief Technical Officer of the wretched bird site is now the acting CEO. And like with any real regime change, the passing of the hats was nothing but ceremonial.

Let’s take a look at what we’re dealing with here from your stereotypical brahmin progressive.

And then there’s this, which went viral soon after the announcement of his reign.

Which as soon as as this tweet went viral, for pointing out exactly what we’re in for with the new bird site regime, the deboonking was hot off the presses.

Without fact-checkers, how would we be gaslit in 2021?

Sarcasm aside, Twitter was soon met with some changes, hot off the heels of several trends that had been used giving the right writ large an effective tool to broadcast and disseminate counter-narratives to the regime. Not to mention Twitter Spaces going off on race, wherein race war rhetoric had anons and blue checkmarks alike listening in to Tariq Nasheed’s Buckbreaking History Lecture Tour. Today Twitter Safety announced that there was going to be changes to their media sharing and image policy.

A one-size-fits-all policy that does not care if your state, principality, province, or nation has one party consent laws. The blog post linked in the tweet says the following:

“There are growing concerns about the misuse of media and information that is not available elsewhere online as a tool to harass, intimidate, and reveal the identities of individuals. Sharing personal media, such as images or videos, can potentially violate a person’s privacy, and may lead to emotional or physical harm. The misuse of private media can affect everyone, but can have a disproportionate effect on women, activists, dissidents, and members of minority communities. When we receive a report that a Tweet contains unauthorized private media, we will now take action in line with our range of enforcement options.”

What is in violation of this policy?
Under our private information policy, you can’t share the following types of private information or media, without the permission of the person who it belongs to:

  • home address or physical location information, including street addresses, GPS coordinates or other identifying information related to locations that are considered private;

  • identity documents, including government-issued IDs and social security or other national identity numbers – note: we may make limited exceptions in regions where this information is not considered to be private;

  • contact information, including non-public personal phone numbers or email addresses; 

  • financial account information, including bank account and credit card details; and

  • other private information, including biometric data or medical records.

  • NEW: media of private individuals without the permission of the person(s) depicted.

Twitter does provide themselves an ‘out’ – writing that “there are instances where account holders may share images or videos of private individuals in an effort to help someone involved in a crisis situation, such as in the aftermath of a violent event, or as part of a newsworthy event due to public interest value, and this might outweigh the safety risks to a person. “

In addition to this, the blog also had the following about what wasn’t allowed.

“The following behaviors are also not permitted: 

  • threatening to publicly expose someone’s private information;

  • sharing information that would enable individuals to hack or gain access to someone’s private information without their consent,e.g., sharing sign-in credentials for online banking services;

  • asking for or offering a bounty or financial reward in exchange for posting someone’s private information;

  • asking for a bounty or financial reward in exchange for not posting someone’s private information, sometimes referred to as blackmail.

When private information or media has been shared on Twitter, we need a first-person report or a report from an authorized representative in order to make the determination that the image or video has been shared without their permission. Learn more about reporting on Twitter.

Considering who Twitter gives cover to, whose narratives are supported and how basic, homeopathic drops of politics can infect media narratives and the mainstream, it is vital to remember that this will not be applied universally. Some call it the Digital Sword of Damocles, however the better comparison Sam T. Francis’ concept of anarcho-tyranny.

Writing in Chronicles in 1994, Francis described in a myriad of ways what exactly anarcho-tyranny was as explained below.

“Indeed, the government response to crime is by far the best illustration of anarcho-tyranny. On the one hand, police forces are better equipped, better trained, and more expensive than ever before in history. Police routinely use computers, have access to nationwide information banks, and carry weapons and communication gadgets that most tyrants of the past would drool over. Yet the police seem utterly baffled by the murder rate. None of their high-tech whiz-bang helps much to catch serious criminals after they have struck, to stop them before they strike, or to keep them off the streets after they are caught. But while the police cannot do much about murderers, rapists, and robbers, they are geniuses at nabbing less serious lawbreakers. They can crack down on tax-dodgers and speeders, jaywalkers and pornography patrons, seat belt nonbucklers and epithet-emitters, gun owners and graffiti-scratchers.”

