Stop me before I tweet

I share the belief that Twitter is more likely to curb conservative speech.

Twitter has tagged Trump tweets with absurd “safety” warnings. In June, for example, Twitter hid a Trump tweet behind a warning that the post violated rules against “abusive behavior, specifically, the presence of a threat of harm against an identifiable group.”

What did Trump say that was so wrong? “There will never be an ‘Autonomous Zone’ in Washington, D.C., as long as I’m your President. If they try they will be met with serious force!” Clearly not a threat but a political statement.

When Trump tweeted a CNN parody, Twitter labeled it “manipulated media” before removing it.

But when a pro-Biden group manipulated a Trump ad of a Pennsylvania mother displaying cards that explained why she would vote for Trump — pro-Biden Republicans made it appear she would vote for Biden — Twitter kept the altered pro-Biden ad up for weeks without a disclaimer.