Many people noticed this week that Twitter started flagging President Trump’s tweets with ‘fact check’ flags. Most of us were suspicious about their dubious ‘fact checks’ as they came from ‘unbiased’ sources such as CNN and WaPO.
President Trump claimed that mail in voting leads to voter fraud, which Twitter claimed was misinformation.
Here’s the Tweet in question:
Twitter then proceeded to add this warning label:
Today, however, it was revealed that the head of fact-checking at Twitter, a man named Yoel Roth, is a virulent anti-Trumper who has said Trump administration members are actual Nazis and brutally mocked “flyover country.
Yoel Roth, whose official job title is “Head of Site Integrity,” explained the platform’s new policy in a May 11 blog post on “misleading information” on coronavirus.
“In serving the public conversation, our goal is to make it easy to find credible information on Twitter and to limit the spread of potentially harmful and misleading content,” he said.
Twitter appears to have applied that policy to a broader category of assertions, moving beyond COVID-19 to President Donald Trump’s claim on Tuesday that vote-by-mail would lead to more voter fraud — a prediction with which even some Democrats have agreed.
Subsequently, Twitter slapped a “get the facts” label on Trump’s tweets about voter fraud — and provided links to CNN and the Washington Post, two avowedly anti-Trump outlets that enthusiastically pushed the Russia collusion hoax.
What’s weird is that the head Twitter fact checker has himself made some pretty outrageous statements on the platform that says everything you need to know about his “impartial” fact checks.
“Every time a cute boy uses an Android phone, I die inside” is the new “Every time a cute boy tells me he’s a Republican, I die inside.”
“I’m just saying, we fly over those states that voted for a racist tangerine for a reason.”
“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”
“How does a personality-free bag of farts like Mitch McConnell actually win elections?”
So based on these statements I’m certain head fact-checker Yoel Roth will be fair and impartial regarding President Trump or any other conservative.
What a joke and it’s clear President Trump is one hundred percent correct when he says Twitter is now interfering in the 2020 elections, and they need to pay a price for their choices.