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‘Twitter Files’ Bombshell Exposes How High-Ups Bent Their Own Rules to Make Sure Trump Got Kicked Off

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Rules were no barrier once Twitter’s internal momentum was building for the ban of then-President Donald Trump in the aftermath of the Capitol raid, according to correspondence discovered in the “Twitter Files.”

Twitter has a regulation that permits tweets that would otherwise be reported for punishment to stay accessible if they are deemed to be in the public interest.

As highlighted by writer Michael Shellenberger in Saturday’s issue of the “Twitter Files,” Twitter took that regulation through a lot of contortions in order to ban Trump.

The “Twitter Files” is an effort conducted by new Twitter owner Elon Musk to highlight internal decision-making at Twitter as it pertained to muzzling viewpoints and banning Trump.

The communications obtained by Shellenberger suggest that former Twitter Head of Trust and Safety Yoel Roth was a driving force behind the suspension and helped circumvent the regulations in order to achieve his goal.

Shellenberger published messages from a Twitter official who questioned the situation and Roth’s response that whatever they might use to ban Trump will be utilized in the process.

Shellenberger focuses on a single tweet, stating, “What happens next is essential to understanding how Twitter justified banning Trump. Sales exec: ‘are we dropping the public interest [policy] now…’ Roth, six hours later: ‘In this specific case, we’re changing our public interest approach for his account…’”

According to the materials obtained by Shellenberger, Roth attempted to permanently suspend the account of Florida Republican Representative Matt Gaetz as a practice run for what he had planned for Trump.

Later, Roth provides his reason for abandoning policy.

“Roth’s response hints at how Twitter would justify deviating from its longstanding policy. ‘To put a different spin on it: policy is one part of the system of how Twitter works… we ran into the world changing faster than we were able to either adapt the product or the policy,’” Shellenberger posted.

More on this story via The Western Journal:

In an Op-Ed posted on The Hill, law professor Jonathan Turley of George Washington University noted the disturbing reality revealed by the “Twitter Flies.”

Turley noted that comments from President Joe Biden and former President Barack Obama supporting content moderation “show total contempt for the ability of people to make up their own minds on subjects ranging from elections to vaccinations.” CONTINUE READING…

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