Look at this man’s previous posts about members of the Trump Administration and the Republican Party. This is Twitter’s fact-checker.
Sara Carter writes: President Donald Trump slammed the head of Twitter’s fact-checking policy Yoel Roth on Twitter Thursday saying the platform needs to school him on the many “examples & cases, all over the place” of voter fraud associated with mail-in elections after the platform recently censored the President for the first time.
So ridiculous to see Twitter trying to make the case that Mail-In Ballots are not subject to FRAUD. How stupid, there are examples, & cases, all over the place. Our election process will become badly tainted & a laughingstock all over the World. Tell that to your hater @yoyoel
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 28, 2020
Furthermore, Twitter refused to adopt a proposal yesterday that would have added viewpoint protection to its employee non-discrimination policy, even though the company website promises that its employees are welcome to express unpopular thoughts and opinions.
Scott Shepard, coordinator of the Free Enterprise Project (FEP) at the National Center for Public Policy Research, presented the proposal at Twitter’s annual shareholder meeting.
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) May 27, 2020
This will be a Big Day for Social Media and FAIRNESS!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 28, 2020
— Team Trump (Text TRUMP to 88022) (@TeamTrump) May 28, 2020
Twitter fact-checker has history of politically charged posts
By New York Post, May 28, 2020
The head of Twitter’s post-policing team that flagged a pair of tweets by President Trump, marking them with fact-check labels, has a questionable history of politically charged tweets of his own.
Twitter’s “Head of Site Integrity” Yoel Roth, who is in charge of the team responsible for developing and enforcing the social media site’s rules, faced heavy criticism Wednesday for previous 2017 tweets in which he referred to team Trump as “ACTUAL NAZIS IN THE WHITE HOUSE” and called Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell a “personality-free bag of farts.”
“How does a personality-free bag of farts like Mitch McConnell actually win elections?” Roth wrote in the tweet.
On Nov. 8, 2016 – the date the presidential election was held — Roth mocked Trump and his supporters in a tweet, writing, “I’m just saying, we fly over those states that voted for a racist tangerine for a reason.”
Roth once compared White House advisor Kellyanne Conway to Nazi propaganda chief Joseph Goebbels.
”Today on Meet The Press, we’re speaking with Joseph Goebbels about the first 100 days…’ – What I hear whenever Kellyanne is on a news show,” Roth wrote, according to a 2017 tweet.
Roth in 2016 also tweeted his support for then-Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, writing, “I’ve never donated to a presidential campaign before, but I just gave $100 to Hillary for America. We can’t f–k around anymore.”
House Republican Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Conway ripped Twitter Wednesday for having Roth in the post-policing position.
“I think if you run a company like Twitter you’d probably first look at what that individual would put out on Twitter themselves,” McCarthy told reporters outside the Capitol in reference to Roth.
“I do not think somebody who would think Republicans are racist, label those who are in the Republican Party equal to people who [are] in the Nazi Party…I’m not quite sure that’s the person I would have being the individual in charge of Twitter determining whether the facts are correct or not, because I think he already is biased in that opinion,” McCarthy said.
Twitter should boot Roth out of his position, said McCarthy, who noted that he’s “concerned about who they have doing a fact check.”
Conway also waded into the issue Wednesday, saying that Twitter fact checks are carried out by the same “people who attack him all day long.”
“We turn around, and we use the same people who are going to endorse Joe Biden for president, reluctantly, are constantly attacking the president and the people around him,” she said in a “Fox & Friends” interview, adding, “They’re relying upon the same people who attack him all day long to, quote, fact check him.”
Conway singled out Roth by name, and claimed that he is “constantly attacking Trump voters, Trump, Mitch McConnell, you name it.”
“It’s horrible the way he looks at people who should otherwise have a free and clear platform on Twitter,” she said.
On Tuesday, Twitter attached warning links to two of Trump’s tweets claiming that allowing large scale mail-in voting would result in a “rigged election.”
“Get the facts about mail-in ballots,” the label states, and links to news articles disputing that voting-by-mail would allow for rampant fraud.
Trump, himself, has slammed the unprecedented move, accusing Twitter in a tweet of “interfering in the 2020 Presidential Election” and “stifling FREE SPEECH.”
The commander-in-chief on Wednesday morning claimed social media outlets are censoring conservatives and threatened to shut them down.
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