by: JD Heyes
(Natural News) In recent days Twitter co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey won praise from the Left and ire from the Right after he retweeted a link to a Medium post written by a pair of liberal academics calling for the destruction — politically or otherwise? — of the Republican Party and conservatives with the words, “Great read.”
It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that Dorsey not only enjoyed the piece but agreed with its premise. What is less known is whether the Twitter co-founder endorses the physical elimination of conservatives, Trump supporters, the Republican Party and pretty much anyone else who doesn’t goose-step in alignment with the increasingly Marxist Democratic Party.
What’s ironic about his endorsement, of course, is that Dorsey — like Mark Zuckerberg at Facebook and those nerdy guys who founded Google — developed his platform as a means of providing users with another means of speech and expression in the tradition of our First Amendment.
But now he wants to use it as a means of censoring and “shadow-banning” users who engage in speech or expression he doesn’t agree with — just like the censors in Communist China and other authoritarian dictatorships around the world who rule by decree, whim, and a lot of force.
The proof is in his own actions.
As reported by Business Insider, Dorsey is rolling up his sleeves and taking a direct role in censoring content on his platform, according to company insiders who are spilling the beans.
The site notes:
Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey is reportedly getting more personally involved with blocking controversial accounts on the platform, a departure from an earlier, long-held ethos that the company is the “free-speech wing of the free-speech party.”
Citing Twitter insiders, Fast Company noted further that Dorsey had a direct hand in banning longtime advisor and friend to President Donald J. Trump, Roger Stone.
Sources said that Dorsey would ask the company’s chief of trust and safety, Del Harvey, to take actions banning people when abuse would directly affect celebrities or other high-end users. (Related: SILENCE! Twitter, YouTube scrubbing all content and banning all users who question the official (false) narrative on the Florida school shooting.)
And while it’s not clear that Dorsey was telling others in the company to ban specific users, one source said that he would flag certain accounts and then ask the safety team to move in and do something.
Sort of like inventing the crime, then getting the cops — whom you own — to go enforce the law.
“Jack was making those [kinds of] calls,” the source told Fast Company. “They were very smart about it — you’re not going to find a paper trail. He was very good about providing certain items to [the] safety [team] and asking for action. He would tell somebody [on the team], You should check out this account — you should do something about it.”
That may not be direct interference to some, but consider this thought experiment: If you don’t think that’s a company executive intervening to inform underlings what to do, imagine what would happen to said underlings if they failed to comply — it’s likely they’d be unemployed.
Or try this one: Trump has been savaged by the Left-wing media and his Deep State detractors for allegedly ‘suggesting’ that then-FBI Director Comey drop an investigation into the president’s first national security advisor, Michael Flynn. Trump didn’t directly order Comey to drop the case (which he could have done as head of the Executive Branch), but he’s nevertheless been accused of “interfering.”
Fast Company says Twitter employees who spoke to the site are worried that Dorsey-led censorship will get to be a big problem.
“The moment you’re catering to the request of a CEO — whether by making exceptions in enforcement or by taking action outside of [what] the policy [calls for] — everything goes downhill,” said a source.
Sounds like the “free speech wing of the free speech party” has become the latest social media platform to make a mockery of that principle, compliments of a guy who may think the American political landscape ought to mirror that of Red China.
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J.D. Heyes is editor of The National Sentinel and a senior writer for Natural News and News Target.