Online security has become more important than ever as the public square has become digital.
People now congregate on social media sites in big numbers.
But the Biden administration is violating privacy with one jaw-dropping maneuver.
Big Tech censorship has become a massive problem, but dwindling online privacy is just as disturbing.
And according to a transparency report from Twitter, the United States leads all nations in requisitions for user information.
Sinéad McSweeney, Twitter Vice President of Global Public Policy and Philanthropy, said in the report:
“In a change from our last reporting period, the United States became the single largest source of government information requests with 3,026 requests, accounting for 24% of the global volume we received during this period…These requests accounted for 27% of all accounts specified from around the world and Twitter complied, in whole or in part, with 68% of these U.S. information requests.”
That means Twitter is actively sending information to the U.S. government more than two-thirds of the time.
The transparency report also showed that governments are requesting Twitter censor certain content.
“We’re facing unprecedented challenges as governments around the world increasingly attempt to intervene and remove content…This threat to privacy and freedom of expression is a deeply worrying trend that requires our full attention.”
This is rich considering new Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal said the company is not bound by the First Amendment.
Twitter is talking out of both sides of its mouth.
On one hand, the company is concerned about free speech, and on the other hand, the company is undermining it.
The report also included:
“[I]n the six month period covered in this report, Twitter received 43,387 legal demands to remove content, specifying 196,878 accounts. This is the largest number of accounts ever subject to removal requests in a reporting period since releasing our first transparency report in 2012.”
Big Tech censorship is escalating, and the transparency report proves that the government is behind a lot of it.
Twitter, Facebook, and other major platforms are perfectly fine being used as tools of the establishment to censor “problematic” voices.
Worse yet, Big Tech companies are conspiring to knee-cap competitors that actually endeavor to uphold free speech and privacy.
If Twitter were deeply concerned about censorship, the company would not have expelled the sitting president of the United States.
Stay tuned to Unmuzzled News for any updates to this ongoing story.