While this will please the Democrats and possibly lessen the (legitimate) heat the company is taking away from regulators, it proves again that Twitter’s claim that it is « just a platform » is bullshit. </ Some of Trump's tweets were false and extremely dangerous, but so were Ayatollah Khamenei's. His account is still active. The difference is that Twitter is run by American liberals who really only monitor one type of person and one political belief.
It’s a little ridiculous that Trump finally tweeted that he would not attend Joe Biden’s inauguration. Twitter twisted that to mean it still doesn’t accept the election results – which only shows that they were looking for an excuse. Instead of letting the readers judge, they pulled the plug.
This paper has a bit of history with Twitter’s bias as they shut us down over a true Hunter Biden story. This incident proved that they « scrutinize » anti-democratic stories far more aggressively than Republicans, just as they scrutinize conservatives far more than liberals.
If Twitter were a private publisher it would be annoying but inevitable. But that’s not it. It is a « platform » which, thanks to Section 230, bears no responsibility for what is tweeted. Twitter can censor whoever it wants, but throws its hands on hate speech and slander with a « not our problem! »
That is untenable. Either section 230 must be repealed and Twitter responsibly monitoring who is hosting it, or Twitter must step down and let the public decide what is acceptable or not.
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