Elon Musk’s X (formerly Twitter) has once again embraced silent suppression and has begun placing sensitive content filters on nearly every original media post from a government watchdog organization.
The American Accountability Foundation reported on Substack Monday that Twitter has begun censoring much of its content. The group has worked to expose the President of the American Library Association Emily Drabinski as a leftist activist dimissing parental concerns and pushing wild LGBT ideologies in libraries.
AAF says they immediately saw apparent backlash via X censorship. “[A]fter we posted images of the LGBTQ books they are pushing on our children, X (Twitter) hit our account with a ‘sensitive content’ warning on ALL OUR MEDIA POSTS, and shadowbanned our account so that you won’t find us in a search on X.”
AAF called the ban the “height of absurdity.” The organization also noted the irony of the censorship. “If these images are too inappropriate for social media, why on earth are they being shown to children???” AAF posted on X.
Users who visit AAF’s X page will find that original posts that include an image or a link are covered by a notice that reads “The following media includes potentially sensitive content.” In the mobile version of the app, users cannot even click “view” to move past the warning and see the post without changing their default X settings. Yes, one of X’s default settings censors content.
“Your Privacy and safety settings include Tweet media options, if you decide that you want to see a warning over media in Tweets that may contain sensitive content,” the platform explained on its Help Center. “Your settings default is to provide the warning, but you can change the setting at any time.”
Due to being “busy,” X claimed it could not respond to MRC Free Speech America’s request for comment.