Twitter is trying to Suppress Information on Election Fraud

Written By Wyatt Claypool, Posted on November 28, 2020

Over the past few weeks since the American presidential election on November 3, Twitter has been increasingly censorious in regards to information on alleged election fraud.

Not only has every piece of media that has talked about election fraud been flagged with disclaimers and ‘fact-checks’ that don’t actually debunk the source, saying that “widespread” election fraud is rare, even if the source is calling out a very specific suspected instance of fraud, or irregularities.

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Twitter has even been doing this flagging to President Donald Trump’s tweets that don’t even link to a media source and are clearly either Trump’s opinion based on information he has seen, which Twitter is in no position to debunk.

When Attorney Sidney Powell “released the Kraken” with her two first lawsuits filed against Georgia and Michigan election officials, Governors, and Secretaries of State, Twitter decided to block the ability for its users to send links to Powell’s publicly available lawsuit overviews. 

This cannot be justified by any excuse regarding “fake news” or “false information” as Powell’s case has only been filed and still needs to be heard in a court of law. 

Twitter later said that it was a mistake to block Powell’s lawsuit overviews, as well as her website.

The “mistakes” continued to roll in as the state Senator who organized a hearing in Gettysburg about election fraud in Pennsylvania, Colonel Doug Mastriano, had his personal Twitter account suspended during the hearing. 

Twitter could not justify why Mastriano’s account had been suspended and again blamed it on some nebulous “mistake.”

Twitter on November 27 also removed the trending hashtag #BidenCheated after it had become the number one trending hashtag on the website, not allowing it to be displayed on the trending bar or for it to be suggested when users started to type something similar for a hashtag as it works for all other popular hashtags.

(Since the taken of #BidenCheated the new hashtag #BidenCheated2020 was created, trended for a short period, before being taken down by Twitter.)

It seems as if those operating Twitter are worried about Trump’s challenges over alleged election fraud, and voter irregularities, and are trying to suppress the ability of Trump and his supporters to put out information about potential election fraud in order to make the general public believe their claims are not serious.

None of this censorship can be reasonably considered “mistakes” as it always clearly goes against conservatives and blunts the momentum of conservative political messaging, unlike left-wing messaging which is often promoted by Twitter.

Wyatt Claypool

Wyatt is a student at Mount Royal University, where he is the president of its Campus Conservative club. In his writing, he focuses on covering provincial and federal politics, firearms regulation, and the energy sector. Wyatt has also previously written for The Post Millennial.

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