We looked inside some of the tweets by @JeffHorwitz and here's what we found interesting.
Inside 100 Tweets
Woke up this morning thinking about how Facebook was unwilling to deplatform the Bajrang Dal, a militant Hindu organization, but was willing to take down the US President. As governments try to exert more power over platforms, they don’t always fail. https://t.co/mIySivyYe4
More stuff (appears to be Abe Lincoln bust) leaving the West Wing this afternoon. https://t.co/4fjkVPmiMS
Hmm. People often ask me for examples of disinfo that spreads on the left and recommendations for how to spot it. This tweet is setting off my spidey sense here. No context. Speculation. Hedgy, but volatile. Feeds political outrage. Recommendation: avoid RTing until we learn more https://t.co/198hd65f2g
NEW: MeWe has become the de facto app for rightwing movements and I've spent months documenting these communities on its platform. When I confronted MeWe's founder about this content, he asked: "Have you tried to moderate 15 million people?" https://t.co/o5c20ljbGt
Both it and Parler wooed users with a near-absolutist free speech first message post-election. Nothing wrong with that approach — though it raised questions about adverse selection of a user base. The most inflammatory groups on FB were promoting an exodus to alt-platforms. https://t.co/T6oO2mG76W
“THIS STORY HAS FUCKED UP MY LIFE”: On the day of the riot, retired Chicago firefighter David Quintavalle was 600 miles away, celebrating his wife’s birthday. But Twitter posts falsely identified him as a rioter involved in the killing of Brian Sitnick. https://t.co/QGxTFTCmXj
Important illustration of how the actions of hyperactive users can skew FB’s platform (in this case by enticing engagement-thirsty users) https://t.co/qLzjqj51Ze
Ominous metrics, "previously rolled back" emergency measures and requests for employee patience: Facebook's handling of the Capitol riot. https://t.co/3JXYGYYN8Q
Facebook says it will remove all “Stop the Steal” content through inauguration https://t.co/FBHs7k7rTZ
Yup. Parler’s #1 again.
So Parler has content on it that appears in obvious violation of its rules against inciting violence. So do Facebook and Twitter — see the “2020 Civil War” FB group, which is still live. I haven’t seen solid information either before or after the deplatforming threats/actions. https://t.co/R3UwyPGAro