I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again — social media sites like Twitter are blights on our society. They censor without being honest about why, and even when they do give an explanation — they’re constantly apologizing for the initial lack of an explanation. The explanations they do give are simply excuses for their clear censorship of views and stories they don’t like or agree with.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey responded to the social media firestorm his platform faced following their intentional censorship of a New York Post story that reportedly provides evidence that apparent son of privilege Hunter Biden allegedly provided access to his father, then vice president Joe Biden, in exchange for monetary compensation.
Dorsey was not apologetic at all for his site’s clear censorship, but only that the lack of an explanation as to why the story was banished site-wide was “unacceptable.” Dorsey couldn’t even provide an excuse as to why not only the story was being censored, but that accounts — like White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany’s Twitter account — were “locked” and unable to use until the tweet in question is deleted.
People with conviction that did nothing wrong don’t delete tweets, and in not doing so, Twitter essentially bans you from their site.
Here’s Dorsey’s tweet, which also provides a link to Twitter Safety’s account with the excuses for their censorship of the story (Note: You can view all of the excuses by clicking on Twitter Safety's thread):
We want to provide much needed clarity around the actions we’ve taken with respect to two NY Post articles that were first Tweeted this morning.— Twitter Safety (@TwitterSafety) October 14, 2020
Silicon Valley never seems to learn from their business-killing mistakes, whether the mistakes in question were intentional or not. It looks like it’s about time to turn to alternative social media sites, like Parler. A mass exodus from the monopolistic social media sites seems necessary.
Or people could try the original social media — talking to one another face to face.