Here’s a fresh example (today) of how Twitter throttles back my free speech when it doesn’t fit their political views. This only happens for Trump-related content, as far as I can tell.
I have no way of knowing if Twitter is deliberately suppressing Trump-related content, but it sure seems that way. I’m still sticking to my guns that the government shouldn’t get involved in this though. Twitter should have the right to be a jerk if it wants to. That said, it would sure be terrible to experience what Scott is going through with this. I feel his pain.
Scott’s assessment of Twitter’s inevitable downfall is also interesting:
I won’t ask you to believe me about Twitter’s backdoor assault on the First Amendment. That would be a waste of energy. Just file it away in your brain and remember that I warned you. Twitter’s business is about to fall apart and I expect that you’ll see this story emerge from whistleblowers.
I will watch with great amusement when this falling apart happens. The cost of convenience of not owning your own data is perpetual instability and uncertainty, and it’s about to come home to roost for Twitter. When the downfall occurs, people will hopefully learn to be very distrustful of ever again spending hundreds of hours on a platform that isn’t decentralized. As the saying goes, Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.