Twitter, which has already shown that it is willing and ready to use it power to control whose opinions reach the public, admitted this weekend that it has agreed to a request from the Indian government to censor tweets from that nation been critical of Prime Minister Modi and his administration’s disastrous response to the Wuhan virus pandemic.
52 critical tweets have been blocked so far. To his credit, Prof. Turley has taken the lead on alerting Twitter users, at least until his account gets blocked too:
I ought to have abandoned Twitter months ago, certainly after it censored the Hunter Biden laptop story to illicitly assist Joe Biden’s campaign, but also before that. For a couple of years my only connection with the social media platform was to circulate Ethics Alarms articles, and that was a poor rationalization to remain complicit with a an organization that impedes freedom of speech while pretending to facilitate it.
No one who is serious about respecting basic American principles and values should remain on Twitter. It is a tool of totalitarianism, as this episode demonstrates.