When it comes to prosecuting former President Donald Trump and his associates for alleged malfeasance, or any conservative, left-wing politicians and their supporters like to tout the “no one is above the law” line. Yet, when one of their own breaks the law, their collective silence is deafening.
It’s selective justice where lawbreakers on the right are swiftly and harshly held accountable by the full weight of the U.S. Department of Justice, but at times, their left-leaning counterparts are either given a pass or treated with kid gloves. One of the latest high-profile examples is former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, who lied before Congress while testifying at a 2018 House Energy and Commerce Committee meeting to discuss “Transparency and Accountability” at his social media company.
“I want to read a few quotes about Twitter’s practices, and I just want you to tell me if they’re true or not,” Rep. Mike Doyle, D-Penn., said. “Social media is being rigged to censor conservatives. Is that true of Twitter?” “No,” Dorsey responded. “Are you censoring people?” Doyle followed. “No,” Dorsey answered again. “Twitter’s shadow-banning prominent Republicans … is that true?” Doyle asked. “No,” Dorsey said a third time. Twitter’s then CEO also assured Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., that any shadow-banning of Republican lawmakers by the social media company’s algorithm “was not written with that intention.”
Yet the recent release of documents and internal discussions among Twitter’s top brass and far-left “content moderators” confirm it did shadow-ban and censor conservatives while Dorsey ran the then public company. “A new #TwitterFiles investigation reveals that teams of Twitter employees build blacklists, prevent disfavored tweets from trending, and actively limit the visibility of entire accounts or even trending topicsall in secret, without informing users,” journalist Bari Weiss tweeted last week.
She revealed “Take, for example, Stanford’s Dr. Jay Bhattacharya who argued that Covid lockdowns would harm children. Twitter secretly placed him on a ‘Trends Blacklist,’ which prevented his tweets from trending. Or consider the popular right-wing talk show host, Dan Bongino who at one point was slapped with a ‘Search Blacklist.’” Weiss added, “Twitter set the account of conservative activist Charlie Kirk to ‘Do Not Amplify.’”