Alleged Ex-Twitter Employee Claims Trump Would’ve Been Booted Sooner If He Were Anyone Else

Twitter claims in its “About” section to be “an open service that’s home to a world of diverse people, perspectives, ideas, and information.” 

The partisan Jan.6 Committee broadcast on Tuesday testimony from an ex-Twitter employee, who claimed the platform had considered booting Donald Trump before the Capitol Riots in the first weeks of 2021.

Jan. 6 Committee member Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) claimed the alleged Twitter employee – who purportedly worked on the company’s content moderation team – said the company targeted Trump months before finally canceling him.

“The employee testified Twitter considered adopting a stricter content moderation policy after President Trump told the Proud Boys to ‘stand back and stand by’ from the lectern at the September 29th presidential debate, but Twitter chose not to act,” Raskin said.

The faceless alleged employee, whose voice the committee muffled, went on to say that Trump “would have been permanently suspended a very long time ago” if he were any other user on Twitter. The machinated voice then accused some Twitter employees of relishing the “power” that came with being Trump’s favorite social media platform.

A MRC Free Speech America Report comparing Trump’s censorship numbers with that of Joe Biden (then-presidential candidate) shows otherwise. Twitter blocked Trump’s 2020 campaign for president 625 times between May 31, 2018 – Jan 4, 2021. This same study also found that Twitter did not censor Biden’s campaign.


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