Journalist Taibbi: US authorities regularly forced Twitter to censor posts
WASHINGTON, December 3 – RIA Novosti. Judging by journalist Matt Taibbi’s post, which refers to the company’s internal documents, American authorities, primarily from the Democratic Party, forced the leadership of the social network Twitter to regularly censor and remove messages from the online platform.
The link to Taibbi’s message was posted by the current owner of Twitter, American entrepreneur and billionaire Elon Musk, with the comment “let’s get started” on the social network’s page, which had previously promised to release documents about his role in the Hunter Biden affair. computer scandal
“By 2020, requests from relevant actors to remove tweets have become commonplace. One executive wrote to another: “New data from the Biden team for review.” The response was “Done,” the journalist accompanies the message. Subject to September 2020 deletion A copy of the correspondence containing the list of alleged tweets.
As the journalist wrote, Twitter was “gradually compelled” to use tools to control freedom of expression.
“Over time, the Twitter team and leadership began to find more and more ways to use these tools. Outside parties wanted the company to manipulate messages first bit by bit, then more often, and then continuously,” Taibbi writes.
As the author of the posts explained, Twitter users, including celebrities, may have been removed by political order. At the same time, information censorship requests have also reportedly come from the White House, which was then under former US President Donald Trump’s control.
“But the system was not balanced. As Twitter was and remains predominantly populated with people of one political orientation, the left (i.e. the Democrats) had more channels, more opportunities to express their dissatisfaction,” the journalist writes.
At the same time, it is not yet possible to verify the authenticity of the information provided by Taibbi.
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