Here we go again; time for another Twitter safety update.
Twitter announced a “safety update” on its blog this week; according to Ed Ho, their VP of Engineering, “making Twitter a safer place is our primary focus.” If you have followed Twitter’s campaign against anything other than leftist propaganda, then you already know what’s coming. The phrase “safe place” is synonymous with “removing, blocking, and banning anything we don’t like or agree with, or that forces us to think.”
If you don’t believe me, let’s take a look at the rest of the Twitter safety update and see if their language holds up. The social media company’s plan for making everything safe and pleasant involves the following:
We’re taking steps to identify people who have been permanently suspended and stop them from creating new accounts. This focuses more effectively on some of the most prevalent and damaging forms of behavior, particularly accounts that are created only to abuse and harass others.
Interestingly enough, it sounds like they’ve already rolled this out. Ricky Vaughn, one of the top one hundred fifty top election influencers according to MIT, posted on Gab this week that he received an email from Twitter letting him know that the company will not reinstate his account. Vaughn moved to Gab, along with many other conservatives, alt-right members and libertarians, after Twitter began harassing and banning ‘right-wing’ users for so-called abuse and hate speech – code words for “we don’t like what you have to say, so we are not allowing you to speak.”
We’re also working on ‘safe search’ which removes Tweets that contain potentially sensitive content and Tweets from blocked and muted accounts from search results. While this type of content will be discoverable if you want to find it, it won’t clutter search results any longer.
The logical question is what Twitter considers “potentially sensitive content.” You’ll notice that what their words boil down to is, “We will decide what we think is appropriate for you to see, and we will suppress everything else.” The most insulting part of that is Twitter’s assertion that they will allow you to find the information if you want to go digging for it. So freedom-loving of them.
Our team has also been working on identifying and collapsing potentially abusive and low-quality replies so the most relevant conversations are brought forward. These Tweet replies will still be accessible to those who seek them out. You can expect to see this change rolling out in the coming weeks.
With the above quote, Twitter doubles down on its totalitarian policies. Twitter – and not you, the user – will decide what a low-quality tweet is, and they will also be deciding for you what the most relevant conversations are.
Perhaps that’s the reason that alternative social media is exploding; people outside of the left don’t want or need a nanny to tell them what’s appropriate and what’s relevant. If the company weren’t so hell-bent on pushing the left’s narrative, perhaps they wouldn’t be losing so many users to Gab.