Catholics Must Make Alliances with the Elites – Crisis Magazine

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Twitter can force even the most powerful people on earth to listen. The Democrats learned this lesson all too well, which is why they were so invested in quashing news stories that might harm Joe Biden’s campaign in 2020.

This Advent, I am staying away from what has become a serious addiction for me: Twitter. I should probably make my fast permanent, as Twitter has a tendency not only to absorb my time but to twist my thoughts toward the negative, as it does for many people. 

That having been said, a recent development with regard to that platform deserves comment. I am referring to Elon Musk’s decision to release internal documents relating to Twitter’s moderators in the run-up to the 2020 presidential election to a select number of journalists, including Matt Taibbi. Taibbi has been writing against the efforts by the security apparatus of the United States to influence journalism for many years now, and he was one of the first journalists to recognize the “Russiagate” story for the hoax that it was. 

These documents reveal what many of us already suspected: that Twitter squashed potential news stories that might be harmful to Joe Biden, the Democratic candidate, in order to influence the election and defeat Donald Trump. Most notoriously, Twitter “moderators” suspended the account of the New York Post when they published a story on Joe Biden’s trouble son, Hunter, which allegedly implicated Joe Biden in efforts to find a sinecure for him. 

Catholics Must Make Alliances with the Elites – Crisis Magazine

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