The protection Big Tech thinks they have from lawsuits may be coming to an end, whether Section 230 laws change or not… because they don’t hold true to their own rules.
Later today, Project Veritas is expected to launch a lawsuit against both Twitter and CNN. But if Big Tech continues being selective on who they will and will not protect with their ‘Twitter Safety’ policies, it’s only a matter of time before others do the same.
Remember all those trips to explain themselves before Congress, where the Silicon Valley aristocracy looked down their noses at We The People, telling us all sorts of pretty words, while none of us believed a word of it?
Remember how they censored a newspaper founded by Alexander Hamilton because they were reporting on the authentic contents of Hunter Biden’s lawfully abandoned laptop? Had it been Don Jr’s laptop, this would have been ‘an attempt to hide the evidence’, but because it was Hunter’s, it was ‘hacked’ or ‘russian disinformation’… depending on the day.
Accounts have been shut down for sharing information that ‘Twitter Safety’ considered ‘doxing’. Another, innocuous story this past week about the ‘Black Lives Manors’ was shut down because it was embarrassing to certain political activists.
Supposedly, they were concerned those stories would reveal personal details, despite many other such stories about the homes of rich and famous.
Contrast that to how they handled actual information that was unlawfully acquired, and put in the hands of a public who has demonstrated a willingness to be vengeful and violent.
Of course, because this story doxxes police, and not a Marxist group under whose banner domestic terrorists regularly terrorize neighborhoods and commit acts of violence, Twitter Safety has no issue sharing the story. Worse than that, they promoted it, putting it on top of it’s manually-curated ‘trending’ section.
British news outlet The Guardian published an article Friday, based on information from a group that specializes in trafficking hacked materials, listing the names of low-level police employees who anonymously donated to funds supporting the due process rights of colleagues who have garnered the ire of Black Lives Matter.
…The Guardian story is based on a “data breach at a Christian crowdfunding website” GiveSendGo that was shared with the outlet by the group Distributed Denial of Secrets (DDOS).
A typical section in the story named rank-and-file Wisconsin police officers who had donated small amounts to offset expenses of fellow Wisconsin officer Rusten Sheskey, who faced a probe after shooting knife-wielding suspect Jacob Blake:
Two $20 donations to Sheskey’s fund were associated with email addresses of a pair of lieutenants in Green Bay, Wisconsin’s police department. One, given under the name, “GBPD Officer”, was tied to an address associated with [name redacted by The Daily Wire], a training lieutenant in the department; another anonymous donation was associated with [name redacted by The Daily Wire], who is listed as a school resources officer lieutenant. —DailyWire
The article mentioned that some law enforcement officers and first responders donated small amounts to Kyle Rittenhouse’s defense.
One journo decided to go to a paramedic’s home and ask him why he donated $10 to the Rittenhouse defense fund.
A Utah paramedic donated to the defense fund of Kyle Rittenhouse. It was first reported in the @guardian this morning.
Rittenhouse is accused of killing two protesters in Kenosha, WI.
I tried to get the paramedics side of things. See the story tonight at 10p on @abc4utah. pic.twitter.com/sxGUzcrNwb
— Jason Nguyen (@FollowWIN) April 17, 2021
His side of things? How does a ten-dollar donation to anything qualify as ‘news’?
How about the tens of millions raised in bail money to let people who had committed terrible crimes entirely unrelated to the riots of last summer go free, some of whom went on to reoffend, or bring revenge on whoever called the cops in the first place? Was THAT of interest to this reporter? Or just some random paramedic who thinks that the accused deserves a fair trial, no matter how polarized the public has become against him?
Do whatever you’re going to do Twitter, just don’t expect the rest of us to shed any tears for you when the lawsuits start piling up.