“You could secretly ban one party’s candidate, or all of its candidates, all of its nominees, or you could just secretly turn down the reach of their stuff and turn up the reach of something else and the rest of us might not even find out about it until after the elections,” Melber alleged, noting that Musk won’t “have to explain” himself because he is now the sole owner of Twitter.
Conservatives were quick to point out that Twitter did exactly this when it suspended the New York Post and banned circulation of a damning story about the Biden family right before the 2020 election:
— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) April 26, 2022
— Alex Bruesewitz (@alexbruesewitz) April 26, 2022
Twitter suppressed the suppression of conservatives so well that Ari Melber was apparently unaware of it. Simply stunning https://t.co/9fJXA44g4S
— Ellie Bufkin (@ellie_bufkin) April 26, 2022
In which @AriMelber describes a scenario too horrible to contemplate
except when you do it to the other guy of course pic.twitter.com/5yx6CHsXhi
— Ron Coleman (@RonColeman) April 26, 2022
Leftists have been panicking ever since Twitter revealed that it had reached a deal to sell the company to Musk, who has criticized the company for censoring free speech. Musk said it is his goal to make Twitter a neutral public platform.