For years, there have been concerns about the way in which conservatives have been treated by the speech-stifling sultans of Silicon Valley. Censorship, shadowbanning, and suspensions have been prevalent from Twitter to Facebook to Reddit and back again, leading many to wonder whether there is a constitutional argument to be made about thse platforms’ insistence that the First Amendment doesn’t apply to them.
That’s the sort of conversation that Democrats certainly aren’t ready to have, especially given that they’ve yet to even begin to admit that this biased treatment ever occurred.
This week, it’s getting far more difficult to keep up the charade.
It was revealed in the latest “Twitter Files,” that the office of Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., made requests for Twitter to suspend certain accounts.
In the second of two back-to-back batches of Elon Musk’s “Twitter Files” shared on Tuesday by Substack writer Matt Taibbi, he reported that Twitter “received an astonishing variety of requests from officials asking for individuals they didn’t like to be banned.”
An example he shared was one sent in November 2020 by Schiff’s office, who contacted Twitter hoping the tech giant would take action regarding “alleged harassment from QAnon conspiracists” against Schiff’s staff, including aide Sean Misko.
Schiff appeared to be making demands of the private company.
“Remove any and all content about Mr. Misko and other Committee staff from its service- to include quotes, retweets, and reactions to that content,” the request to Twitter read. “Suspend the many accounts, including @GregRubini and @paulsperry, which have repeatedly promoted false QAnon conspiracies.”
Twitter declined to oblige the Democrat, but this sort of attempted collusion speaks volumes about the way in which the liberal left operates when it comes to their online influence operations.