Another Musk-commissioned scribe says previous Twitter management censored right wing

WASHINGTON: Viewed from the right, Twitter’s formerly seemingly liberal left-wing management has built a “blacklist” of conservatives, using a “display filter” to block what people see see or not see on the platform and “censor” right-wing views. The view from the left is the not very different policy of the new boss Elon musk“free speech, not free access” approach.
The two competing views on the social media platform continued to erupt on Friday after Musk commissioned another journalist who rebelled against the liberals’ excessive liberalization in the media. media, to examine internal Twitter documents to illustrate what many on the right see as a stranglehold on the platform’s liberal left. .
Bari Weissa problem first The New York Times The journalist who left the newspaper in 2020 on accusations of excessive liberal influence hostile to conservatives, suggested the former Twitter management, which included Indian-American CEO Parag Agrawal and his head of legal, Vijaya Gadde, has put in place policies to govern the freedom of speech unfettered — it’s not unusual in the social media ecosystem and something that Google, You Tube, Facebook among others are supposed to perform.
Among the examples Weiss cited was Stanford University’s Dr Jay Bhattacharya, who argued that the Covid lockdown would harm children and had been “secretly” placed on the “Blacklist of Children”. trending,” which prevented his tweets from trending. She also cites the case of popular right-wing talk show host Dan Bongino, who was at one point on the “Search Blacklist,” and conservative activist Charlie Kirk, whose management board Twitter has instructed not to amplify tweets.
“We control visibility quite a bit. And we pretty much control amplification of your content. And ordinary people don’t know how much we do,” Weiss quoted an unnamed engineer on Twitter as saying, adopting the same tactic that Musk has criticized (of anonymous sources).
In a series of tweets, Weiss said the team that decides whether to limit the reach of some users is known as the Strategic Response Team – Global Escalation Group, or SRT-GET. It typically handles up to 200 “instances” per day. There already exists a level beyond official ticketing, in addition to the level of rating moderators and records that follow the company’s policy on paper, a group called “Site Integrity Policy, Support Policy Escalation” or “SIP-PES”. Weiss said this “secret” group includes Head of Legal, Policy and Trust, Vijaya Gadde, Global Head of Trust & Safety, Yoel Rothand subsequent CEOs Jack Dorsey and Parag Agrawal, among others.
The latest revelations have ignited the right-wing ecosystem but are scorned by the left-wing liberals as “a badass burger”.
But Musk himself corroborated the findings of Weiss and Matt Taibbi, another journalist he gave access to so-called Twitter files, which were essentially internal email exchanges between executives of the company. earlier Twitter distribution to discuss whether and how to limit the reach of accounts they see as spreading misinformation. Many media analysts say the latest revelations don’t reveal much beyond the internal debates among Twitter’s policy teams about the bans, some of which have since been overturned.


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