(PatrioticPost.com)- If you needed any more evidence that Twitter is biased, and you probably didn’t, then all you need to do is look at the people they hire. Nick Pacilio, who is the former press secretary for the Democrats’ VP pick Kamala Harris, was hired by Twitter in a major communications role.
Pacilio is part of a team at Twitter that decides what content is allowed on the website and what tweets should be censored. He has been working with Twitter since 2014, according to his LinkedIn profile, and is expected to have played a part in the recent censorship of President Donald Trump.
David Harsanyi, a reporter from the National Review, noted how Pacilio’s role in the company first came to light when he made a tweet about the social media platform’s decision to remove a tweet made by President Donald Trump. In the post, Pacilio said that a tweet from @TeamTrump violated Twitter rules on “COVID-19 misinformation.”
— Nick Pacilio (@NickPacilio) August 5, 2020
It caused a huge amount of anger among conservatives and anybody who can see bias when presented with it. Pacilio has an obvious leaning towards the Democrats and their presidential campaign given that his former boss is now hoping to become the Vice President of the United States.
In the National Review report, Harsanyi discusses how Twitter claims that Pacilio is not directly involved in making decisions to remove tweets.
Brandon Borrmann, Twitter’s VP of Communications, tried to stop the criticism by claiming that spokespeople, of which Pacilio is one, do not make decisions to remove tweets.
“They aren’t involved in the review process,” he claimed. “They share the decisions with the public and answer questions.”
Just to make this clear, spokespeople at Twitter don’t make enforcement decisions. They aren’t involved in the review process. They share the decisions with the public and answer questions.
— Brandon (@bborrman) August 12, 2020
Maybe that’s true. But it’s also true that Borrman would say that. The company has been criticized heavily for many years for its regular censorship of conservative voices, and in the run-up to a presidential election, it is in the social media company’s interests to keep that up. After all, President Trump is the last person Silicon Valley want running the country for another four years.
Do you think Twitter will ever hire a former comms executive from a conservative campaign?