DHS Secretary To Twitter CEO: Your Censorship Poses A Threat To National Security
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It's been a pretty tough week for Twitter and CEO Jack Dorsey and things may soon be about to get much worse.
The popular micro-blogging platform that has become a sewer of toxic leftist hate and extremism has been on a censorship spree that has intensified as the election has drawn nearer.
That censorship now appears to have backfired badly after Twitter's banning of the New York Post - one of the nation's oldest newspapers - over a bombshell story about the corruption of the Biden family and the contents of Hunter Biden's abandoned laptop.
Twitter also censored the account of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Mark Morgan after he tweeted of the success of the border wall under the arbitrarily enforced rules of hateful conduct.
While Morgan's account was unsuspended, Twitter's actions drew a blistering hot rebuke from acting Homeland Security chief Chad Wolf who in a letter to Dorsey, said that the ongoing censorship was a threat to national security.
Via The Federalist, "Homeland Security Secretary Blasts Twitter Over Censorship Of U.S. Border Chief":
Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf condemned Twitter’s censorship of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner Mark Morgan this week over a post celebrating the success of the southern border wall as “disturbing” threat to national security.
On Wednesday, Morgan’s account was locked after the U.S. border chief was prevented from publishing a tweet that the company said was in violation of platform rules governing “hateful conduct.”
You may not promote violence against, threaten, or harass other people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or serious disease,” Twitter explained in an email upon suspension. As is clear from the banned post’s text however, the commissioner did not threaten anyone based on race, national origin, or anything else.
“Not only was Twitter’s act of censorship – the tweet is supported by data – it is disturbing,” Wolf wrote to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. “As the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and other Federal agencies continue to rely on Twitter to share important information with the U.S. public, your censorship poses a threat to our security.”
Per Secretary Wolf:
"It is dangerous and damaging when any publisher arbitrarily and unfoundedly decides, as it did here, that the facts and policies of a particular Presidential Administration constitute 'violence'—in order to censor them. And in the case of Twitter, this can cut off an essential mode of communication between U.S. Government officials and the public. In doing so, Twitter is sabotaging public discourse regarding important national and homeland security issues.
"Further, it is clear that Twitter’s gross censorship was intentional, not accidental ... Only after CBP reached out to Twitter’s office of government affairs a second time and went public with this censorship, then finally Twitter admitted its bad judgment and unlocked the account."
Dorsey was one of the tech CEOs who was grilled by Republican senators in a remote hearing on the censorship that has done an end-around the First Amendment and is only exercised against conservatives.
Sporting a long beard that was reminiscent of the one worn by terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden, @jack was torn to shreds by Texas Senator Ted Cruz who asked: “Mr. Dorsey, who the hell elected you?”
It may turn out that Twitter's censorship has spectacularly backfired and if President Trump is reelected despite Silicon Valley's election interference, there could be hell to pay for the national security threat.