‘Can you point to a time in history when the people doing the censoring turn out to be the good guys?’
That was the question asked by social commentator Jimmy Dore when he analysed questioning of former Twitter executives involved in the censorship of information during the pre-Musk era. The executives were grilled under oath last week before a Congressional Oversight Committee convened to investigate the company in the wake of the ‘Twitter Files’ release.
The Twitter Files were a tranche of previously secret internal communications which showed the micro-blogging platform was engaged in large-scale censorship of information regarding Hunter Biden’s laptop, Russiagate, and the safety and effectiveness of mRNA COVID gene therapy ‘vaccines’. The files were released by Musk to independent journalists like Matt Taibbi and Bari Weiss.
Newly elected Florida Republican Representative Anna Paulina Luna subjected former Twitter executive Yoel Roth to withering questioning about Twitter’s collusion with the FBI to censor user speech.
‘If you’re for censorship now, you’re on the wrong side of history – even if you think you’re virtuous,’ said Dore.
The questioning revealed, among other things, that Twitter staff were in constant direct communication with the US government and left-wing groups via a secret server platform where they would discuss who and what to censor.