Video: Twitter’s Dorsey Admits Censorship Mob-Rule Is Used On Platform

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As hearings took place before Congress on Big Tech’s use of Section 230 to censor content, the most interesting revelation came from Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey who seemed to admit that the platform relies on outrage mobs to flag up posts that are then deemed to be ‘misinformation’.

Dorsey made the admission as Senator Rick Scott was questioning him, noting “We don’t have a general policy around misleading information and misinformation… We rely upon people calling that speech out.”


Twitter users provided a helpful translation:

Elsewhere during the hearing, Senator Ted Cruz declared that Twitter, Facebook and Google pose the “single greatest threat to free speech in America and the greatest threat we have to free and fair elections.”

Cruz asked Dorsey if he believes Twitter has the ability to influence election outcomes, to which Dorsey replied “no”… an answer Cruz described as “absurd.”

“If you don’t think you have the power to influence elections, why do you block anything?” Cruz asked.

Dorsey admitted that “more accountability is needed.”

Cruz then asked Dorsey “Who the hell elected you and put you in charge of what the media are allowed to report and what the American people are allowed to hear?”

Elsewhere, Dorsey admitted that Twitter has no evidence that the New York Post reports on Hunter Biden were ‘Russian disinformation’, and that they censored them anyway:

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Dorsey also admitted that under Twitter’s twisted ‘misinformation’ rules, The US President’s tweets can be censored, where as Iran’s ayatollah cannot be prevented from questioning the Holocaust:

After the hearings were over, Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) slammed Dorsey, calling him a “partisan and a hypocrite,” as well as laying into Democrats, noting that “Not a single Democrat Senator defended free speech or freedom of the press today.”

“This should terrify Americans,” Crenshaw added:

It appeared that President Trump was also watching the hearings: