In an interview with CNN, Jack Dorsey the CEO of Twitter let the world know where the employees of Twitter fall on the political spectrum.
Dorsey said on Saturday that he “fully admit[s]” the employees of Twitter lean left. The admission came after being questioned on whether conservatives are unfairly discriminated against on the massively popular social media platform.
Dorsey went on to say that the despite the liberal staff, they don’t let their personal views decide how to moderate content on Twitter.
“We need to constantly show that we are not adding our own bias, which I fully admit is … is more left-leaning. But the real question behind the question is are we doing something according to political ideology or viewpoints? And we are not. Period.” – Jack Dorsey
“We do not look at content with regards to political viewpoint or ideology,” @Jack told me. But he knows some people do not believe him. “I think we need to constantly show that we are not adding our own bias, which I fully admit is left, is more left-leaning,” he says… pic.twitter.com/1i8jJunhfz
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) August 18, 2018
Some would say otherwise. One of those people that would disagree is Alex Jones who recently had his account suspended.
Twitter has also been accused of Shadow Banning, the process of banning a user without their knowledge and making their content invisible to users.
Project Veritas released a video that back’s up Dorsey’s comments about the left-leaning employees, but his he telling the truth about the lack of political bias?
Twitter says they don’t restrict comment based on political views, but can we trust him? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.