(Steve Watson) Platform refers to rampant politicised censorship as “prompts”
by Steve Watson, November, 25th, 2020
Not content with its current level of censorship, Twitter is upping its game once again, announcing a new policy where users will be issued with a warning if they ‘like’ a tweet that has been deemed to contain ‘misinformation’ by the tech overlords.
The platform unveiled the change Monday, citing the election and COVID-19 as justification.
“Giving context on why a labeled Tweet is misleading under our election, COVID-19, and synthetic and manipulated media rules is vital,” a post read.
Twitter stated that its
censorship “prompts” have “helped decrease Quote Tweets of misleading information by 29%.”
Giving context on why a labeled Tweet is misleading under our election, COVID-19, and synthetic and manipulated media rules is vital.
These prompts helped decrease Quote Tweets of misleading information by 29% so we’re expanding them to show when you tap to like a labeled Tweet. pic.twitter.com/WTK164nMfZ
— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) November 23, 2020
Twitter then gave an example of a ‘misleading’ statement that would lead to a warning if anyone likes it.
“Mail in votes will be harder to count and track, leading to unreliable results” the example read.
The example was highlighted with the ‘prompt’ “This is disputed,” and “Help keep Twitter a place for reliable info. Find out more before sharing.”
The example gives a clear indication of exactly who Twitter is targeting with the new censorship policy.
The company which has actively censored President Trump’s posts while blocking news regarding Joe Biden’s potentially disqualifying dodgy business dealings, also recently announced that it will reset the @POTUS account on inauguration day, deleting Trump’s tweets.
Twitter also announced that its representatives will be meeting with members of Biden’s ‘transition team’ in the coming weeks to discuss the hand over of the @POTUS handle.
In the face of such rampant politicised censorship, which has been exposed by Senator Ted Cruz, among others, grilling Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, it is no surprise that rival platform Parler has gained massive numbers of users, after promising to adhere to freedom of speech rights.
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