A Washington Post story today that Twitter has canceled millions of accounts of users the social media network has determined were guilty of spreading “misinformation” on the platform.
This is only troubling if you don’t trust the people who run the service with making such determinations without bias or malice toward one political persuasion or another.
I’ve written earlier that I’m not a Twitter fan, and haven’t posted a tweet for months.
This is because I’ve found Twitter is largely populated by people who are mad about something or someone and use the allowable characters they’re provided with to spread venom and derogatory remarks that I can do without.
That’s a broad over-generalization to be sure, but it’s my story and I’m sticking to it.
I trust my judgment to be able to determine whether something I’m reading is misinformation or fact.
And I’d like to think that a majority of Twitter users have that ability as well, and don’t need the Twitter “thought police” to step in and make it for them.
That’s the way I see it.