Twitter once regulated speech at the behest of progressive causes.
We didn’t have definitive proof of that, but the evidence seemed overwhelming. Just start with how Twitter booted President Donald Trump off the platform but let the Rev. Louis Farrakhan Tweet to his heart’s content.
Or how Twitter banned The New York Post’s account for breaking the Hunter Biden laptop story — despite its accuracy.
There’s a new Twitter sheriff in town.
Here we go!! 🍿🍿 https://t.co/eILK9f3bAm
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 2, 2022
Elon Musk’s purchase of the Big Tech behemoth earlier this year changed the rules on how the platform operates. Musk has vowed to promote more speech, not less, and he’s trying to bring some transparency to the platform.
Today, Musk began unveiling behind-the-scenes data regarding how Twitter erased the Hunter Biden laptop story from the digital landscape. Except there’s far more to share than that sordid saga.
An early revelation from Matt Taibbi, the liberal journalist who has become the mainstream media’s most persistent critic, shows how a prominent conservative star found himself silenced by Twitter.
The DNC helped boot Oscar-nominee James Woods off the platform for his right-leaning views.
9. Celebrities and unknowns alike could be removed or reviewed at the behest of a political party: pic.twitter.com/4uzkHnQ65E
— Matt Taibbi (@mtaibbi) December 2, 2022
Woods is currently back on Twitter, but he suffered several banishments over the years. Meanwhile, Hollywood progressives routinely Tweeted hateful, dishonest messages and rarely, if ever, suffered consequences under the previous Twitter management.
Now, we’re learning why.
This is a breaking story. More details will follow.
UPDATE: Woods excoriated the old Twitter regime Friday on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”
“I’ve been a target of these people for six years. They have destroyed my career. They have destroyed my livelihood. They’ve destroyed my faith in a country that my family has defended in the military since the Revolutionary War.”
Woods’ last film credit? The 2014 release “Jamesy Boy.”
James Wood on Tucker Carlson 2 pic.twitter.com/1HB2Fz1IeL
— The only true God given religion is Conscious (@colinsdav) December 3, 2022
Woods, who vowed to sue the DNC during his Carlson chat, thanked Musk for his actions.
Thank you, @elonmusk, for giving back to all Americans, and voices around the world, the most precious of gifts – free and open speech.
I admire you and I salute you, sir.
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) December 3, 2022