On Day One, New Twitter CEO Uses Fake Trending Tab to Run PR For Himself, Bans Sharing Media of Private Individuals Without PermissionChris Menahan
Nov. 30, 2021
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Parag Agrawal kicked off his first day as the new CEO of Twitter by using the site's "What's happening" tab for PR to try and explain away his old anti-white tweets and instituted new rules to ban the sharing of "media of private individuals without the permission of the person(s) depicted."
As I reported Monday, Agrawal posted a quote in the past suggesting that "white people" and "racists" are one and the same and said just last year he doesn't want the platform to be "bound" by the First Amendment.
A year or so ago, Twitter replaced it's "Trending" tab on the right with a fake "What's happening" tab that's curated by their administrators. The purpose was to prevent anything from trending which they didn't want and give Twitter admins more control over what people were discussing.
On Tuesday, Agrawal used the fake trending tab to post a "News" story saying: "An old Tweet from Parag Agrawal is a quote from a television show and is a satirical take on stereotypes, journalists report."
"An 11-year-old Tweet from new Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal quotes a line from The Daily Show with Jon Stewart guest Aasif Mandvi and is satire, according to The Wrap, VICE and Mashable. The quote reflects a satirical take on stereotypes, The Wrap reports. Indian-born Agrawal became CEO of Twitter on November 29 following the resignation of Jack Dorsey," Twitter's post says, which reads like satire itself.
Agrawal did not issue any statement apologizing nor even addressing his anti-white comments himself.
Perhaps tomorrow Agrawal should make the top trend a story about how "journalists" are reporting how handsome and smart and charming he is?
Agrawal told the MIT Technology Review last year while he was Twitter CTO: "Our role is not to be bound by the First Amendment, but our role is to serve a healthy public conversation and our moves are reflective of things that we believe lead to a healthier public conversation. The kinds of things that we do about this is, focus less on thinking about free speech, but thinking about how the times have changed."
In that vein, Agrawal decided to institute a new rule banning the sharing of "media of private individuals without the permission of the person(s) depicted."
"When we are notified by individuals depicted, or by an authorized representative, that they did not consent to having their private image or video shared, we will remove it," Twitter said. "This policy is not applicable to media featuring public figures or individuals when media and accompanying Tweet text are shared in the public interest or add value to public discourse."
"However, if the purpose of the dissemination of private images of public figures or individuals who are part of public conversations is to harass, intimidate, or use fear to silence them, we may remove the content in line with our policy against abusive behavior."
"We will always try to assess the context in which the content is shared and, in such cases, we may allow the images or videos to remain on the service. For instance, we would take into consideration whether the image is publicly available and/or is being covered by mainstream/traditional media (newspapers, TV channels, online news sites), or if a particular image and the accompanying tweet text adds value to the public discourse, is being shared in public interest, or is relevant to the community."
In other words, the public and independent media will get their videos taken down but the "traditional media" will be allowed to continue smearing random white people and "Karens" as "racists."
The rule appears to be almost tailor-made to justify banning Andy Ngo for sharing images of antifa lunatics featuring their mugshots and pictures taken from their profiles.
Every day there's a new lobbying campaign to get him banned even though he follows all Twitter's rules, including the one mandating the usage of people's "preferred pronouns."
Ngo appears to share my same concerns:
Just yesterday, Ngo was targeted in a mass reporting campaign for covering the story of a transgender antifa allegedly killing himself.
As I reported yesterday, vulture capitalist Paul Singer of Elliott Management, a pro-Israel GOP megadonor who pushed the GOP to embrace the LGBT agenda and funded the Steele dossier, bought up tons of Twitter stock and was likely the driving force behind Jack Dorsey's ouster.
Elliott Management's managing partner Jesse Cohn and senior portfolio manager Marc Steinberg put out a statement after Dorsey stepped down saying they're "confident" Agrawal is the "right leader" for the company at "this pivotal moment" and they "look forward to the next chapter of Twitter's story."
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