Big Tech censorship goes nuclear.
Paul Joseph Watson
October 14, 2020
Twitter has followed Facebook’s example by censoring a New York Post article about Joe Biden’s foreign lobbying scandal after users were prevented from tweeting links to the story, leading one NY Post editor to describe the move as an act of “digital civil war.”
As we highlighted earlier, Facebook announced that it would be preventing the story from spreading on its site after the company’s Policy Communications Manager and lifelong Democrat Party operative Andy Stone said the company had buried the article in its algorithm.
The story, which has been met with denials from the Biden campaign, claims that Hunter Biden had introduced his father, then-Vice President Joe Biden, to a top executive in a Ukrainian energy firm a year before Biden pressured the government of Ukraine to fire a prosecutor who was investigating the company.
Now Twitter has moved to censor the story too by blocking users from tweeting out the link.
— Anders Hagstrom (@Hagstrom_Anders) October 14, 2020
When attempting to tweet out a link to the New York Post, users receive a message informing them that the URL is “harmful” and the tweet doesn’t send.
NY Post editor Sohrab Ahmari described the move as a “Big Tech Coup” and “digital civil war,” explaining, “I, an editor at The New York Post, one of the nation’s largest papers by circulation, can’t post one of our own stories that details corruption by a major-party presidential candidate, Biden.”
This is a Big Tech information coup. This is digital civil war.
I, an editor at The New York Post, one of the nation’s largest papers by circulation, can’t post one of our own stories that details corruption by a major-party presidential candidate, Biden. pic.twitter.com/BKNQmAG19H
— Sohrab Ahmari (@SohrabAhmari) October 14, 2020
“Republicans better wake up Big Tech is trying to eliminate freedom of speech,” remarked Donald Trump Jr.
Republicans better wake up Big Tech is trying to eliminate freedom of speech. https://t.co/wOfhAQvyUW
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) October 14, 2020
Arthur Schwartz also highlighted how Twitter was discouraging people from reading the story by labeling it “violent or misleading content that could lead to real world harm.”
Twitter is not only preventing people from tweeting the NY Post story, they’re discouraging people from reading it at all. pic.twitter.com/mRmmRzwxi6
— Arthur Schwartz (@ArthurSchwartz) October 14, 2020
The coordinated censorship of such a massive news story by the two social media giants is a chilling example of election meddling less than 3 weeks before the vote takes place on November 3.
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This article was posted: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 2:27 pm