Twitter, censorship, and political speech

The opaqueness with which Twitter handles censorship of political speech is infuriating — infuriating, scummy, and dangerous. This process should be transparent and driven by more than just Twitter’s secretive corporate and political considerations.

I want to restore access to my account, which is still locked. But I would also like the company to disclose how it goes about making these decisions — and if any outside corrupt, pay-to-play political lobbies and groups like the Atlantic Council are involved in the process, as they are with Facebook.

So I just sent Twitter’s PR department a request for comment. Will update when I know more.

—Yasha Levine

PS: Catch up on Immigrants as a Weapon’s Twitter censorship saga here and here. And…happy holidays!


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