Given what we know about Twitter and the leftists who run its Thought Police force, my off-the-cuff guess is YES, Twitter did it. Twitter doesn’t deserve the presumption of innocence in the court of public opinion because it is a serial offender.
According to the Washington Examiner‘s Rudy Takala:
Twitter lit up Friday night with allegations that it tried to suppress news that secret-leaking website Wikileaks exposed thousands of emails obtained from the servers of the Democratic National Committee.
Friday afternoon, users noted, “#DNCLeaks” was trending, with more than 250,000 tweets about it on the platform. By Friday evening, it vanished completely from the site’s “trending” bar for at least 20 minutes. It returned as “#DNCLeak” after users erupted, though it was too late to quell their rage.
Why do I think Twitter suppressed the story? (I wrote about the DNC Wikileaks story earlier today on this blog.) Because that’s what the left-wing maniacs at Twitter do. These people can’t help themselves.
In 2013 Twitter created a “Trust and Safety Council,” a group of left-wing organizations aiming to control speech online and decide for themselves which news sources can be trusted. This insidious council includes the Anti-Defamation League, Dangerous Speech Project, and Feminist Frequency among others—many of whom receive funding from the awful Chicago-based John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. MacArthur is the far-left philanthropy that hands out the goofy so-called Genius Awards to pseudo-intellectuals and rabble-rousers who ought to be laughed at. Among the official Geniuses are the endlessly whiny racist Ta-Nehisi Coates and labor agitator Ai-jen Poo. (To be clear, not all Genius awards are undeserved. Many recipients are scientific innovators and groundbreaking academics.)
If something hurts the Left, it mysteriously disappears from Twitter or gets suppressed or downplayed.
Lane Davis and Milo Yiannopoulos (who just found himself banned from Twitter for life) wrote about this terrible situation in our May Foundation Watch titled “MacArthur’s Thought Police.”