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News Analysis Jan 24, 2021 9:29 PM EST

Twitter censors journalist Jack Posobiec for repeating Amazon's stated position on mail-in voting

Journalist and conservative influencer Jack Posobiec has been censored by Twitter over a tweet in which he repeated Amazon's claim that mail-in ballot elections “have serious and systemic flaws.”

Twitter censors journalist Jack Posobiec for repeating Amazon's stated position on mail-in voting
Ian Miles Cheong Montreal, QC

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Journalist and conservative influencer Jack Posobiec has been censored by Twitter over a tweet in which he repeated Amazon's claim that mail-in ballot elections "have serious and systemic flaws."

Reports on Friday highlighted Amazon’s push for in-person voting, appealing a decision to hold mail-in voting to establish a union for workers in the company’s Bessemer facility in Alabama.

Warehouse workers argued that mail-in voting would allow employees who cannot enter the voting location for health reasons relating to the pandemic—an argument rejected by Amazon executives who insisted to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) that voting be held in-person. The company called upon the NLRB to pause the vote, citing "serious and systemic flaws" with the board process for conducting the vote by mail.

In his now-censored tweet, Posobiec highlighted the hypocrisy of Jeff Bezos, who owns both Amazon and The Washington Post. The paper has repeatedly argued that mail-in ballots are safe and secure.

Since the end of the presidential election, Twitter has employed the practice of adding disclaimers to the foot of tweets deemed misinformative or having the potential to cause violence. The social media platform tagged a number of tweets written by former President Donald Trump that called the results of the election into question or raised concerns over mail-in votes.

Posobiec’s tweet was tagged with a disclaimer noting that "This claim of election fraud is disputed, and this Tweet can’t be replied to, Retweeted, or liked due to a risk of violence." It’s questionable as to how repeating Amazon’s own stated position on mail-in voting poses a risk of violence or how it is, for that matter, disputed by anyone other than Twitter.

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