It has come to light that tech giant Twitter has been actively colluding with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other government agencies to silence free speech.
Carol Crawford, the CDC’s chief of digital media, engaged in conversations with Twitter employees about how to deal with “unapproved opinions” concerning the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19). Part of that exchange included rhetoric about the “tricky” nature of dealing with it, especially since at the time CEO Jack Dorsey was called to testify before Congress about his platform’s censorship habits.
“We don’t have a censoring department,” Dorsey is quoted as saying, even as his people were actively conversing with the CDC and other public health entities about ways to steamroll the First Amendment. (Related: The only time Twitter opposes censorship is when Twitter is being censored by someone else.)