Motherboard: Twitter Suspensions Reveal the Company’s Skewed Views on ‘Extremism’

Motherboard: Twitter Suspensions Reveal the Company’s Skewed Views on ‘Extremism’. “The restriction of content we deem beyond the pale is still, in fact, censorship. The word ‘censorship’ is not itself a value judgement, but a statement of fact, an explanation for why something that used to be, no longer is. The American Civil Liberties Union defines ‘censorship’ as ‘the suppression of words, images, or ideas that are “offensive”, [that] happens whenever some people succeed in imposing their personal political or moral values on others.’ The definition further notes that censorship can be carried out by private groups—like social media companies—as well as governments. And when carried out by unaccountable actors (be they authoritarian governments or corporations) through opaque processes, it’s important that we question it.”

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