This is a very odd story – all of the headlines say simply that Twitter banned more than 10,000 accounts in order to protect the election from bad actors.
But when you actually read the story, it turns out they did it after DEMOCRATS picked out the accounts to ban!!
Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) deleted more than 10,000 automated accounts posting messages that discouraged people from voting in Tuesday’s U.S. election and wrongly appeared to be from Democrats, after the party flagged the misleading tweets to the social media company.
Uh, so the Democrats tell them, “we don’t like these tweets” and they ban the users? Sounds *totally* legit, right?
“We took action on relevant accounts and activity on Twitter,” a Twitter spokesman said in an email. The removals took place in late September and early October.
Twitter removed more than 10,000 accounts, according to three sources familiar with the Democrats’ effort. The number is modest, considering that Twitter has previously deleted millions of accounts it determined were responsible for spreading misinformation in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
Yet the removals represent an early win for a fledgling effort by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, or DCCC, a party group that supports Democrats running for the U.S. House of Representatives.
So did the Republicans get a chance to do this or was it just the Dems? Funny how Reuters doesn’t seem to even think that there’s a problem with transparency or objectivity on this, they just blithely accept that it’s great for the Dems to ban people on Twitter….