Twitter Deletes Conservative Video About Tech Companies Censoring Content

( Twitter’s liberal-leaning ways played out almost in real-time recently when the social media site censored a post that was talking about liberal tech companies’ censorship policies.
President Donald Trump re-tweeted and commented on a post published by America First Clips. The post showed a video of Michelle Malkin, a conservative political commentator, giving a speech she was giving on tech censorship. Once Trump re-tweeted and commented on the post, Twitter removed it from their site.
The original tweet from America First Clips was the video clip along with the comment, “America First refuses to be unplugged and tech censorship must be addressed.”
Trump them re-tweeted that post and commented: “The Radical Left is in total command & control of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Google. The Administration is working to remedy this illegal situation. Stay tuned, and send names & events. Thank you Michelle!”
Following that tweet from Trump, Twitter removed America’s First post. Malkin noticed it almost immediately, tweeting in response to Trump: “That you @realdonaldtrump — @Twitter has DELETED the video clip you RT’ed of my remarks against Silicon Valley censorship this morning! OUT OF CONTROL. The situation must be remedied ASAP.”
America First Clips then re-uploaded the video of the speech, to which Malkin replied: “We see you playing games, @twitter — And screw you, @jaredholt and #coninc gatekeepers — #americafirst can’t be contained.”
Tech giants including Twitter have implemented oversight teams to either take down or put warning labels on certain content that they feel is misleading. Just last week, for example, Twitter began putting warning labels on “some tweets containing disputed or misleading information” regarding the coronavirus and the pandemic.
In a statement, Twitter said the “new labels and warning messages … will provide additional context and information.”
“In serving the public conversation, our goal is to make it easy to find credible information on Twitter and to limit the spread of potentially harmful and misleading content. We may use these labels and warning messages to provide additional explanations or clarifications in situations where the risk of harm associated with a tweet are less severe but where people may still be confused or misled by the content.”
In the video America First Clips posted, Malkin says: “I’ve witnesses friends and allies stripped of their platforms, and their reputations, and their voices. Some can no longer communicate on social media. There is no more safe space.”
It’s instances like those that the White House asked the public to report to them and tell the world. A May 2019 tweet from the White House read: “No matter your views, if you suspect political bias has caused you to be censored or silenced online, we want to hear about it.”
Now, Twitter drew Trump directly into the conversation about the issue when it deleted a video he re-tweeted and praised. It’ll be interesting to see what steps, if any, he and his administration take to combat the injustice they perceive.