The twitter files saga has been a pretty interesting case study in leftist group think. First we were repeatedly told that conservatives were not shadow banned. This has changed to they were shadow banned and it was no big deal.
We went quickly from “no one is being shadowbanned” to “we always knew people were being shadowbanned for ideological reasons; this is not new.” https://t.co/eXl2rHMBqn
— Frank J. Fleming (@IMAO_) December 9, 2022
The other thing the left has done is act like all the twitter files show is senior executives discussing policy with each other.
lmao "secret group"—you're telling me the company's highest-ranking people would talk to each other before making decisions that could have particularly sensitive consequences?? and they didn't inform ME about it?? https://t.co/HxnE9HCjj3
— Ashley Feinberg (@ashleyfeinberg) December 9, 2022
The problem is it shows more than that. For one it shows twitter in regular contact with government officials and the Biden team over who too censor. As a reminder the 1st amendment means the government generally can’t infringe free speech. Also its clear that in many cases twitter was simply making up the rules as they went along in order to censor speech they didn’t like.
Now that twitter is a little more free more people on the right are responding to what is happening at twitter.
— max (@MaxNordau) December 9, 2022
“We may take action”. But action was only taken on people right of blithering Leftists.
— DrBunnyMD (@DrBunnyMD) December 9, 2022
Your gaslighting won't work. pic.twitter.com/L3NZl4h5mk
— Katie Yonke (@JKHomestead) December 9, 2022