FCC Chair says Twitter has ‘double standard’ in suspending conservatives’ accounts
From the HuffingtonPost:
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai criticized Twitter Tuesday for what he deemed a “double standard” in how the platform treats conservative users.
“Now look, I love Twitter … and anyone who knows me knows that I use it all the time. But let’s not kid ourselves, when it comes to a free and open Internet, Twitter is part of the problem,” Pai said in a speech on the FCC’s plans to repeal net neutrality. “The company has a viewpoint and uses that viewpoint to discriminate.”
“To say the least, the company appears to have a double standard when it comes to suspending or de-verifying conservative users’ accounts as opposed to those of liberal users,” Pai told a group at the R Street Institute, a think tank focused on free markets and limited government. “This conduct is many things, but it isn’t fighting for an open internet.”