Twitter can dish it but not take it

by Tim Miller

Ahead of the Ugandan election, we're hearing reports that Internet service providers are being orderes to block social media and messaging apps. We strongly condemn internet shutdowns - they are hugely harmful, violate basic human rights and principles of the #OpenInternet.

Twitter "strongly condemns" internet shutdowns. When other people do it, anyway

When Twitter does it, that is totally different:

After close review of recent Tweets from the realDonaldTrump account and the context around them we have permanently suspended the account due to risk of further incitement of violence.

Our public interest framework exists to enable the public to hear from elected officials and world leaders directly. It is built on the principle that the people have a right to hold power to account in the open.

Hold power to account in the open... unless that power is Twitter. Or any of their friends in Big Tech.

Apple and Google both just recently blocked Parler, a Twitter competitor, from their App Stores. Jack, the CEO of Twitter, was not in a hurry to condemn that shutdown:

Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter, posts a heart emoji at the takedown of the Twitter competitor Parler.

Parler was #1 on this list, until Apple shut them down. Jack is celebrating the fact that their competitor is gone.