has sprung a leak.
several exclusive interviews with Breitbart, former employees of
the company reveal a company dependent on celebrities, hostile to free
speech, and silently fuming at President Trump’s continued dominance on
the platform. It corroborates the recent Project Veritas exposé of
a platform that is hopelessly biased and committed to censoring
first source, who, like the others, wishes to remain anonymous,
described how the company rapidly abandoned its commitment to free
speech after former CEO Dick Costolo was replaced by Jack Dorsey,
who the source described as “the definition of a social justice
majority of Twitter’s management, says the source, believes the leftist
idea that “hate speech is violence.” They “absolutely” believe in
the idea that “abuse scares people off the platform,” and that certain
types of speech “silence” other speech.
to the source, Twitter’s Trust & Safety and Legal departments
(distinct from the Trust & Safety Council, which
is made up of left-wing advocacy organizations), are “more
tolerant of free speech than you might think,” but later adds that
social justice warriors like Anita Sarkeesian still probably have direct
access to Twitter’s upper management.
employees are divided into three distinct groups, says the source.
Hardline leftists like Dorsey and others, and “ACLU-type” liberals who
“still believe in free speech.” Lastly, there are workers who join
the company on H1B visas, who the source says are “apolitical.”
switch from Costolo to Dorsey was highly significant, says the
source. Costolo focused on user growth, without taking a position
on what non-illegal content was disallowed on
the platform, whereas Dorsey has placed a higher emphasis on
branded content, like a media company, where the style and tone of
content should match the image the company wants to project, which the
source describes as “welcoming, fun, and safe.”
other words, Dorsey wants Twitter to be a feel-good safe space, and not
the site of political acrimony and put-downs that it is currently known
to a second source, the company openly celebrates when right-wing
figures are banned from the platform.
was a great deal of celebration [at Twitter] when
Milo was banned,” says
the source worked for Twitter, he says employees snarkily estimated the
backlash over banning someone controversial in “units of Milo,” which
referred to an individual’s number of followers, their media reach, and
their ability to respond to a ban with negative headlines
and backlash from members of the public.
like, ‘He’s two Milos, so we can’t ban him!’ or ‘He’s half a Milo, so we
to the source, Twitter is almost entirely dependent on the goodwill of
celebrities and public figures, who are seen as the number-one factor
drawing users onto their platform. Getting re-tweeted by a celebrity is
seen by Twitter as “the modern autograph.” Thus, confirms the source,
the real reason for the suspension of figures like Milo, Roger
the satirist Godfrey
because they offended a celebrity or high-profile mainstream figure.
a business standpoint, celebrities drive sign-ups, and the site
therefore “bends over backwards to please them.”
course there are double standards,” says the source, who agrees that in
fights between two public figures, “Twitter will pick the bigger, more
source also recalled hearing a rumor inside Twitter that Leslie Jones’
agent had contacted the company to threaten a celebrity boycott if Milo
was not dealt with.
source’s account of Twitter’s relentless focus on satisfying the whims
of celebrities fits in with the stories from other former employees, who
have revealed how the company goes into crisis mode whenever a
celebrity is upset. Those sources also recalled that then-CEO
Dick Costolo was receiving texts and calls from high-powered Hollywood
agencies like CAA, threatening to pull their stars off the platform if
he didn’t play ball.
celebrities was not how Twitter explained their actions to the public,
or even to their own employees. Internally, says the source, Milo was
accused of “dog-whistling” to his “alt-right followers” to mob Leslie
Jones, and this constituted “inciting violence” against the actress.
like ‘dog whistles’ are basically Rorschach blots,” says the source.
“People see what they want to see, and they can make even the most
innocuous actions or words into something completely sinister through
their own bias and projection.”
to the source, a surefire path to a Twitter permaban is for a user
to get on the wrong side of a celebrity who has more power to damage the
company than they do, and who has the support of “Social Justice Warrior
brigades” both inside and outside the company. In other words, left-wing
dependence on celebrities has been thrown into stark focus in recent
days, as Hollywood tears itself apart over the Weinstein sex scandal.
After Rose McGowan, one of Weinstein’s most vocal accusers, had her
Twitter account briefly suspended last year, she
and several other celebrities promised to boycott the platform. Jack
Dorsey’s response (notice how quickly he responded to the threat of a
celebrity boycott) was to announce yet
another clampdown on “abuse” and “hate symbols.”
in the men’s room
third source has also come forward to shed light on Twitter’s culture of
snowflake identity politics, which bears a strong resemblance to the
culture of other big tech companies.
August, we reported that Google
keeps tampons in their men’s restrooms as
a matter of policy, because “some men menstruate.” More recently, James
Damore’s lawsuit against Google revealed that
the company allowed someone who “identifies” as a “yellow-scaled
wingless dragonkin” give a presentation on “living as a plural being.”
confined to the crazyhouses of Tumblr and college campuses, the bizarre
culture of left-wing millennial identity politics can now be found at
the most powerful tech companies in the world.
to our third source, Twitter is no different. Like Google, they also put
tampons in the men’s room, although in Twitter’s case it was just during
gay pride week. During the same week, they temporarily replaced the
men’s room sign with a “gender confusion” sign.
similarly to Google, where sources familiar with the matter say senior
executives were reportedly “on
the verge of tears” after
the election of Donald Trump, the source describes scenes of shock and
despair at Twitter after election night.
were huddling up in groups and crying. SJW ‘ally’ men were white
knighting to comfort the women, and management sent out a memo saying
that if anyone was too distraught to be productive at the office, they
should take the day off.”
to the source, there is also ceaseless agitation from employees to ban
President Trump from the platform, but management has thus far ignored
it. This corroborates the strong anti-Trump sentiment at the company
acknowledged by Twitter employee Clay Haynes, who confessed to
an undercover Project Veritas journalist that he and others at Twitter
wanted to “get rid” of Trump.