Twitter is bending over backwards to try to follow the straight and narrow.
The company headed by Jack Dorsey is allowing tweets with links to the NY Times story on leaked information from Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe’s phones, while it banned tweets of Hunter Biden’s laptop.
The company said the Hunter Biden’s stories uncovered by The New York Post were banned because it had a policy against posting “content obtained without authorization.”
Yet the NY Times story on Project Veritas is from an FBI leak of O’Keefe’s phones, and by the way the leaks show no illegal activity. Biden’s laptop uncovered many highly questionable situations including deals involving payoffs from China.
Twitter went so far as silencing the account of then-White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany at the time that The Post’s laptop story broke.
Twitter claimed in the run up to the 2020 election that the laptop story was taken from “hacked materials”, which was incorrect, yet the leaked information from the FBI on emails between O’Keefe and his lawyers does not meet the same criteria.
It is clear that political bias plays a major role in Dorsey’s decision making. Project Veritas is not a leftist partisan news organization. In fact it is center of the road politically. It does uncover journalism to uncover biases within many companies, including technology firms.
Perhaps that is why Twitter is allowing the Times story to be widely shared on its platform.
I believe it is time for the federal government to enact new laws over these social media companies. Like the phone companies, these firms should be considered utilities. You do not lose your cell phone service if you say something on the phone that the company does not agree with.
The same set of rules should apply to social media accounts.
I don’t need — but have been censored — by some far left tech executive telling me I don’t have First Amendment privileges on their platform.