The censorship of President Donald Trump’s Twitter account and his campaign’s Twitter account continues to rage while the president challenges the vote count in court.
Twitter has labeled Trump’s tweets 52 times since Nov. 16. Team Trump’s tweets have been labeled 16 times as well in the past week. Overall, Trump and his campaign have been censored 262 times since May 31, 2018. Meanwhile, Biden and his campaign have received no such censorship.
Some of the labeled tweets featured OAN Chief White House Correspondent Chanel Rion, newly-elected Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), clips from Fox News Channel hosts Tucker Carlson and Judge Jeanine Pirro, Breitbart, RNC National Spokeswoman Elizabeth Harrington, and radio host Mark Levin.
“You have used this power to run amok. You have used it to silence conservatives,” said Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey in a Nov. 17 Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) also said to Dorsey, “You put up a page that says, ‘Voter fraud of any kind is exceedingly rare in the United States.’ That’s not linking to a broader conversation. That’s taking a disputed policy position.”
Twitter announced in an Oct. 9 blog, “Tweets with labels are already de-amplified through our own recommendation systems and these new prompts will give individuals more context on labeled Tweets so they can make more informed decisions on whether or not they want to amplify them to their followers.” The company also stated that users who choose to retweet labeled tweets would receive a prompt “pointing them to credible information.”
One Nov. 22 tweet from Trump stated, “In certain swing states, there were more votes than people who voted, and in big numbers. Does that not really matter? Stopping Poll Watchers, voting for unsuspecting people, fake ballots and so much more. Such egregious conduct. We will win!” Trump’s tweet was labeled: “This claim about election fraud is disputed.”
The censorship doesn’t stop with the president, however. Twitter proudly announced in a Nov. 12 update: “Approximately 300,000 Tweets have been labeled under our Civic Integrity Policy for content that was disputed and potentially misleading. These represent 0.2% of all US election-related Tweets sent during this time period.”
Conservatives are under attack. Contact Twitter at (415) 222-9670 and demand that Big Tech be held to account to mirror the First Amendment while providing transparency, clarity on “hate speech” and equal footing for conservatives. If you have been censored, contact us at the Media Research Center contact form, and help us hold Big Tech accountable.