by Matt Agorist, The Free Thought Project:
While 2020 has been a stressful year for many, one could argue it has been especially so for Jack Dorsey.
The Twitter founder and CEO was dragged before Congress to testify not once but twice in the last month over its intolerant content moderation policies.
“Who the hell elected you and put you in charge of what the media are allowed to report?” Senator Ted Cruz asked Dorsey after Twitter blocked a controversial New York Post story on Hunter Biden, the son of Joe Biden, and suspended the Post’s account.
Earlier this month rock legend Roger Waters, the longtime lead singer of Pink Floyd and a founding member of the band, blasted Dorsey after it was announced the US chapter of the International Youth and Students for Social Equality had its account suspended.
“Twitter has banned the International Youth and Students for Social Equality [IYSSE],” Waters tweeted with a picture of himself with tape over his mouth. “It is critical that people are informed of this effort to censor them. WHAT ARE YOU AFRAID of @JACK ?”
Twitter has banned the International Youth and Students for Social Equality [IYSSE]. https://t.co/R1Mqm6Xvb5
It is critical that people are informed of this effort to censor them.
— Roger Waters (@rogerwaters) November 15, 2020
According to the IYSSE, the youth and student movement of the Socialist Equality Party, Twitter claimed the suspension was due to the fact that the group was managing multiple accounts. But the organization claimed the suspension was part of a larger crackdown on left-wing and socialist publications.
“Twitter is engaging in political censorship to silence a leading voice of socialist politics among young people and students around the world,” the group said.