The last time we checked in on Big Tech, they were getting quite an earful but good from a certain former president whose initials are D.J.T. On June 8, RedState reported on President Donald Trump needling Twitter about its service getting shut down by the free-speech-hating, ruling regime in Nigeria.
As my colleague Nick Arama had shared in a piece that same week, “Twitter Suspends Former Trump Official and Internet Watchdog for Comparing Brian Stelter to Pulp Fiction Character,” the techno titans seem to be getting ever more touchy by the day, when it comes to free speech and people with the “wrong” kind of politics.
Now, Cernovich, in a post to his Twitter followers on Friday, claims to expose that California Democrat friends of one tech giant appear to be getting extra-special treatment:
He began his tweet:
California Democrats have access to a rapid response team at Twitter, which takes down tweets at the request of Democrats.
California Democrats have access to a rapid response team at Twitter, which takes down tweets at the request of Democrats. pic.twitter.com/czsJm9XBE7
— Cernovich (@Cernovich) June 18, 2021
Cernovich then shared screenshots of what appear to be pages of a legal document detailing “Democrat operatives” and others requesting — and receiving confirmation — of the deletion of “misinformation” from a “rapid contact” team member working at Twitter. It concerned “Mr. O’Handley’s Post.”
The document read, in part:
Despite the Post’s expression of Mr. O’Handley’s personal opinion regarding the need for greater accountability in election processes–core political speech directly questioning Padilla’s administration of and fitness for his political office–SKDK labeled the Post as “misinformation,” and flagged the Post for the OEC to potentially target with its broad government powers….”
The text of the tweet, shared below, reads: “Audit every California ballot Election fraud is rampant nationwide and we all know California is one of the culprits Do it to protect the integrity of the state’s elections.”
Here, again, with an example of “another Twitter user,” someone at the company named Kevin Kane fielded the “request” for removal. The requester, “Sam,” asks
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