Sunday, January 10, 2021
We all have new year's resolutions, from weight loss to reading more books.
In my case, I decided to get out of the Twitter world. My decision was based on all the crazy stuff I was reading on Twitter and the obvious censorship of conservative opinions.
Now Twitter has deleted President Trump's account. As I've heard, the decision happened after Mr. Trump said he'd skip the inauguration. The Twitter leadership understood that as another statement that he was not accepting election results. Really? Didn't they watch that short video accepting the results?
Twitter has clearly taken off its mask, as The New York Post wrote:
This paper has a bit of history with Twitter's bias, seeing as they shut us down over a true Hunter Biden story. That incident proved that they "fact check" stories critical of Democrats far more aggressively than they do for Republicans, just as they police conservatives far more than liberals.
It's a "platform" that, thanks to Section 230, faces no responsibility for what is tweeted.
Twitter gets to censor whomever it likes, but throws up its hands at hate speech and libel with a "not our problem!"
If Twitter was a private publisher, this would be annoying but unavoidable. But it isn't.
Unfortunately, the 50-50 tie in the U.S. Senate may buy Twitter a little time. I hope we can move to deny Twitter the Section 230 protection because it is not really a forum anymore.
PS: You can listen to my show (Canto Talk).