Twitter engineers were caught on tape talking about shadow banning...

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    Twitter engineers were caught on tape talking about shadow banning, banning "a way of talking," targeting conservatives, classifying users who tweet about "guns" and "God" as Russian bots.
     
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    No surprise....
     
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    Unfortunately they have a right to do that. Twitter is a private company. They can ban anyone they want to.
     
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    Twitter has a monopoly on their form of communications that requires them to be neutral or be broken up.

    Public airways and communications venues are a publicly owned resource. jack asses like Twitter have no right to use them if they cannot behave responsibly.
     
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    Twitter does not use "airways". They are online only, meaning you have to pay for internet (or access the internet) to use them. They are a private company. They have a monopoly because nobody else attempted to compete. They are just like this forum, they can also ban anyone for no reason or any reason at all. Monopoly or not doesn't change that. I'm sorry.

    The internet is a global system of linked computers. So it's not a "communications venue" either.
     
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    This is correct. They are a private company. If they wanted Twitter to be for liberals only, they could.

    However--it's good that this is all exposed. Stop even pretending it is what it's not. Bring it all out.
     
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    They have a written policy, the success of the pending lawsuits will determine if they are violating them.
     
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    And who built it? TAX PAYERS.

    And it is not like this website in that a business that runs off publicly provided traffic ways.

    And it will get broken up if we are to keep libtard goofballs from owning all of our communications and they nearly do already.
     
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    They can also get really bad press from it though, which they are. This news is terrible for their business.
     

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