“Elon Musk rolled out his internal probe into how Twitter handled the Hunter Biden laptop story on Friday, showing extreme lengths the company went through to protect President Joe Biden.
In a thread from journalist Matt Taibbi, endorsed by Musk, leaked documents suggest the company disproportionately favored Democrats on content moderation before the billionaire took control.
The Rolling Stone contributing editor laid out a series of redacted files alleged to originate from Twitter employees’ communications, appearing to show collusion between Twitter’s top brass and the Biden campaign, as well as the Democratic National Committee.
In one of the documents dated Oct. 24, 2020, an employee is seen linking to a set of tweets from accounts flagged by a group referred to as “the Biden team.” Three hours later, another employee replies that he “handled these,” implying what appears to be removal.
Another screenshot shows a dialogue between workers at the company where two tweets are flagged, one by prominent conservative actor James Woods, as “an additional report from DNC.”
But the greatest attention was focused on accusations surrounding Twitter’s suppression of evidence obtained from Hunter Biden’s laptop, initially published by the New York Post.
“Twitter took extraordinary steps to suppress the story, removing links and posting warnings that it may be ‘unsafe.’ They even blocked its transmission via direct message, a tool hitherto reserved for extreme cases, e.g. child pornography,” Taibbi wrote.
Taibbi then described how the story was removed on the basis of violating Twitter’s “hacked materials policy” and was made “at the highest levels of the company but without the knowledge of CEO Jack Dorsey.”
Sources told Taibbi they had issues with the official basis, though. According to several anonymous employees, flagging a post for hacked materials normally “required an official/law enforcement finding of a hack.” However, that never appeared.”(Courtesy Newsmax.com)
Section 230 of the Security Communications Act states that
“No provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider” (47 U.S.C. § 230)
What this means is that any online service which publishes third party content is protected against a range of laws that might otherwise be used to hold them legally responsible for what others say and do.
The problem is, as Elon Musk is revealing, these entities can also be used as a way to limit free speech, if that speech damages the political party which the ownership supports.
There was shadow banning of Conservatives happening on Twitter for quite some time.
For example, actor James Woods, a noted Conservative possessing a razor-sharp wit, was banned for several months from Twitter.
In fact, he and Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany had their Tweets about the New York Post Article.
Other Conservatives had thousands of followers mysteriously vanish with no logical explanation.
And, as we all saw, Twitter was definitely Pro-Hillary during the 2016 Campaign.
What gets me, is while all this was going on, “Bots” and wild-eyed vulgar Liberals were allowed to spam then-President Trump’s Twitter feed, making it almost impossible for average Americans to comment on it.
Why, it is almost like those “useful idiots ” were getting paid to damage the President. (/sarc)
Former President Donald J Trump has been right all along:
The 2020 Presidential Election was rigged by the Democrat Elite.
So, what is the new upcoming Republican Majority in the House of Representatives going to do about it?
…besides flap their gums?
Until He Comes,