(JustPatriots.com)- Last week, journalist Bari Weiss released the second installment of the Twitter Files that outlined how Twitter used filtering tools to effectively “shadow-ban” conservatives.
According to the information released by Bari Weiss, Twitter set up a Site Integrity Policy, Policy Escalation Support (SIP-PES) committee that included Vijaya Gadde, the head of Legal, Policy, and Trust, Yoel Roth, the Global Head of Safety, and Twitter’s CEO (first Jack Dorsey then Parag Agrawal).
The SIP-PES group took over the moderation of certain high-profile accounts, including the controversial Libs of TikTok which posts TikTok videos of far-left trans activists, teachers, and others.
And according to Weiss, despite suspending Libs of TikTok on multiple occasions for allegedly violating Twitter’s “Hateful Conduct” policy, communications between members of the SIP-PES revealed that they knew Libs of TikTok was not violating the policy.
In an October 2022 memo obtained by Weiss, the SIP-PES suspended Libs of TikTok for the seventh time and admitted that the account was not directly engaging “in behavior violative of the Hateful Conduct policy.” But, the memo claimed, Libs of TikTok “has continued targeting individuals/allies/supporters of the LGBTQIA+ community for alleged misconduct.”
The memo claimed that Libs of TikTok’s content was causing “online harassment,” including harassment against “hospitals and medical care providers.”
Weiss notes in her thread that when Libs of TikTok owner Chaya Raichik’s home address was posted on Twitter, the company refused to remove the tweets claiming that those posting her address had not violated Twitter’s rules.
So far, there have been five installments of the Twitter Files.
The releases began on December 2 with the revelations provided by journalist Matt Taibbi on the suppression of the New York Post’s story on Hunter’s laptop.
The second installment on shadow bans was delayed by several days after Taibbi and Weiss discovered that Twitter’s General Counsel, former FBI General Counsel Jim Baker, was secretly “vetting” the documents before releasing them, without Elon Musk’s knowledge.
In a tweet last Tuesday, Musk said Jim Baker had been fired from the company “in light of concerns about Baker’s possible role in suppression of information important to the public dialogue.”