…how this isn’t a far bigger deal than the Russians spending $100k on some ads that ran after the election?
Twitter Admits Censorship In Lead Up To 2016 Presidential Election – Disobedient Media
Earlier today, social media giant Twitter was reported to have engaged in severe censorship during the 2016 US Presidential election, specifically hiding hashtags which would be harmful to the interests of the Clinton campaign. The news fuels serious questions about the influence of powerful social media companies and their potential role as gatekeepers in favor of the establishment.
The Daily Caller reports that Twitter’s systems hid 48 percent of tweets using the #DNCLeak hashtag and 25 percent of tweets using #PodestaEmails, Twitter general counsel Sean Edgett said in his written testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.
The report adds that “Approximately one quarter (25%) of [#PodestaEmails tweets] received internal tags from our automation detection systems that hid them from searches,” Edgett said.
Look, Trump Haters! Actual real qualitative and quantitative evidence backing up the charge of influencing the election. This is how you go about making a serious accusation: You back it up with actual facts and information.
Twitter intentionally and massively altered their site to censor and hide tweets that presented information that was damaging to the Hillary Clinton campaign. Now this is an actual election scandal.