‘Under CEO Jack Dorsey’s leadership, Twitter has consistently made tone deaf and politically motivated decisions in regards to a whole host of matters under its purview. They have played their users as idiots regarding the bias shown toward banning and shadowbanning users, been slow to respond to complaints from the right while moving rapidly in response to complaints from the left and corporate media outlets, and engaged a meandering standard towards “doxxing” and targeted harassment that is utterly laughable if it didn’t put the lives of many people at risk.
Now in their latest tone deaf action, Twitter has gone beyond the limits of mere stupidity and constant bias to engage in outright defamation.
According to NBC, Twitter reportedly plans to once again ignore its user demands for basic things like an edit button or better filters to mute trolling, and instead roll out a new feature that would clearly enable organized trolls to shut down articles and pieces they dislike.
In the screenshot of the demo obtained by NBC, Twitter used three examples of how the proposal would look. In doing so, they included a Tweet by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, featuring just one media outlet: The Federalist, who they defamed as “harmfully misleading.”
Since this is a demo image and not a live feature on Twitter, it was the company’s deliberate choice to characterize The Federalist’s verified reporting about the ICIG changing its forms and guidance for whistleblowers, ignoring the fact that the ICIG himself later confirmed our reporting on the record.’