Why 2020 Was the Twitter Election

It wasn't because of what happened on Twitter; it was because of what Twitter did

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Joe Biden may have won, but it was Twitter’s election. 

The social media company, which for many years let President Donald Trump post uninterrupted, has done an about-face this year. Amid the election aftermath, it intervened on the president’s tweets about voter fraud, mail-in ballots and baseless claims that he won the election.

Now, the outgoing president is having a hard time posting on his favorite website. Trump’s infamous Twitter account is a shadow of its former self, awash with labels, warnings and interstitials, thanks to Twitter’s latest moves of labeling inaccurate tweets and demoting



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