Cancel culture on display: Twitter flagged CPAC website one day before start of annual meeting
By Nolan Barton // Mar 11, 2021

Social media platform Twitter flagged the website of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Wednesday, Feb. 24, as the conference was making final preparations before its opening the following day.


The Twitter notice warned of malicious links that could steal personal information or harm electronic devices; spammy links that mislead people or disrupt their experience; violent or misleading content that could lead to real-world harm; and certain categories of content that, if posted directly on Twitter, are a violation of the Twitter Rules.

It was eventually removed, and a Twitter spokesperson told PJMedia that the CPAC link was marked unsafe in error. "This has been reversed," the spokesperson said. (Related: Twitter waging censorship warfare against corporations that supported Trump.)

CPAC is the annual meeting of the American Conservative Union. It would conclude Sunday, Feb. 28, with former President Donald Trump scheduled to speak. The theme of this year's meeting is "America Uncanceled."

This year's meeting has changed location from Washington, D.C. to Orlando, Florida.

Some of the prominent speakers in the meeting were Georgia Rep. Vernon Jones, Florida Lieutenant Gov. Jeanette Núñez and former Republic of Korea National Assemblyman Min Kyung Wook.

The meeting has been carried live on American cable and satellite television network C-SPAN and covered by reporters from all political walks of life for years.

But the boiling political climate and the ongoing censorship of mainstream media could limit the exposure of this year's meeting.

Annual event getting attacked "annually"

CPAC had been attacked before. The website Bend the Arc Jewish Action published an article last year deriding the meeting on the week of its staging in Washington, D.C. It labeled the speakers of the event as 11 of the biggest white nationalists.

The website was referring to then-president Trump, Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida, Sen. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee, Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas, Rep. Ted Cruz of Texas, Rep. Paul Gosar of Arizona, former Acting Deputy Director of Homeland Security Ken Cuccinelli, Rep. Dan Crenshaw of Texas, Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana, Donald Trump, Jr. and conservative political commentator Glenn Beck.

"The annual Conservative Political Action Conference, happening this week in Washington, D.C., has long been a focal point for white nationalism and the weaponization of anti-Semitism by the right – and it's only gotten worse since Trump's election," the article said.

"Since 2016, CPAC has become a networking event for white nationalist groups and individuals such as Identity Evropa and Youth for Western Civilization, which push racist myths about 'white genocide' and seek to turn the U.S. into a white Christian ethnostate."

In the same article, it announced the launching of the "We Rise as One" campaign that aimed to "stop the growing white nationalist movement."

"We must confront politicians who are mainstreaming white nationalism and anti-Semitism, and hold them accountable," the article said.

Article attacks CPAC's speakers

The article also listed a litany of unfounded accusations to the speakers of 2020 CPAC.

It accused Gaetz of posting a video on Twitter that "inspired the Tree of Life shooter to commit the deadliest massacre of Jewish people in U.S. history."

The article brought up Blackburn's 2017 meeting with the "Nazi-linked Austrian Freedom Party" and accused her of having "extensive ties to ACT for America, an Islamophobic hate group."

Without giving concrete evidence, the article said "Cruz has a history of bigoted comments and policies."

The article noted that Gohmert and Gosar voted against condemning antisemitism, Islamophobia, racism and other forms of bigotry and accused Beck of promoting racist and anti-Semitic conspiracy theories for over a decade.

It also brought up Scalise's confrontation with Jewish Louisianans who called on him to condemn white nationalism and anti-Semitism; Crenshaw's involvement with a white nationalist Facebook group; and the on-camera interview of Trump Jr. to TruNews, which the article called "an anti-Semitic hate site."

The article branded Cuccinelli as the "key in implementing some of the Trump administration's most violent and cruel anti-immigrant policies."

Finally, it said that Trump "openly embraced the nationalist label" and brought up the former president's call for a "total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States." It also put a note that said: "This is a non-exhaustive list of Trump's bigotry and ties to white nationalists."

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