Twitter is condemning Uganda’s recent decision to block social media from the country’s internet leading up to its national election. This means that Ugandans will not have access to their social media accounts. The government made the decision stating that the social media giants have “taken sides.” With Twitter opposing the move by stating it supports “OpenInternet,” many took the moment to point out the number of times Twitter has similarly banned or blocked Conservatives that it didn’t agree with. One person tweeted in response: “Twitter’s like: ‘Don’t restrict people’s speech, that’s our job.'”
The Daily Wire explains the hypocrisy:
On Tuesday, after having permanently banned President Trump from its platform last week, suppressed the New York Post’s allegations about Hunter Biden last fall, and took actions recently that resulted in many conservative accounts reportedly losing thousands of followers, the Twitter account “Twitter Public Policy,” which represents the “voice of Twitter’s Global Public Policy team,” tweeted that Twitter was concerned about Internet service providers “being ordered to block social media and messaging apps” in Uganda prior to its election.
The account stated: “Ahead of the Ugandan election, we’re hearing reports that Internet service providers are being ordered to block social media and messaging apps. We strongly condemn internet shutdowns — they are hugely harmful, violate basic human decency and the principles of the #OpenInternet.”