Twitter is so mired in liberal propaganda that it views opposition ideology as the equivalent of white supremacy.
In a report by Vice’s Motherboard, a Twitter executive told an employee in a meeting that Twitter could not ban white supremacists in the same way as it bans ISIS terrorists. He argued that building an algorithm to “ban the Nazis” would result in the ban of several Republican politicians currently in office.
Vice interviewed an extremism researcher, Amarnath Amarasingam, who said that “some of Trump’s tweets” fell into the category of white supremacy, “so it becomes hard for social media companies to say all of ‘this content should be removed.’”
At a TED talk/interview on April 16, Whitney Pennington Rodgers asked Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey why Twitter hadn’t “banned the Nazis” yet. Dorsey replied, “We have a situation right now where that term is used fairly loosely. We just cannot take any one mention of that word accusing someone else as a factual indication of whether someone can be removed from the platform.”
Dorsey’s employees seem to disagree with him on that count. Twitter has created an algorithm to ban ISIS terrorists and propaganda that is so militant that it also bans “Arabic language broadcasters” and other accounts that may have tweeted against ISIS. The executive quoted in Vice said that “Society, in general, accepts the benefit of banning ISIS for inconveniencing some others.”
The fact that Twitter can make a decision to sacrifice the accounts of some innocent users in order to completely eradicate ISIS from their platform shows how much power the tech company has.