In the first three threads of The Twitter Files, we explored the various ways in which Twitter has been used to censor, manipulate, and deplatform individuals and groups, and the broader implications of these actions for society. In Thread 4, titled “TWITTER FILES, PART 4: The Removal of Donald Trump,” the author examines the events leading up to the permanent ban of the account of former President Donald Trump on January 7, 2021, in the wake of the attack on the U.S. Capitol.
Through a series of tweets and accompanying documents, the author presents a detailed timeline of the events leading up to the ban, including the ways in which Twitter executives justified their decision in the face of criticism and backlash. The thread also examines the broader implications of the ban for free speech and democracy, and raises important questions about the role of social media companies in regulating online content and behavior.
As you read through this thread and the subsequent threads in The Twitter Files, you will be struck by the depth and nuance of the analysis and the thought-provoking insights that are shared. Whether you are a journalist, a researcher, or simply a concerned citizen, I encourage you to read through the entire series of threads to form your own conclusions about the issues raised. You can access Thread 4 and the other threads in the series at the following link: https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1601812997088763904?t=NPQ-RaZZUPCfEyoL7TjqOg&s=19
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