Although in the age of hyper-awareness of disparate impact, anti-white CRT, and the logical conclusion of the second American constitution that is Civil Rights Law, anarcho-tyranny’s racial bent is more honed in than ever before. And as Twitter themselves said earlier: “The misuse of private media can affect everyone, but can have a disproportionate effect on women, activists, dissidents, and members of minority communities.”

Which brings me back to the new bird site regime. People like Jack Posobiec and Andy Ngo, whatever you may think of them, have been vital in the propagation of information that runs contradictory to the regime narrative. So while threats to doxx or show publicly available posts from a person’s individual facebook page are now banned universally, expect it to go in only one direction and one group of people.

And it doesn’t stop there, it is specifically mentioning that these policies are going to protect their friends, and punish their enemies. Anarcho-tyranny is the sovereign applying the friend-enemy distinction into law and practice.

So the next time that a car runs through a parade and kills a bunch of white people, if you post on twitter the assailant’s social media and their obvious hatred – it was nice knowing your account, see you on Telegram.

“Twitter is not real life!”

You hear this a lot from people. It is cope. And you and I both know that it is by the sheer fact of the last ten years of internet history alone. Do you remember cringe compilations? Or people mocking Tumblr users for their wolf-kin, alts, neo-pronouns, and their race/gender discourse? Those people are in HR Departments, University Diversity Administrators, the middle managers of the world whose once made up and mentally ill language is now part of the official policy of the United States Government, whether it be the national gender strategy or the prevention of deadnaming trans tenants with fines in New York City.

So when the usual cope of “Twitter is not real life,” do keep in mind that yes, it is an amplification chamber that often reinforces your biases and positions that you like hearing. Yet at the same time what trends on Twitter from the minority of viral accounts both in memes and news headlines, becomes what we see on the chyrons of cable news, tweets being cited in various online publications (I did the same, look at that!) as well as politicians learning from the previous White House Occupant about how to set up narratives to go on the offensive or defensive.

Twitter, for the time-sink that it is, is cultivation theory in action. It does shape worldviews, narratives, and the ways and means in which information travels faster now than ever before in the modern age. Death Cab references aside however, this policy shows that there have been lessons learned over the last two years since the successful fortification and widespread destruction that has been rampant leading up to November of 2020, and now with more focus on the youth and wanton violence. This new policy will make it harder for video footage to show U-Haul Trailers filled with weapons and armor being timely in their drop off for Antifa to destroy businesses and everyday people. It will be harder to show that there is rampant anti-white sentiments in public schools, let alone show videos on twitter of parents being arrested by local police or the FBI for simply saying that teenage boys in skirts shouldn’t be raping their daughters in girls’ bathrooms and covering it up is criminal.

This new policy will not be applied equally nor universally. If I am to be doxxed by someone on the left, they will not be banned. If I am to do the same and uncover a financial link between say Breadtube and political dollars, Maupin-style, odds are I’m going to be banned. And we’ll be seeing the same thing happen here as we do with the enforcement of the law whether a law signed by the legislature or announced as it was today by the Twitter Safety Committee.

Final Thoughts.

While this policy has just been announced, and we are all reacting to it, do not expect in the slightest that this will help anyone who wishes to call out the regime narrative, share vital information, or even just forbidden facts and figures that accounts for modern day samizdat here in the good ol’ US of A. Outside of politics however, its impact could have a severe impact on actual criminal investigations, where online anonymous research or the powers of unfettered internet autism have been vital in the solving of crimes or finding key suspects. Depending on the nature of that crime, such a way to do that won’t be happening any time soon.

With the rise of political and state sponsored terror in the United States, (soon to be exported to the rest of the West if it hasn’t started already,) this digital anarcho-tyranny will easily make it harder to get to the truth, see past the agitprop, and reveal connections between the who and the what. Only time will tell, but it does not bode well.

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