Musk drops ‘Twitter Files 2.0’, revealing top conservative figures who were placed on ‘blacklists’ – NaturalNews.com

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A second massive drop of internal Twitter communications reveals further evidence that under old management, the platform was a tool of the far-left authoritarian deep state weaponized against right-thinking conservative points of view.

The “Twitter Files 2.0” drop was revealed by another investigative journalist, Bari Weiss, whereas last week’s dump was posted by journalist Matt Taibbi after receiving the information from platform boss Elon Musk.

“Twitter is working on a software update that will show your true account status, so you know clearly if you’ve been shadowbanned, the reason why and how to appeal,” Musk tweeted ahead of the data dump.

He also said Twitter will “start freeing the name space of 1.5 billion accounts” in the near future, noting further: “These are obvious account deletions with no tweets & no log in for years.”

These are obvious account deletions with no tweets & no log in for years

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 9, 2022

“Twitter once had a mission ‘to give everyone the power to create and share ideas and information instantly, without barriers.’ Along the way, barriers nevertheless were erected,” Weiss wrote. She pointed to Stanford University’s Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, a longstanding opponent of COVID groupthink during the pandemic, expressing opposition to lockdowns.

“Twitter secretly placed him on a ‘Trends Blacklist,’ which prevented his tweets from trending,” Weiss continued, going on to report that Fox News host Dan Bongino was placed on a “Search Blacklist” and had Turning Point USA’s Charlie Kirk on “Do Not Amplify.”

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“A new #TwitterFiles investigation reveals that teams of Twitter employees build blacklists, prevent disfavored tweets from trending, and actively limit the visibility of entire accounts or even trending topics—all in secret, without informing users,” Weiss began her thread on Thursday.

1. A new #TwitterFiles investigation reveals that teams of Twitter employees build blacklists, prevent disfavored tweets from trending, and actively limit the visibility of entire accounts or even trending topics—all in secret, without informing users.

— Bari Weiss (@bariweiss) December 9, 2022

2. Twitter once had a mission “to give everyone the power to create and share ideas and information instantly, without barriers.” Along the way, barriers nevertheless were erected.

— Bari Weiss (@bariweiss) December 9, 2022

3. Take, for example, Stanford’s Dr. Jay Bhattacharya (@DrJBhattacharya) who argued that Covid lockdowns would harm children. Twitter secretly placed him on a “Trends Blacklist,” which prevented his tweets from trending. pic.twitter.com/qTW22Zh691

— Bari Weiss (@bariweiss) December 9, 2022

4. Or consider the popular right-wing talk show host, Dan Bongino (@dbongino), who at one point was slapped with a “Search Blacklist.” pic.twitter.com/AdOK8xLu9v

— Bari Weiss (@bariweiss) December 9, 2022

5. Twitter set the account of conservative activist Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) to “Do Not Amplify.” pic.twitter.com/dOyQIVdsW2

— Bari Weiss (@bariweiss) December 9, 2022

“Twitter denied that it does such things. In 2018, Twitter’s Vijaya Gadde (then Head of Legal Policy and Trust) and Kayvon Beykpour (Head of Product) said: ‘We do not shadow ban.’ They added: ‘And we certainly don’t shadow ban based on political viewpoints or ideology,’” Weiss’ thread continued.

Those were blatant lies, obviously.

6. Twitter denied that it does such things. In 2018, Twitter’s Vijaya Gadde (then Head of Legal Policy and Trust) and Kayvon Beykpour (Head of Product) said: “We do not shadow ban.” They added: “And we certainly don’t shadow ban based on political viewpoints or ideology.”

— Bari Weiss (@bariweiss) December 9, 2022

She went on to note that the platform’s left-wing managers did what the left always does — they simply changed the language to justify their lie.

“What many people call ‘shadow banning,’ Twitter executives and employees call ‘Visibility Filtering’ or ‘VF.’ Multiple high-level sources confirmed its meaning,” she said — which is shadow banning.

If there are any charges former Twitter executives could face for what seem like obvious fraudulent practices, they should.

Sources include:

Revolver.news

ConservativeBrief.com