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FNC’s Carlson Slams Media for Twitter Censorship Defense — ‘Thugs Hired to Protect the Powerful’

Tech giant Twitter’s use of a disclaimer on a tweet about vote-by-mail from President Donald Trump earlier this week spurred a wide array of reactions, including some from the mainstream media defending the tactic seen as censorship. Wednesday on Fox News Channel’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” host Tucker Carlson criticized the mainstream press for its reactions, which in some cases included defending the move by Twitter.

Tucker Carlson on FNC, 8/7/2019

Jack Dorsey Goes on Defensive After Twitter ‘Fact-Checks’ President Trump

In a recent series of Tweets, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey defended his recent decision to “fact check” and place warnings on two of President Donald Trump’s tweets. According to Dorsey, Twitter “fact checking” the president does not make the company an “arbiter of truth,” claiming that instead, the site was attempting to “connect the dots of conflicting statements.”

Jack Dorsey Twitter CEO

Hawley Calls for End to Twitter’s ‘Special’ Liability Immunity

Wednesday on Fox News Channel’s “The Ingraham Angle,” Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, made a case for his effort to strip Twitter and other tech giants of their lawsuit liability immunity that is not granted to traditional publishers like media outlets.

Hawley

Ice Cube Spreads Fake Photo of Cop Blamed for Floyd George’s Death, Twitter Does Nothing

Hollywood actor and rapper Ice Cube shared with his 4.9 million Twitter followers a photo that falsely links former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin and felon and Twitter troll Jonathan Riches wearing a “Make Whites Great Again” hat. Ice Cube’s tweet with the image has been retweeted more than 24,000 times, despite the fact that it’s in violation of the same misinformation guidelines that the company is currently using to punish conservatives on the platform. 

Columbia Pictures

Twitter Fact Checks President Trump – But Not Communist China

Recently Twitter added a “fact check” label to President Donald Trump’s tweets about the concerns surrounding mail-in voting fraud, but the social media site has failed to apply those same fact-checking measures to verified Chinese government accounts that spread coronavirus misinformation on the platform.

TOPSHOT - A man looks at his phone near a giant image of the Chinese national flag on the side of a building in Beijing, during the ongoing 19th Communist Party Congress on October 23, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / GREG BAKER (Photo credit should read GREG BAKER/AFP/Getty Images)

Twitter Brands Trump Vote-by-Mail Post with Fact Check, Citing CNN

Twitter added a link to “get the facts” about mail-in ballots after President Trump tweeted out widely-held concerns about the potential for voter fraud. The Twitter-curated “moment” is filled with mainstream media articles from CNN, Washington Post, and other outlets calling Trump a liar.

Jack Dorsey Twitter CEO