Minecraft’s Markus Persson responds to Milo Yiannopoulos’ permaban from Twitter

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So for those of you who don’t know (or don’t care to be involved in politics), Milo Yiannopoulos is a conservative personality who is very active in both the political scene and social media scene. He’s most famously known for speaking out against radical SJWs on college campuses and pissing off just about everyone in either real life or Twitter.

More often than not, he’s gotten himself into hot water with a lot of outlets, Twitter most especially. The most recent and leveling events came about over the past couple of days when he got into an argument with Leslie Jones, one of the four lead actresses from the rebooted Ghostbusters film.

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Jones had been receiving scathing and derogatory tweets since the film’s release, though the pinnacle of them came about after Milo had unveiled his review of the new film. (It being a negative review is the nicest way of putting it.)

The people running Twitter, however, saw fit, despite Milo not having incited the harassing tweets, to permanently ban his account. It has caused a lot of uproar from both sides of the fence. One of those voices, Minecraft’s Markus Persson, that is in support of Milo had this to say:

“I think the guy’s a bit of a [expletive], but for the love of Christ, #FreeMilo”

“If/when I get suspended too, check http://notch.net. I’ve reported tweets worse than anything (well.. almost) Nero’s ever said, and the reply is always the same: Nope.”

Regardless of what you may think about the Ghostbusters film or where your political stances may lie, one thing is for certain: When someone’s speech starts getting silenced, it probably won’t take long for that silence to spread like a plague.

Source: Washington Times

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What do you say to describe a guy who only sleeps 4 days out of the week? Probably a lot but if you ever see an obscure story about some kind of food product, indie game or something that doesn't quite fit on this site, you can (almost) guarantee this guy wrote it. Whether or not he was awake while it was written is anybody's guess.