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CDR: Doresyism

Dorseyism is the practice of making accusations of subversion, insurrection, treason, or violations of “Community Standards,” especially when related to conservatism, without any proper regard for evidence. The term refers to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and has its origins in the period in the United States known as the First Social Media Scare, starting in 2016. It was characterized by heightened political repression and a campaign spreading fear of conservative influence on American institutions and of insurrection by alt-right agents.

During the Dorseyism era, tens of thousands of Americans were accused of being “conservative” or “conservative sympathizers”; they became the subject of aggressive investigations and questioning before government or private industry panels, committees, and agencies. The primary targets of such suspicions were Republican politicians, and politically aberrant individuals in the entertainment industry, academics, business, and the news media. Suspicions were often given credence despite inconclusive or questionable evidence, and the level of threat posed by a person’s real or supposed right-wing associations or beliefs were sometimes exaggerated. Many people suffered loss of employment or destruction of their careers; some were imprisoned.

See also McCarthyism

  1. February 10, 2021 at 8:11 am

    Why do you people patticipate in thí hellish game to give unjustified power to Twitter? Don’t use it and its power will be destroyed.

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