A message shared by the managing director of Thiel Capital, Eric Weinstein, shows Twitter is blocking users from interacting with tweets deemed “misleading.”
In a screenshot shared by Weinstein, a message from Twitter says they’re limiting interaction with the post he tried to like.
“We try to prevent a Tweet like this that otherwise breaks the Twitter Rules from reaching more people, so we’ve disabled most of the ways to engage with it. If you want to talk about it, you can still Retweet with comment,” the message states.
“Just verified that this is real,” Weinstein captions the tweet, going to say he attempted to like the forbidden tweet to test if he’d get the message.
“I guess I don’t usually go out of my way to Like tweets that Twitter dislikes. But I did just that here on purpose as some people had been complaining, and saw this type of message for the first time,” Weinstein added.
“Not sure what to make of this. How typical is this?”
Evidently the original offending tweet was merely someone relating their opinion on vaccine passports, vaccines and lockdowns.
Rather than employ this bizarre form of censorship, why would Twitter not have the user delete the tweet entirely?
The insanity was pointed out by users, who highlighted how the platform is shaping users’ opinions for them.