Twitter’s insidious censorship of conservatives continues.
The social media behemoth came under intense scrutiny last week after reports revealed Twitter hid several prominent Republicans from its search bar.
Per The Daily Caller:
Those affected included four House Republicans: Rep. Devin Nunes of California, Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida, Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio and Mark Meadows of North Carolina. All four are members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus. Democrats weren’t affected in the same way, Vice found.
Nunes is looking at taking legal steps against Twitter, he said in a Fox News interview on Sunday. “It sure looks to me like they are censoring people and they ought to stop it,” the California Republican said. “We are looking at any legal remedies to go through.”
At the center of the company’s censorship problem is its decision to penalize “bad-faith actors,” who aren’t actually in violation of any rules but still threaten “healthy conversation.”
Twitter didn’t penalize the congressmen because of anything they said, but because the “wrong” accounts were engaging with their tweets, two Twitter executives conceded in a blog post Thursday. The Republicans were guilty of being followed by the wrong people.
While Twitter has restored the congressmen’s visibility on the social media platform, the problem’s root cause remains, undermining the tech giant’s commitment to free speech.
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