It’s no secret that Twitter skews sharply to the left. A recent job change by a top employee of the platform shows why.
Carlos Monje, now the former public policy director for Twitter, left the company to join the transition team for Democratic nominee Joe Biden, a source familiar with the matter told Politico on Thursday.
According to Politico, Monje currently “serves as co-chair of Biden's infrastructure policy committee and helped host a fundraiser for the former vice president this week, according to an invitation obtained by POLITICO.”
Monje worked for the Obama transition team in 2008, and later served as senior policy advisor and special assistant to the president on the Domestic Policy Council, according to Politico. Monje also “served as the director of agency review on the team that prepared in vain for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s administration.”
So he went from working for Obama to Twitter to Biden, hardly a significant change.
The political affiliation of Twitter’s employees wouldn’t be an issue if politics didn’t affect content moderation on the site. But just yesterday, Twitter flagged a satirical video tweeted by President Donald Trump parodying the Biden “Despacito” disaster. Earlier this month, the platform flagged another tweet from the president urging North Carolina voters to confirm that their votes are counted in the upcoming election. In 2018, employees at Twitter, Facebook and Google donated twelve times more money to Democratic candidates as they did to Republicans.
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