Users, including numerous conservatives are hammering Twitter for unleashing a new policy that could destroy videos or images that expose the left to mockery or criticism.
Say goodbye to independent journalism that can actually expose rioters and the left. Conservatives condemned Twitter for declaring the platform “will not allow the sharing of private media, such as images or videos of private individuals without their consent.” Human Events Senior Editor Jack Posobiec drove the point home by extrapolating: “Under Twitter new ‘private media’ regulations we wouldn’t have been allowed to post screenshots of Darrel Brooks’ Facebook posts,” referring to the anti-white rapper who has been accused of using a Sports Utility Vehicle to mow down civilians at a Christmas parade.
Self-described evolutionary theorist and podcast host Bret Weinstein suggested that the policy update “is an unworkable policy,” while illustrating “it is beautifully constructed to allow Twitter to protect its friends and punish/hobble others with *selective enforcement* all while pretending to be impartial and interested only in the ‘safety’ of the community.”
“This is Twitter trying to muzzle independent journalists. With this policy, only corporate press could set narrative on Kenosha. Project Veritas can be silenced. Twitter is also saying they’re no longer a public square. How does that factor into 230 exemptions?”
The unverified account purporting itself to represent Ars Technica founder Jon Stokes made a similar prediction: “I have a Twitter list I put together during the summer 2020 protests that’s mostly independent media livestreaming and photographing protests. I expect that’s in trouble now and will be far less useful when something else kicks off.”
“Safe bet this will be enforced selectively depending on the circumstances and the level of protest (and the status of protesters) against discrete episodes of censorship. So, probably not really a standard.”
The Federalist responded with a damning article headlined, “Twitter Implements New Rule So It Can Selectively Ban Memes, Mockery Of Democrats,” speculating on the implications of Twitter’s policy change.
For those with any doubts about the fact the policy was made to protect groups that liberals care about above others, Twitter made that clear in its policy page: “The misuse of private media can affect everyone, but can have a disproportionate effect on women, activists, dissidents, and members of minority communities.”
The policy change was declared the day after then-Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey stepped down to be replaced by now-CEO Parag Agrawal. He has beenwho is dogged by rumors of far-left partisanship, such as infamously stating in an interview that “Our role is not to be bound by the First Amendment.”
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