The Heartland Institute

Sensitive Filter

Twitter censors The Heartland Institute tweet about capitalism: The Heartland Institute, a national free-market public policy think tank, tweeted an article that it had produced about free markets. The tweet read "HeartlandDailyNews: De Rugy: #Cooperation – An Underappreciated Ingredient of #FreeMarkets: The #pricesystem works thanks to and only because of a set of institutions that promote #cooperation among us. The post De Rugy: Cooperation – An..." and included a link to the article. The tweet included an image depicting a logistics scene using toys. Twitter placed a sensitive content filter over the image. This requires users using the desktop version who have not changed their sensitive content setting to click through the filter in order to see what the user tweeted. For users who have not changed their sensitive content setting and are using the mobile app, they are simply unable to view the tweet without changing the setting. It appears that Twitter has placed an account-level sensitive flag on this user's account, as nearly every media that it tweets is receiving the sensitive content filter. It is unclear what led to this.