Twitter has been caught red-handed supressing publishers on their platform who they don’t agree with. It’s either tell the truth or get paid.
The New York Post got hit hard by Twitter censorship when they published an article about Joe Biden’s son, his laptop, and the Biden’s family with Communist China, Russia and Ukraine. To this day their Twitter account remains lock.
Today the Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey, had to answer for his companies actions in front of the US Senate. They had been actively censoring conservative voices for years and were caught red-handed supressing any negative press about Biden.
During the hearing U.S. Senator Ted Cruz asked Jack Dorsey why they allowed The Supreme Leader of Iran, Hassan Rouhini, on the platform to speak freely but censored the U.S. president Donald J Trump.
Jack said that they have never censored the president but sometimes add notifications below his tweet “to add context.”
However, 64 of Trump’s tweets have been labelled “untrue” and “dangerous” by democrat-party-donating Twitter fact checkers and, as a consequence, are locked behind a “read more” button.
Cruz then brought up the blatant censorship of the New York Post article. Jack Dorsey, again, claimed that they didn’t censor the article and were merely enforcing the rules of “hacked material” despite the article revealing exactly how they obtained the material with corroborating evidence.
He then slammed Jack for not enforcing the same rules on the publishers that wrote about Trump’s illegally obtained tax returns.
“Mr. Dorsey, who the hell elected you and put you in charge of what the media are allowed to report, and what the American people are allowed to hear?” Cruz said, lashing out at Jack during the hearing. “Why do you persist in behaving as a Democratic super PAC, silencing views to the contrary of your political beliefs?”
Dorsey continued to deny that there is any political bias or censorship on their platform, but when pressed on why The Post is still currently locked out off their account for publishing an article about the Biden family corruption, he responded by insinuating that the reason is their own fault, and the only thing they have to do is log in and delete the infringing post.
The Post are the oldest running American newspaper and are the fourth largest in circulation. They have lost thousands in revenue due to Twitter’s actions, and their account will not be restored unless they delete the article that Twitter doesn’t like. I guess you could say that is a form of blackmail.
Despite criticism from some of their readers who think that they should have just deleted the Biden story from Twitter, The Post held strong to their conviction and stated, “The problem isn’t The Post’s failure to squelch stories — it’s Big Tech’s heavy-handed shakedown.”