NY Times Podcast Host: Twitter Doesn’t ‘Censor’ People

Podcast host who is also a podcast host The New York Times insisted that Twitter doesn’t censor people.

Kara Swisher, who hosted the publication’s “Sway” podcast, was a guest on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” where she discussed content moderation.

Fox News reported that co-host Willie Geist asked Swisher what she thought about the Right’s claims that Twitter censored conservative voices. 

Geist asked: “What does that mean for Twitter? Twitter has been subject to some scrutiny, particularly for censoring certain voices there,” Geist said. What do you think about this?

Swisher said the platform didn’t engage in censorship.

 “Well, you are using the team ‘censors,’ other people don’t agree with that, so I am going to push back on that. She said that she believed they had content moderation similar to a number of social networking sites. The biggest being Donald Trump. 

Swish added that many people were “worried” that Elon Musk, the platform’s largest shareholder, would allow Trump’s return to the platform:

They suspended Elon permanently on January 8, which was kind of a temporary word. But even though you all agree that he violated the rules, there was only one individual who decided this, right? On this platform, Donald Trump’s most important platform. I think people are worried that he’s going to bring back Donald Trump. I think on the left, I think that’s one worry. Others are worried that he’s going to allow all kinds of … bile to run over Twitter when they’ve been trying to clean it up.”

She was not questioned by the hosts.

Meanwhile, The Babylon Bee’sAccount has been deleted. CEO Seth Dillon told his followers Thursday that the site has not deleted the tweet about Rachel Levine that Twitter deemed “hateful,” so the account remains locked.

“People are asking if I deleted the Rachel Levine tweet because it appears that our account has been restored,” he tweeted. “To be clear, our account was never taken down; it’s just locked until we delete the “violative” tweet. We haven’t deleted the tweet, so the account remains locked.”

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