Last month Twitter was caught “shadow-banning” Conservatives and giving Liberals unrestricted voices.
Twitter insists it has no political agenda. But records of its political contributions show board members, top executives and major shareholders have given overwhelmingly to Liberals, including Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.
Federal records reveal 80 percent of Twitter’s corporate PAC contributions in the 2018 election has gone to Liberal candidates. Liberals also got top dollar in the 2016 race.
Twitter is seeking to influence Congress and federal agencies on behalf of Democratic causes and against President Trump’s policies.
Vice News broke the story that Twitter limited the visibility of Republican Party Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel and several Republicans leading Hill investigations into the Obama administration’s efforts to spy on the Trump campaign.
Twitter blamed it on a search-engine filter deployed against “bad” actors, such as racists, trolls, and users inciting violence, which it maintains accidentally ensnared Conservatives. Curiously it failed to affect any liberals. Liberals are the ones inciting violence and are still being protected.
“We enforce our rules without political bias,” Twitter Chief Legal Officer Vijaya Gadde said in a statement.
Conservatives know that isn’t the case. The unequal treatment is political bias and the timing is very suspicious.
Conservative voices are being suppressed on the 355 million-user platform only months before the November congressional elections. This is planned.
Senior Twitter executives heavily favor Democrats over Republicans in their political donations.
Federal Election Commission records show that Gadde has given exclusively to Democratic candidates, including the maximum donations allowed to both Clinton’s and Obama’s campaigns.
In 2016, she gave $2,700 to Democratic candidate Kamala Harris of California, who won her US Senate bid.
Twitter CEO and co-founder Jack Dorsey donate to Democrats only. In 2017 he and executive chairman Omid Kordestani together donated $530,000 to the ACLU to fight Trump’s executive order imposing a temporary travel ban on immigrants from high-risk Muslim countries, which Dorsey called “upsetting”. The Supreme Court ruled the ban constitutional.
All in, Twitter gave $1.6 million to the anti-Trump ban effort.
Twitter suspended the account of TheALX (@theALX), a Trump supporter who had approximately 23,000 followers, including Sean Hannity and Katrina Pierson.
ALX says he uses a pseudonym on Twitter because “he’s a college student from a “very liberal” state, and doesn’t want to jeopardize any educational or professional opportunities over his political views.”
“They didn’t tell me why I was suspended,” ALX told Breitbart News. “I always am cautious when I Tweet, so I avoid profanity and always fact check before I post.”
ALX says he spent two years working on his account, and worries about the impact on his career.
“I’m running social media for a conference and an organization and being suspended hurts my ability to network and be recognized in the professional realm of politics,” he says. “Twitter is almost necessary for a career involved with politics these days, so I feel like I have been shut out from a potential career that I would be passionate about.”
Twitter initially told ALX that the suspension would last Seven days. Eight days later the suspension was still not lifted, leading ALX to conclude that the suspension is permanent.
ALX wrote: “One week ago, I was informed that my Twitter account (@TheALX) was locked for 7 days because “behavior that may violate the Twitter Rules” was detected. Despite previously promising to provide “a better experience for Suspension Appeals,” including providing “detailed descriptions of how account violated the rules”, Twitter seems to have broken their promise of increased transparency yet again. I have attempted to appeal my account suspension and tried to contact support, but Twitter has failed to respond to my inquiries.
Jack Dorsey has claimed that Twitter does not censor conservatives on his platform but has done very little to convince users otherwise.”
“Most recently, Twitter has come under fire for allegedly suppressing the accounts of Republican Party chair Ronna McDaniel, Donald Trump Jr.’s spokesman, and several conservative Republican congressmen
President Trump has even spoken out about Twitter’s behavior:”
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Twitter “SHADOW BANNING” prominent Republicans. Not good. We will look into this discriminatory and illegal practice at once! Many complaints.</p>— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) <a href="https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1022447980408983552?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 26, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
ALX went on to say, “A spokesperson from Twitter replied to the allegations by stating that the company’s “technology is based on account *behavior* not the content of Tweets.”
“Twitter has tried to rid its platform of “bot” accounts, which have posed a problem to the company for a number of years, with the use of their behavior based algorithms”
“Not only does Twitter have a bot problem, but it also has an algorithm problem. Twitter relies heavily on algorithms to detect suspicious behavior and bot-like tendencies and takes action against them by means of suspension. The problem with this is that if ordinary people are misidentified by the algorithm as bots, it is a very irritating and difficult process.”
