TWITTER FILES, PT. 2: Documents Reveal Secret Blacklists and Censorship of Conservative Users – Something former Owner Jack Dorsey Said Was Not Happening

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The second installment of Elon Musk’s so-called “Twitter Files” was released on Thursday night.

Reporter Bari Weiss is live-tweeting the release of the documents online.

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

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

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

8. “Think about visibility filtering as being a way for us to suppress what people see to different levels. It’s a very powerful tool,” one senior Twitter employee told us.

— Bari Weiss (@bariweiss) December 9, 2022

10. All without users’ knowledge.

— Bari Weiss (@bariweiss) December 9, 2022

12. The group that decided whether to limit the reach of certain users was the Strategic Response Team – Global Escalation Team, or SRT-GET. It often handled up to 200 “cases” a day.

— Bari Weiss (@bariweiss) December 9, 2022

14. This secret group included Head of Legal, Policy, and Trust (Vijaya Gadde), the Global Head of Trust & Safety (Yoel Roth), subsequent CEOs Jack Dorsey and Parag Agrawal, and others.

— Bari Weiss (@bariweiss) December 9, 2022

16. One of the accounts that rose to this level of scrutiny was @libsoftiktok—an account that was on the “Trends Blacklist” and was designated as “Do Not Take Action on User Without Consulting With SIP-PES.” pic.twitter.com/Vjo6YxYbxT

— Bari Weiss (@bariweiss) December 9, 2022

Tayler Hansen pointed out that former Twitter owner Jack Dorsey said this was not happening.

But @jack said Twitter didn’t shawdowban? I can’t believe he’d lie to us..https://t.co/ab7ZP7AuRD

— Tayler Hansen (@TaylerUSA) December 9, 2022

Tucker Carlson opened his show with this news on Thursday night.

FOX News reported:

The second installment of Elon Musk’s so-called “Twitter Files” shed light on the company’s practices of secretly “blacklisting” certain tweets and users.

“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,” journalist Bari Weiss began her thread on Thursday.

“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.

The first installment, shared Friday by Substack writer Matt Taibbi, offered insight as to what led to Twitter’s suppression of the Hunter Biden laptop story during the 2020 presidential election.

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