Twitter has decided that its employees are now qualified to censor world leaders. No word on whether raging anti-semite Ayatollah Khamenei will finally lose his Twitter account.
Her Wikipedia entry reads, “At Twitter, Gadde has made protecting privacy and opposing the censorship of Twitter internationally policy priorities.”
Oh, how times have changed!
Gadde isn’t so keen on protecting privacy and opposing the censorship of people that she doesn’t seem to like very much like… President Trump.
She actually called Twitter censorship a “Time Out” as though the sitting President of the United States was a toddler that colored on the wall.
Project Veritas released a video showing Gadde addressing the crackdown on President Trump and some of his supporters including followers of Q-Anon and other “conspiracy theories” in the wake of the January 6 storming of the Capitol.
In the video, Gadde says, “Beyond de-amplification, we are going to — conspiracy theories — we are going to be permanently suspending those accounts.”
She added that booting off President Trump was only the beginning. She added that around the world we have seen “violence unfold as a result of either misleading information or coded rhetoric.”
“Coded rhetoric?” They’d know about “coded rhetoric.” They’re the same people who say right-wing speech is violence and left-wing violence is speech.
What Gadde is saying here is that it didn’t matter what President Trump said — like “You have to go home now. We have to have peace. We have to have law and order. We have to respect our great people in law and order. We don’t anybody hurt,” — they’d find a way to blame him for the behavior of the rioters.
But now Gadde is saying that other world leaders need to toe the Twitter policy line or they could end up with the same fate. God help anyone to the right of Vladimir Lenin!
Around the world, “we’ve seen violence unfold as a result of either misleading information or coded rhetoric,” Gadde told staffers.
“So a lot of our learning here has come from other markets. So in that sense, we do feel like it is — this is our global approach.”
She added: “We need to be very focused on being able to enforce any of these policies or enforcement decisions we make at scale.”
“I think long-term we want to be in terms of building trust and enforcing policies consistently and providing adamant notice before we take a very aggressive step like a permanent suspension,” Gadde said.
In an unprecedented move, the social media giant also permanently banned President Trump from the platform two days after the Capitol siege “due to the risk of further incitement of violence.”
“Whether we believe Trump’s tweets are inciting violence and having real-world harm. I think that we’ve seen in fact, they are,” Gadde said in the video.
Source: New York Post
A Twitter spokesperson confirmed that the video was authentic, but not without a bit of spin, “The remarks shown in the video were delivered to our more than 5,400 employees and are nearly the same words Jack shared in a recent Tweet Thread offering context around and reflections on our work to protect the conversation in recent weeks.”
Big Tech has gotten very big indeed and now they think that they can monitor speech — including the speech of world leaders.
I’m thinking that Vijaya Gadde is on a bit of a power trip.
That’s no surprise. Her boss, the Hipster Rasputin grown-ass man with a nosering Jack Dorsey is also on a power trip after removing the Bully Pulpit of the Leader of the Free World.
If they can do that to the President, imagine what they can do to you.