For Twitter, a company who has totally bought into the Police State dominated by Leftist fanatics, this week has been an uncomfortable eye-opener.
First, Twitter was sued by a banned news blogger after the company violated his free-speech rights. Now Silicon Beat reports that Project Veritas has released two of videos clearly clearly showing Twitter for what it is…fanatically left-wing and totally biased.
Tech companies all over Silicon Valley are worried they could be exposed, and sued, next.
The first video, released Wednesday by investigative journalist James O’Keefe, shows a Twitter network security engineer saying the company would be willing to help the Department of Justice’s investigation by turning over President Trump’s direct messages and deleted tweets.
In the eight-minute video, Clay Haynes says that unfortunately, the president tweets are newsworthy and that they are in line with Twitter’s official line on the issue of banning the president. Last week, Twitter basically said it’s not going to happen because he’s a world leader and people need to be able to see and discuss the “important information” he conveys on the platform.
O’Keefe talks to Haynes and asks if Twitter is “working with the DOJ” on its investigation into Trump and other figures in his administration. Haynes said he “can’t comment, and even if I knew I wouldn’t comment.”
O’Keefe closes out the video by comparing Twitter’s apparent willingness to share Trump’s information with the government to Apple’s refusal to help the FBI unlock the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone in 2016. Apple said then that it didn’t want to set a precedent of violating its customers’ privacy.
Project Veritas released a second video about Twitter Thursday. In the 15-minute video, eight current and former Twitter employees are talking in restaurants and clubs where loud music is playing — talk about the company’s struggle with political content.
The video includes discussion of “shadow banning,” in which the company supposedly limits the audience of a Twitter user’s tweets without notifying that user, essentially meaning that user could be tweeting at nobody.
It’s not a new revelation — and other companies with online communities use it partly as an answer to spammers — but the video offers a glimpse of what a former employee thought of it.
“It’s like, unethical in some way, you know?” he says in the video.
O’Keefe then calls on the company to be more transparent, to “bring shadow banning out of the shadows.”
In the video, other former and current Twitter employees also talk about how the company handles pro-Trump bots and algorithms that help block or mute tweets.