The right wing-hating, information-controlling executives at Twitter have accomplished a new feat: Publicly shaming the nation of Uganda for censoring information during a contentious election.
The head-turning post, which was published Tuesday by the corporation’s Public Policy team, comes after reports Internet service providers are being ordered to block social media and messaging apps.
“We strongly condemn,” the tweet reads, “Internet shutdowns --- they are hugely harmful, violate basic human rights and the principles of the #OpenInternet.”
Corrine Weaver of MRC TechWatch says it's almost amusing to watch the “doubled-sided” actions of Twitter, which has permanently banned President Trump and, before Election Day, froze out The New York Post (pictured below) for its exclusive story on Hunter Biden’s left-behind laptop and its questionable content.
“It's ridiculous,” Weaver tells One News Now. “It makes no sense that they would say that and then turn around and make sure to turn off 70 thousand Twitter accounts.”
Weaver’s reaction comes after Twitter announced it has permanently dropped more than 70,000 accounts since late last week, claiming it is clamping down on users who published QAnon conspiracy theories, The Verge reported. Not only did Twitter drop those accounts but U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz complained he had lost tens of thousands of followers, and Sen. Ted Cruz also reported the same treatment.
Online data supported their claims of an online purge, The Verge reported, and a cursory scroll through Twitter shows other conservative figures have watched thousands of followers disappear, too, and many state they are waiting for an eventual ban from the website.
Reacting to Twitter’s lecture to Uganda, journalist Glenn Greenwald told Fox News that Twitter was engaging in “really sick, dark and dangerous irony” by condemning Uganda but “leading the way” in censorship.
Gleenwald also mentioned the censorship of The New York Post story, which he summarized as Twitter hiding accusations related to the Democratic nominee for president because Twitter’s employees wanted that candidate to win on Election Day.
After witnessing blatant censorship, The New York Post hasn't forgotten its treatment by the social media giant. An op-ed published this week points out that posts with the hashtag "#KillTrump" and the account of Ayatollah Khamenei, who has said Israel must "perish," remain active.
Twitter users were not punished after celebrating the death of a Louisiana congressman-elect, Republican Luke Letlow, who died from COVID-19 complications, the Post also said.