Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey announced on Monday that he was stepping down from the position and that Twitter’s Chief Technology Officer, Parag Agrawal, would replace him.
Agrawal, who once argued that Twitter should focus less on free speech, is also close with the “Dangerous Speech” group, an organization that admits to being funded in large part by George Soros’ Open Society Foundation.
Following the announcement, several Twitter spaces started popping up full of sometimes hundreds of black American users, advocating for things like white genocide and committing violence against any white person they see.
Around the same time these voice chats started to appear on Twitter, the company announced that it would be banning the sharing of images or videos of private individuals without their consent.
Doxxing is something Twitter never allowed, on paper, however it was always enforced in a very selective manner with a clear strong bias against conservatives. The new policy goes much further and implies there will be another purge of content coming soon on the site.
In the announcement, Twitter said that these policies were harmful to minorities and women and implied that they would be enforced more strictly than they have in the past.
“Under our existing policy, publishing other people’s private information, such as phone numbers, addresses, and IDs, is already not allowed on Twitter. This includes threatening to expose private information or incentivizing others to do so.
There are growing concerns about the misuse of media and information that is not available elsewhere online as a tool to harass, intimidate, and reveal the identities of individuals. Sharing personal media, such as images or videos, can potentially violate a person’s privacy, and may lead to emotional or physical harm. The misuse of private media can affect everyone, but can have a disproportionate effect on women, activists, dissidents, and members of minority communities.”
Many people argue that the policies will be enforced in a one-sided manner. Some of the past examples that would be included under the new policy would be posting information about people like the men who attacked Kyle Rittenhouse, Teachers who are filmed attempting to indoctrinate children in schools, and images from Hunter Biden’s laptop, as well as quotes from the alleged diary of Joe Biden’s Daughter.