A recent report shows that 34% of President Trump’s tweets have been labeled “disputed” since the election. This labeling is a veiled attempt by Twitter to censor the President and slow down the President’s tweets’ spread.
The New York Times reviewed Twitter’s moderation habits and found that of the tweets related to the election, 0.2% had been labeled “Disputed,” with a large majority of those being the President’s.
Twitter has gone so far as to disable users’ ability to share the President’s tweets to crack down on what the company sees as “disinformation.”
Twitter’s head of legal and policy, Vijaya Gadde, said, “These enforcement actions remain part of our continued strategy to add context and limit the spread of misleading information about election processes around the world on Twitter.”
President Trump’s use of Twitter has been a major asset in his quest to keep his base of support informed on what is happening in the Capitol. Twitter allows the President to bypass the media and their efforts to distort the President’s message.
Now Twitter is actively taking up the media’s role in distorting and diluting what the President is saying. These actions by Twitter are a troubling reminder that Big Tech can’t be trusted.
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