(ConservativePeak.com)- On Thursday, Twitter once again engaged in egregious and transparent political by blocking users from sharing a link to the website of attorney Sidney Powell. As the decision was made by Twitter to ban the sharing of the link was made on the same day that Powell filed lawsuits in Georgia and Michigan that alleged massive voter fraud, it appears transparently political and has drawn huge criticism from conservatives online.
Users began reporting on Thursday afternoon that they were unable to share links to Powell’s website, www.defendingtherepublic.org. On the website, details of the two lawsuits were made available in advance of them being published on PACER, an electronic public access service of the US federal courts.
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) November 26, 2020
When users attempted to share the link on the platform, they were notified that it was identified as “potentially harmful.”
Digging into Twitter’s policies, they say that they will, at times, “take action to limit or prevent the spread of URL links to content outside Twitter.”
“This is done by displaying a warning notice when the link is clicked, or by blocking the link so that it can’t be Tweeted at all,” the policy explains.
Twitter is censoring Sidney Powell’s website ⬇️⬇️⬇️
https://defendingtherepublic . org/
— Chief Justice Elect Skyler (@TheTexasSky) November 26, 2020
Among the links that can be blocked by Twitter are malicious links that are used for phishing for sharing malware, spammy or misdirecting links, sharing hacked materials, or other links that break Twitter’s rules relating to child sexual exploitation, hateful conduct, or terrorism.
But Sidney Powell’s website did not break any of those rules, and it only contains information that would soon be uploaded onto PACER anyway.
The best assumption? That Twitter is labelling Powell’s website as a place that contains “content that interfered with civic and election integrity.”
The problem with that claim, however, is that Sidney Powell is alleging that election integrity has already been damaged. Her lawsuits in Georgia and Michigan allege, with extensive evidence, that election fraud took place.
Why would Twitter want to stop people from seeing that evidence?