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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Twitter censors anti-Obama haters #HNNGov




I remember Twitter creator Jack Dorsey saying on Twitter's 10th anniversary that he does not censor anyone. Meanwhile some terror groups like Al-Shabab and Niger Delta Avengers have been suspended. now comes word that Obama haters have been censored.

A former Twitter CEO took measures to ensure messages critical of President Obama wouldn't circulate too widely on the platform during a 2015 question-and-answer session, according to a new report.

The incident allegedly occurred during a May 2015 "#AskPOTUS" event on the platform, when former Twitter CEO Dick Costolo purportedly ordered the creation of an algorithm to suppress the messages and used employees to manually scrub any critical content missed by the software. Costolo kept the decision secret from company executives for fear that someone might object, several sources told Buzzfeed. The sources said Costolo engaged in the same censorship during another Q&A with Caitlyn Jenner.

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