As hearings were held ahead of Congress on Big Tech’s use of Section 230 to censor content, the most interesting revelation came from Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, who appeared to admit the platform was presses indignant crowds to flag the posts which are then considered “ disinformation. “.
Dorsey admitted that Senator Rick Scott was questioning her, noting: “We have no general policy on misleading information and disinformation … We rely on the people who call this speech.
Twitter users provided a helpful translation:
Dorsey says Twitter has no general policy on disinformation. “We rely on people calling him.” Even Twitter is outsourcing policy making to progressive Twitter.
– Megan McArdle (@asymmetricinfo) October 28, 2020
Whoever shouts the loudest gets his way …
– The Hunter’s Laptop (@mdphdfacs) October 29, 2020
If I were a bigger troll, with more fans, I would try to flag one of Jack’s tweets until it was deleted by the algorithm.
– Al Sadius (@Alsadius) October 28, 2020
Elsewhere during the hearing, Senator Ted Cruz said that Twitter, Facebook and Google are “the greatest threat to free speech in America and the greatest threat we have to free and fair elections.”
Senator Ted Cruz: “The three witnesses we have before this committee collectively represent, I believe, the greatest threat to free speech in America and the greatest threat we have to free and fair elections.” # Section230 pic.twitter.com/MW274kMu1X
– For America (@ForAmerica) October 28, 2020
Cruz asked Dorsey if he thought that Twitter had the capacity to influence the results of the elections, to which Dorsey replied “no” … an answer which Cruz qualified as “absurd”.
“If you don’t think you have the power to influence the elections, why are you blocking anything?” Cruz asked.
CRUZ: “Does Twitter have the capacity to influence elections?”
CRUZ: “If you don’t think you have the power to influence the elections, why are you blocking anything?” pic.twitter.com/6N21uxDvjw
– Daily caller (@DailyCaller) October 28, 2020
Dorsey admitted that “more responsibility is needed”.
Cruz then asked Dorsey, “Who the hell elected you and put you in charge of what the media is allowed to report and what the American people are allowed to hear?”
“Mr. Dorsey, who the hell elected you?” Ted Cruz said.
“We realize that we need to gain more confidence. We realize that more responsibility is needed, ”replies Jack Dorsey.
Twitter shares take a hit after this round of questions 📉https: //t.co/YVXYzGhOZo pic.twitter.com/4TLDsgHZ8U
– Bloomberg Technology (@technology) October 28, 2020
Elsewhere, Dorsey admitted that Twitter had no evidence that the New York Post reports of Hunter Biden were “ Russian disinformation, ” and that they were censoring them anyway:
‘We’re not doing it’: Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey admits having no evidence to claim New York Post Biden story is disinformationhttps: //t.co/pCnv4L9doW pic.twitter.com/O4iye3COEo
– RNC Research (@RNCResearch) October 28, 2020
Deanna breaks down the hearings held for Big Tech and how Jack Dorsey is lying.
Dorsey also admitted that under Twitter’s crooked “ disinformation ” rules, the President’s tweets can be censored, while the Iranian Ayatollah cannot be prevented from questioning the Holocaust:
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey defends not reporting Holocaust-denying tweets as disinformation, while flagging President’s tweets https://t.co/63qT3FSx8p pic.twitter.com/hkk9MgR3XA
– RNC research (@RNCResearch) October 28, 2020
After the hearings were over, Representative Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) slammed Dorsey, calling him “partisan and hypocritical,” as well as denouncing Democrats, noting that “not a single Democratic senator has defended the freedom of expression or freedom of the press today. “
“It should terrify Americans,” Crenshaw added:
The biggest result of large tech audiences:
1) Jack Dorsey is a supporter and a hypocrite.
2) There are no more liberals in the Democratic Party. Not a single Democratic senator has defended free speech or freedom of the press today.
This should terrify Americans.
– Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) October 28, 2020
It appeared that President Trump was also following the hearings:
REPEAL OF SECTION 230 !!!
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 6, 2020
#Twitters #Dorsey #admits #MobRule #censorship #platform #Dateway