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Former Twitter CEO tweeted, “Me-first capitalists who think you can separate society from business are going to be the first people lined up against the wall and shot in the revolution.”
Do you think the Powers That Be have hidden his tweet or suspended his account? Heck no! Those rules only apply to conservatives, you see.
Me-first capitalists who think you can separate society from business are going to be the first people lined up against the wall and shot in the revolution. I'll happily provide video commentary.
— dick costolo (@dickc) October 1, 2020
“Tech companies used to welcome lively debate about ideas and society,” he tweeted in the thread on Sept. 29. “It was part of the social contract inside the company, and it’s what differentiated tech culture from, say, Wells Fargo culture. Now it’s considered a distraction.”
Twitter did not immediately respond to an inquiry asking whether Costolo’s Wednesday tweet was in violation of any of its policies.
Twitter’s violent threats policy states that tweets “threatening to kill someone” and “threatening to seriously hurt someone and/or commit a other [sic] violent” act that could result in injury are not permitted on the site.
Remember back in May when Twitter censored Donald Trump’s tweet on the rioting and looting taking place in Minnesota?
Costolo’s tweet was waaaaaaaay worse, but for some strange reason, is not censored.
Twitter is a complete joke. It is not an unbiased platform that allows dialogue and exchange of ideas. If Trump is reelected, he must see to it that Facebook, Google, and Twitter lose their Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996 immunity.
In the meantime, check out Parler!