“Dissidents” is the key word. Dorsey’s not attacking all conservatives. Despite his clear political biases, he’s not quite that dumb. Establishment Republicans like GOP strategist Rick Wilson enjoy as much freedom as they want on the platform.
Wilson may be a Republican, but he is also attempting to sabotage Trump’s political career, and some days it can be hard to tell his tweets apart from a virtue-signalling Vox columnist.
As Twitter’s stock price plummets faster than Jeb Bush’s poll numbers, Twitter appears to be doubling down on its wrongheaded strategy. Users who have not been banned, suspended, or locked are now afraid of voicing their political views for fear of losing their accounts, followers, and friends on the social network.
Some of the cleverest, wittiest, and most engaging accounts on Twitter are those that poke fun at the progressive status quo. Without these insurgent new media stars, Twitter is sunk. Why doesn’t anyone at the company realise this?
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