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March 1, 2023
While the idea that Twitter has participated in the censoring of speech they don’t like isn’t surprising to many, it is still a distressing series of events that Twitter had partaken in.
What’s even more alarming is intelligence agencies’ collusion with Twitter, censoring information they didn’t like and stopping ordinary citizens from having a voice on one of the largest social media platforms in the world meant for discussing different viewpoints.
While some argue that Twitter is a private company that has the right to do what they want, that does not mean it’s moral. Shunning conversations with differing opinions is not helpful for the greater good of society, especially in a time when the United States is in civil war-level tensions, and many Democrats and Republicans consider each other their worst enemies. Doing this only puts people even more into an echo chamber, and incites more tribalism.
The United States needs people to be able to have a civil exchange of ideas and dialogue, especially with those they disagree with, in order for people to have a better understanding of people’s perspectives, as well as to better understand their own as well. Shutting down conversation before it has even begun is one of the worst things a society can do, and will only lead to more tribalism, more hatred, and less understanding.
Much more on what has been revealed in the Twitter files thus far can be viewed here. This list is being updated as more information is revealed, and corruption exposed.