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While Twitter testified to their transparency with regard to foreign elections, they could say no such thing about their actions in the American process. Twitter's bold actions in deleting free speech and interfering in elections despite their stated intentions of helping could be seen as human rights violations. Twitter is a company, not an elections board.
The government of Uganda has disabled Twitter within its borders for election interference, days after oligarch Jack Dorsey took initiative to suspend accounts supportive of President Yoweri Museveni.
originally posted by: AutomateThis1
What gets me is that apparently politicians can't block people they don't like because that is a violation of the first amendment, but Twitter blocking politicians from speaking isn't a violation of the first amendment.
originally posted by: Drucifer
When did Twitter become an ISP?
FWIW, I’m sure more than a few Twitter employees at least smirked when that post was being discussed.
Twitter Public Policy
Ahead of the Ugandan election, we're hearing reports that Internet service providers are being ordered to block social media and messaging apps.
We strongly condemn internet shutdowns – they are hugely harmful, violate basic human rights and the principles of the #OpenInternet.