- Feb 20, 2007
The "new" Twitter will not guarantee free speech, as most people think, but I do hope it promotes freer speech. At one point, they were banning doctors and academics for suggesting that masks don't work in stopping the spread of a virus. In fact, you weren't allowed to debate any topic related to the vaccine either. That was last year, this year, you get banned for being pro-Russia. That is outright crazy! Something needed to be done.
No, this year it's Twitter banning a bunch of manually and automated created accounts by Russian operatives prior to and just after the invasion, all suddenly promoting the exact same hashtags. I know right wing conspiracy sites like to promote a narrative about Twitter, but this banning was legit, just as they try to ban other spam campaigns. Its one thing for organic hashtags to spread, it's quit another when it's government backed astroturfing.