The second installment of the long-awaited Twitter FIles has been released, and this time around the majority pertains to Twitter’s direct hand in censoring right-wing Twitter users throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and during the 2020 Presidental election.
This assisted left-wing hashtags and other forms of propaganda to be put in front of Twitter users’ eyes almost exclusively. Democrats and left-wing political accounts have rarely been banned or had fact-checks placed on their posts. Meanwhile, counter-narrative posts from right-wing Twitter accounts would be frequently banned, suspended, or were fact-checked by a company that typically falls left-wing, such as Snopes.
3. Take, for example, Stanford’s Dr. Jay Bhattacharya (@DrJBhattacharya) who argued that Covid lockdowns would harm children. Twitter secretly placed him on a “Trends Blacklist,” which prevented his tweets from trending. pic.twitter.com/qTW22Zh691
— Bari Weiss (@bariweiss) December 9, 2022