Internal leaks exposed that Facebook techies were filtering their newsfeeds toward more liberal sources and shutting out conservative news sites.
But what about Twitter, the other social media devise?
Twitter has generally promoted liberal views, and bad Tweets have led to the downfall of a few professionals.
Now, it looks like Twitter will is suppressing conservative public comment, too.
In an attempt to portray themselves as fair and just, the company has initiated a new “Twitter Trust and Safety Council.”
Here is the mission statement for the group:
Twitter empowers every voice to shape the world. But you can’t do that unless you feel safe and confident enough to express yourself freely and connect with the world around you. To help give your voice more power, Twitter does not tolerate behavior intended to harass, intimidate, or use fear to silence another user’s voice.
Will this group protest freedom of speech, or “protect” people from the freedom to speak?
Here’s a list of some of the members of this Trust and Safety Council:
- Dangerous Speech Project (connected to the liberal Catherine T. acArthur Foundation and leftist bankroller George Soros)
- Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (which has turned into a virulent, left-leaning interest group)
- Feminist Frequency (Which monitors free speech instead of actually promoting it)
- The Wahid Institute (An Indonesian Program fighting to promote “peaceful” Islam.
There are no clearly conservative or Christian groups listed in this council.
Of course, as a private company, Twitter has the authority to regulate speech as much as it chooses to. If that is the case, one has to wonder if they will stay in business any longer!
Incidentally, if you are on Twitter, please take a look at my tweets here.
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