Twitter has a problem—a censorship problem.
In addition to Twitter censoring conservatives like us on their platform, they’re also censoring President Trump’s tweets.
Fox News – Twitter slapped a warning label on one of President Trump’s tweets for the first time on Tuesday, cautioning readers that despite the president’s claims, “fact-checkers” say there is “no evidence” that mail-in voting would increase fraud risks — and that “experts say mail-in ballots are very rarely linked to voter fraud.”
Within minutes, Trump accused Twitter of “interfering in the 2020 Presidential Election … based on fact-checking by Fake News CNN and the Amazon Washington Post.” The president added that the platform “is completely stifling FREE SPEECH” and vowed: “I, as President, will not allow it to happen!”
Twitter’s new warning label was issued even though a Twitter spokesperson acknowledged to Fox News that Trump’s tweet had not broken any of the platform’s rules, and even though several experts have called mail-in balloting an invitation to widespread fraud.
“Absentee ballots remain the largest source of potential voter fraud,” read the conclusion of a bipartisan 2005 report authored by the Commission on Federal Election Reform, which was chaired by former President Jimmy Carter and former Secretary of State James Baker.
The person who made the decision to slap a warning label on Trump’s tweet about mail-in voting is none other than Head of Site Integrity for Twitter, Yoel Roth. Mr. Roth is also a Trump-hater—a virulent Trump hater, in fact.
Yesterday, after Twitter’s “head of integrity censored President Trump,” Liz Wheeler exposed a few of Yoel Roth’s tweets from 2016 and 2017.
The problem is, Yoel Roth once called Trump "actual Nazis" & a "racist tangerine." pic.twitter.com/dlbHI0qNCm
— Liz Wheeler (@Liz_Wheeler) May 27, 2020
Here are four screenshots of vile anti-Trump tweets by Yoel Roth:
The first tweet is from November 9, 2016, only one day after Trump won the presidential election. Mr. Roth referred to our newly elected President as a “tangerine racist.”
The next tweet is from January 22, 2017, only two days after President Trump’s inauguration. In Roth’s tweet, he defends women wearing “pussy hats,” to protest President Trump, claiming they are less of a threat than the “ACTUAL NAZIS IN THE WHITE HOUSE.”
In another tweet on the same day, he refers to Kellyanne Conway as Joseph Goebbels, Hitler’s minister of propaganda.
Seven months later, Roth refers to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), as a “personality-free bag of farts.”
James Woods joined in the chorus of conservatives who question the person tasked with policing the “integrity” of Twitter, by tweeting a 2018 tweet from Yoel Roth calling for a BAN on guns.
Twitter has consistently been hiding our content from users for years. Today, we asked Mr. Roth if his work to combat Twitter’s platform manipulation includes assessing censorship of conservative news websites like ours?
Does your "work to combat platform manipulation" include explaining why almost every retweet with a link to our website (that has ZERO fact-check violations) are HIDDEN from Twitter users? #StopTheCensorshipOfConservativesOnTwitter https://t.co/lxNKZ5OgLO pic.twitter.com/jTH5iwgdVF
— 100% FED UP! (@100PercFEDUP) May 27, 2020
Why should conservatives trust Twitter to be fair with them on their platform when they’ve proven over and over again they have no interest in impartiality?