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Twitter Files Expose How FBI, CIA, FTC, Others Censor Users Through Social Media



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Latest releases of Internal Twitter Files show that security agencies of the US government, as well as government officials are using Social Media to censor users.

The files exposed how FBI, CIA, FTC and other government’s agencies are secretly censoring users and shadow-banning others for tweeting of talking against certain interests of the government.

For instance, latest release of internal Twitter files shows that users who opposed COVID lockdowns, made fun of liberal TikTok videos, or just happened to be conservative were secretly restricted. They weren’t allowed to trend, and their tweets would barely be seen by others.

However, Twitter officials, for years, have sw

orn that the app does not engage in “shadow banning” users.

“People are asking us if we shadow ban. We don’t,” Twitter’s official account posted in July 2018.

“I think the real question behind the question is, are we doing something according to political ideology or viewpoints? We are not. Period,” Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said in an interview a month later.

“We do not look at content with regards to political viewpoint or ideology. We look at behavior.”

Those are lies.

What “behavior” did Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, a professor at Stanford School of Medicine, demonstrate? He was tweeting that COVID lockdowns could be harmful to children.

Journalist Bari Weiss revealed Thursday night that, without telling him or anyone else, Twitter labeled Bhattacharya’s account “trends backlist” to make sure he wouldn’t show up on the top-read list no matter how many people agreed with him.

READ: 12 Reasons You’re Getting Poor Tweet Engagements

Of course, Dr. Bhattacharya was absolutely right — closed schools set back an entire generation of children in both education and social skills.

But a small group of Twitter executives decided you weren’t allowed to have that opinion in 2020-21.

Again and again, Twitter put its finger on the scale based wholly on ideology.

Well, that’s Twitter’s right, liberals will now say, rolling their eyes.

Something tells us they’d be singing a different tune if, say, Rachel Maddow was shadow banned, but setting that aside — Twitter lied.

Their executives may even have perjured themselves. They kept claiming this “didn’t happen,” and it’s only because Elon Musk spent billions that we know it absolutely did.

The “crisis of disinformation” you go on and on about, wondering why people don’t trust the “experts” anymore? This is why. Our “betters” in tech, media, and government have gaslighted us so often, we can never believe a word they say again.

Anthony Chinonso Ogbonna is the editor of Techuncode media. He is a seasoned journalist whose stint cuts across broadcast, print and, especially, the online media. A graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), Anthony holds a Masters Degree in Multimedia Journalism. He aligns his belief with those of world tech communities, holding tenaciously that the world is solely driven and can only be best with tech. Furthermore, Anthony believes that technology is simple, fun and is not what one, especially Africans, should be scared of, hence, his passion for telling compelling stories about tech in ways relatable to the ordinary user. He has his hobbies in reading and designing (new hobby though.)