Talk about election interference – Twitter just admitted it “buried” nearly 50% of tweets with the hashtag #DNCLeak and 25% of tweets with the hashtag #PodestaEmails during the election, validating the complaints of thousands of users who said they were being censored during the election.

Twitter general counsel Sean Edgett told the Senate Judiciary Committee in a written statement:

Before the election, we also detected and took action on activity relating to hashtags that have since been reported as manifestations of efforts to interfere with the 2016 election. For example, our automated spam detection systems helped mitigate the impact of automated Tweets promoting the #PodestaEmails hashtag, which originated with Wikileaks’ publication of thousands of emails from the Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta’s Gmail account.


Twitter Admits To Censoring #PodestaEmails And #DNCLeak Tweets Before The 2016 Election