Twitter and CEO Jack Dorsey have been under fire for the last year over claims the social media network is censoring certain political posts. This conversation previously took place in America but now, it’s getting a global flare. Right wingers in India are now accusing the platform of being politically biased due to their content allegedly being censored. Is this just a right-wing Twitter conspiracy or should we actually be concerned?
INDIA CLAIMS TWITTER CONSPIRACY; ARE YOU SAFE?
Earlier in the month of February 2019, India’s parliamentary committee on IT summoned Twitter senior officials to come forth and testify on this Twitter conspiracy. This came shortly after right-wing party BJP held a protest outside the company’s New Delhi office regarding censorship of their content. CEO Jack Dorsey failed to make the date on February 11 and has since rescheduled the meeting to February 25. Meanwhile, the platform continues to deny that they have no political bias whatsoever and any form of censorship is purely not true.
TWITTER CONSPIRACY; JACK DORSEY BLAMES IT ON A BUG
So what does Jack Dorsey have to say about this Twitter conspiracy? Well, according to him, users all around the world were affected by a bug that caused retweets and other forms of content to simply, “disappear”. Unfortunately, we’ll never find a real answer. Twitter has made it clear they will never share specific algorithms. So for now, these questions will remain a mystery but what can you do to stop it?
TWITTER CONSPIRACY; IS IT TIME FOR A SOCIAL MEDIA BREAK
Twitter is not a transparent organization. They have made that very clear. But the global population will not stand for this behavior anymore. Each year, we demand more honesty and more transparency. Take the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry for example. Startups like crypto backed lending platform YouHodler are getting international attention for their transparent behavior and all-inclusive potential. Furthermore, startups like them are actually benefiting society by opening up the developing world to the global economy. Meanwhile, social media is just tearing apart the fabric of morality and making us all self-centered individuals. So maybe it’s time we all take a break from social media and spend our time in a more productive manner.