Update: The site and functionality is back. No word about the cause of the outage. Not yet, at least.
Twitter is down. It has been down for a while. It may come back soon. It may not come back at all. We’ll keep you posted. But regardless of when it comes back online, one thing is absolutely, positively certain beyond any reasonable doubt. This is their way of diffusing the various Joe and Hunter Biden scandals that are popping up by the hour.
Millions of Americans get their news and stay on top of what’s happening in the world of politics through Twitter. It has built a reputation of having the breaking information before anyone else, including mainstream media and even Facebook. But yesterday’s bombshell about Hunter Biden’s use of his father as leverage to secure more pay and a better contract from Ukrainian energy firm Burisma has sent Twitter down a dark path. They’re being subpoenaed. They being accused of censorship. They being threatened with losing platform protection given to them under Section 230. It’s a bad time to own Twitter stock.
Today, they shut down. It wasn’t a total shutdown; old Tweets are still visible. But nobody can post Tweets, retweet, or reply. Direct messaging appears to be working for most, which tells us this is a targeted shutdown intended to keep new information from hitting the masses. What could that information be? It’s all about Hunter and Joe. They will likely claim otherwise, but that’s what it is. You can take that to the bank.
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The Gateway Pundit speculated this has to do with Tucker Carlson dropping more information about Hunter Biden through emails they acquired that detail further corruption.
Fox News’ Tucker Carlson announced on Thursday that he will be revealing more emails tonight that further expose corruption by the Biden family.
Tucker Carlson tweeted this at 4:16 PM on Thursday. IMMEDIATELY following this news TWITTER SHUT DOWN! And it’s still down!
It seems just as likely that Twitter is trying to stop the bleeding about their own platform as well as new developments surrounding the scandals. The Biden campaign has not denied that then-Vice President Biden met with Burisma despite the fact that Biden himself has denied it in the past. The NY Post, who dropped the original story yesterday, has been releasing more information as it comes out. Then, there’s the fact that they’re being subpoenaed by the Senate Judiciary Committee to answer for censorship.
Twitter’s entire platform is in disarray for one reason: They are not acting like a platform. If they stopped acting like publishers picking and choosing what content to allow, perhaps they wouldn’t be so riddled with controversy.
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