Twitter censored accurate COVID information that conflicted with federal sentiments, new files show

Twitter altered the COVID conversation by censoring information that was true but not in line with U.S. government policy, discrediting public health experts who disagreed and suppressing contrarian users, the latest installment of the "Twitter Files" showed Monday.

"[B]oth the Trump and Biden administrations directly pressed Twitter executives to moderate the platform’s pandemic content according to their wishes," reporter David Zweig said in the 10th Twitter Files release. 

Previous Twitter Files have focused Twitter's close relationship with the FBI and other government agencies as well as the platform's censorship, but the latest information shows the Trump White House attempted to work with major technology companies such as Google, Facebook and Microsoft, to control conversation during the COVID pandemic.

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