Twitter owner Elon Musk accused the platform’s former leadership of interfering in elections through content moderation and failed public trust on November 30. He promised that Twitter 2.0 will be far more effective, transparent and even-handed in the future.
The Tesla CEO’s assertion about Twitter’s alleged election interference came in response to comments made by Twitter’s former head of trust and safety, Yoel Roth, who claimed that the social media giant was not safer under Elon Musk.
Roth delivered his comments on November 29, 2022 at a Knight Foundation conference, going so far as accusing Musk of running the company like a dictator.
Musk’s answer wasn’t long in coming. The obvious reality, as long-time users know, is that Twitter has failed in trust and safety for a very long time and has interfered in elections.
Even though Musk did not specify which elections he thought were affected by the social media platform, it was Roth who is considered responsible for suppressing the New York Post’s “laptop from hell” story.
The October 2020 bombshell involved both Hunter Biden, the son of then-Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, and Joe himself.
Roth was also behind the decision to ban former President Donald Trump from the platform after the controversial January 6 storming of the Capitol building, according to the US Zionist controlled media.
The former Twitter exec resigned along with the other employees who did not share Musk’s free-speech vision following the takeover.
The Musk-Roth row has once again shed light on Twitter and other Silicon Valley giants’ apparent meddling in US politics and suppression of free speech in clear violation of the First Amendment.
It was 2018, the year of midterm elections, when Republicans raised the alarm over Twitter’s deleting follower accounts and silencing of conservative voices.
In the beginning of July 2018, the US mainstream press announced that Twitter would fake accounts to increase the authenticity of the platform.
The move was justified by the alleged activity of Russian trolls. As a result, many prominent figures, most notably in the conservative camp, lost substantial numbers of followers.
Then President Donald Trump lambasted Twitter for totally discriminating against Republican Party and conservative users, but Twitter and its CEO Jack Dorsey claimed that the reduction was aimed at bots.
On July 25, 2018, a US conservative media outlet drew attention to the fact that Twitter algorithms were preventing the accounts of prominent Republicans, including RNC Chair Ronna Romney McDaniel, from appearing in search results.
The list of shadow-banned conservatives included GOP Representatives Mark Meadows, Jim Jordan, and Matt Gaetz, as well as Donald Trump Jr.’s spokesman Andrew Surabian.
Previously, Twitter representatives explained that the shadow-banning algorithms were analyzing account behavior in order to reduce the visibility of accounts believed to spread bigoted content.
The major goal of the tool was to boost the visibility of accounts contributing to the healthy conversation in searches.
However, according to the conservative media outlet, the mechanism was also instrumentalized against Republicans while their Democratic peers weren’t affected by it.
Quite the contrary, Democratic accounts were routinely auto-populated in Twitter’s drop-down search box. On July 26, 2018, Trump stepped in, accusing Twitter of political bias. However, Twitter responded on the same day that it was just a bug?
In November 2018, the Dems won the popular vote by more than 9.7 million votes – the largest midterm margin for any party – and took control of the House while Republicans retained their Senate majority.
Sputnik / ABC Flash Point News 2022.
es, it was very obvious Twitter was working for the Deep State!
We want the truth?