“Twitter lacks the manpower to individually review every account but this does not justify spending users for no reason. Twitter also has a history of applying its punishments more heavily to Conservative users which presents a free speech issue and a clear bias against them.”
“Unless Twitter starts hiring Conservatives and engaging in open dialogue with those on the right, Free Speech on Twitter is dead.”
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Here's why Silicon Valley needs to be regulated. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/StopTheBias?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#StopTheBias</a> <a href="https://t.co/6T8jONhqdi">https://t.co/6T8jONhqdi</a></p>— #FreeALX 🇺🇸✘ ❌ (@FreeTheALX) <a href="https://twitter.com/FreeTheALX/status/1026638641223946240?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 7, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
We are also dealing with the QFD ban.
“When we are QFD banned all of the intelligence is sucked out of Twitter. The end result is this video below. Prob all voted Hillary, too.”
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Listen…<br><br>When we are QFD banned all of the intelligence is sucked out of twitter. The end result is this video below. Prob all voted Hillary, too. <br><br>Sign the petition.<a href="https://t.co/jnazxYa1AW">https://t.co/jnazxYa1AW</a><br><br>Make some noise.<br><br>Don’t let this become reality for everyone. 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻 <a href="https://t.co/9DPpaiRODU">pic.twitter.com/9DPpaiRODU</a></p>— ❌RP❌ (@rektredpill) <a href="https://twitter.com/rektredpill/status/1026446808015413249?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 6, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
“Many conservative Twitter users were put into an echo chamber with Twitter’s QFD Bans.”
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MondayMotivation?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#MondayMotivation</a><br>Many conservative Twitter users<br>were put into an echo chamber<br>with Twitter’s QFD Bans.<br><br>HELP US FIGHT QFD BANS<br>& ELECTION INTERFERENCE<br><br>TAKE A STAND TO<br>SAVE THE <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MAGA?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#MAGA</a> MOVEMENT<br><br>SIGN<a href="https://t.co/o76qghiHcB">https://t.co/o76qghiHcB</a><br><br>CONTACT your REPRESENTATIVES<a href="https://t.co/tAB4m29J8y">https://t.co/tAB4m29J8y</a> <a href="https://t.co/bO9ftgl792">pic.twitter.com/bO9ftgl792</a></p>— ❌AIIIIIIIIIIIIIIice❌InChains❌ (@TRUMPERLAND) <a href="https://twitter.com/TRUMPERLAND/status/1026518583239733248?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 6, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
Last month, Twitter purged more than 380,000 of Trump’s followers, claiming they were fake accounts.
Twitter is now assisting Robert Mueller’s investigation of Trump for alleged obstruction of justice based in part on his tweets.
The company says it’s not engaged in political censorship but it’s clearly run by Liberal donors and activists. It says its algorithms for policing “healthy conversations” aren’t politically motivated, it’s clear that their effect is the censorship of conservatives.
Twitter’s software engineers admitted on hidden camera to liberal bias involving Twitter's shadow-banning policies, according to Project Veritas.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">And these engineers who confirm Twitter certainly DID shadow ban…is this not even a form of evidence to you? What about the recent attempts by Twitter to hide the accounts of <a href="https://twitter.com/GOPChairwoman?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@GOPChairwoman</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/DonaldJTrumpJr?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@DonaldJTrumpJr</a>'s spokesperson?<br><br>Does this really not concern you at all? <a href="https://t.co/rjlTsMNEKP">pic.twitter.com/rjlTsMNEKP</a></p>— James O'Keefe (@JamesOKeefeIII) <a href="https://twitter.com/JamesOKeefeIII/status/1022515591738007553?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 26, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
Conservatives have to stand together. If we do nothing, we will have no platform with which to share the political news. Twitter is publicly traded and has investors. Those investors should know that Twitter is alienating half the country from advertisers. These suspensions and shadow bans must stop. The left can say anything they want with no repercussions. It’s time to stop the bias.
https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2018/07/27/twitter-bans-prominent-pro-trump-activists-as-it-fights-censorship-allegations/amp/; https://medium.com/@TheALX/stopthebias-twitters-jack-is-killing-free-speech-659a5023ce38; https://nypost.com/2018/08/04/how-twitter-is-fueling-the-democratic-agenda/
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