TheDC Newsroom: Twitter Targets Conservatives. Color Me Shocked [VIDEO]
It’s Thursday, January 11, 2018, and this is The Daily Caller Newsroom.
The latest undercover video from Project Veritas featured eight former and current Twitter employees explaining how the social media site goes out of its way to ban and censor conservative and pro-Trump content. (RELATED: WATCH: Twitter Engineers Discuss Banning Political Opponents)
According to some current employees, the site will start employing shadow bans and algorithms that will give them even more power to silence political views that they don’t like. The algorithms could apparently be used to hunt down Trump-supporting “rednecks” and other “shitty people.”
Media reporter Amber Athey said the undercover video reminded her of Google’s bias that The Daily Caller uncovered earlier this week. When someone searches for a number of conservative sites on Google, they are greeted with a list of incorrect “fact checks,” while left-leaning sites get off scot-free. (RELATED: Google’s New Fact-Check Feature Almost Exclusively Targets Conservative Sites)