I understand Silicon Valley isn’t known for its viewpoint diversity, but even given the unsurprising big tech bias baked into the 2020 election, it’s mildly astounding just how differently social media giant Twitter treats the two major-party candidates.
Before we get to Democratic nominee Joe Biden, his very prodigal son Hunter and Twitter’s quixotic quest to suppress information about them, let’s go back to June, when President Donald Trump tweeted out a joke video involving two toddlers — one white, one black — playing and running around, replete with joke CNN chyrons.
The clip, which mocked the network’s leftward bias, included self-evidently jocund captions like “Terrified Todler [sic] Runs From Racist Baby” and “Racist Baby Probably Voted for Trump.”
One has difficulties imagining the kind of dullard who would be “fooled” by the video — and really, at this point, why even bother reaching out to them? — but the fact-check pietists at Twitter made sure the world knew