Posted by Dean James at Right Wing Tribune
Look out. Twitter just declared war on President Trump.
In a statement, the social media giant said:
“In the past, we’ve allowed certain Tweets that violated our rules to remain on Twitter because they were in the public’s interest, but it wasn’t clear when and how we made those determinations. To fix that, we’re introducing a new notice that will provide additional clarity in these situations, and sharing more on when and why we’ll use it.”
Gee, I wonder who they could possibly have in mind with that new policy?!
Duh. This is all about silencing Trump.
Twitter said it will begin labeling and demoting tweets from world leaders that violate its rules https://t.co/D8yE4UsgSX
— POLITICO (@politico) June 27, 2019
From The Daily Caller:
Twitter announced Thursday the company will begin labeling and down ranking politicians’ most vitriolic tweets, a move that could affect how President Donald Trump promotes his message.
The new label applies to all verified political candidates and officials with more than 100,000 followers, Twitter noted in a blog post. Users who want to view flagged content must click on a screen that says Twitter’s rules against abusive behavior apply to the tweet.
Algorithms will then begin deprioritizing labeled tweets, the company said. Such de-rankings would inevitably result in fewer people seeing content with the new label. The new change will go into effect immediately and will not affect other leaders or accounts with broad influence. …
So what does that all mean exactly?
The Daily Wire explains:
On Thursday, Twitter announced it has changed its policy and will label President Trump’s tweets if Twitter deems them violative of Twitter’s rules. …
Twitter noted that violative tweets would get less oxygen, noting, “When a Tweet has this notice placed on it, it will feature less prominently on Twitter, and not appear in: Safe search, Timeline when switched to Top Tweets, Live events pages, Recommended Tweet push notifications, Notifications tab, Explore.”
On Wednesday, Trump went after Twitter, asserting to Fox Business’ Maria Bartiromo, “Well, they’re doing it to me on Twitter. What they did to me on Twitter is incredible. You know, I have millions and millions of followers, but I will tell you, they make it very hard for people to join me on Twitter and they make it very much harder for me to get out the message.” …
This news comes only one day after Reddit announced that they were blocking the largest Pro-Trump group on their platform.
Expect more of this type of despicable behavior from leftists as the 2020 presidential election approaches.
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) June 27, 2019
Here’s the complete blog post from Twitter:
“Our highest priority is to protect the health of the public conversation on Twitter, and an important part of that is ensuring our rules and how we enforce them are easy to understand. In the past, we’ve allowed certain Tweets that violated our rules to remain on Twitter because they were in the public’s interest, but it wasn’t clear when and how we made those determinations. To fix that, we’re introducing a new notice that will provide additional clarity in these situations, and sharing more on when and why we’ll use it.”
“Serving the public conversation includes providing the ability for anyone to talk about what matters to them; this can be especially important when engaging with government officials and political figures. By nature of their positions these leaders have outsized influence and sometimes say things that could be considered controversial or invite debate and discussion. A critical function of our service is providing a place where people can openly and publicly respond to their leaders and hold them accountable.”
“With this in mind, there are certain cases where it may be in the public’s interest to have access to certain Tweets, even if they would otherwise be in violation of our rules. On the rare occasions when this happens, we’ll place a notice – a screen you have to click or tap through before you see the Tweet – to provide additional context and clarity. We’ll also take steps to make sure the Tweet is not algorithmically elevated on our service, to strike the right balance between enabling free expression, fostering accountability, and reducing the potential harm caused by these Tweets.”
What do you think of this?
Printed with permission from The Federalist Papers.
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