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More Twitter censorship is coming

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29.11.2021

One of the founders of Twitter, Dorsey resigned as CEO on Monday, and said he’d leave the company’s board of directors in May. His replacement is Parag Agrawal, who’s been Twitter’s chief technology officer since October 2018.

Critics of Twitter’s censorship like to bring up a quote about the company being “the free speech wing of the free speech party.” However, that one came from a UK-based executive named Tony Wang – and dates back to 2012, four years after Dorsey was ousted as CEO. He triumphantly returned to Twitter in 2015, just in time for his platform to play a key role in US politics, enabling Donald Trump to tweet his way into the White House.

Facing a barrage of criticism about “Russian disinformation” from Democrats – whom he openly sympathized with – in the aftermath of the 2016 election, Dorsey oversaw a series of purges on the formerly free platform, starting with banning RT from buying ads and culminating in the January 8 permanent suspension of Trump, the sitting US president at the time.

The “Russian meddling” was about as real as the “Trump-Kremlin collusion” – that is to say, not at all – but it didn’t matter, as it provided a pretext for censoring people a certain political party didn’t like.

Twitter even censored other media outlets. For several weeks in October 2020, it........

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