o sooner had Twitter employees succeeded in mobbing sitting President Donald Trump off the social media platform in 2021 despite there having been no violations of Twitter’s terms of service made by Trump than the tweeps, as they are known, took it upon themselves to censor medical information.
In Monday’s installment of the Twitter Files, as told by Bari Weiss, it was revealed that as of January 9, 2021, one day after Trump’s speech on Twitter was silenced, “employees expressed eagerness to tackle ‘medical misinformation’ as soon as possible,” Weiss reported.
Internal communications show that Twitter employees were eager to take control of content and bend it to their own biases. “Yes,” one employee wrote, “we absolutely plan to do this in 2021 – with the timeline being ‘as soon as possible.”
While COVID was the thrust, as the world was still engaged in an ongoing pandemic, the employee wrote that “COVID is one specific disease; medical misinformation is a much broader category of harmful content.”
“We’ve laid a lot of the groundwork for policy and product behavior through our work on COVID and the election,” the employee wrote, seemingly proud of their efforts to silence and suppress the voices of doctors, election officials, and civilians they did not agree with on these hot-button issues.
The employee went on to note the departments at Twitter that were hard at work censoring users on the platform, saying “the Misinfo Policy team… along with the folks in Health Experience, TwS, Research, and other teams across the company are now focussed on getting to a place of improved maturity in how our policies are actualized (across reporting, operations, global scale, scope, etc.”
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