Oh my how the heads are exploding in Philadelphia. The devastating WikiLeaks data dump of DNC emails has created turmoil within Democrat ranks and sent them into crisis management mode. Desperate to quell the uproar, the Clinton campaign has “explicitly accused the Russians of being on Team Trump and suggested that Trump might be on Team Russia” according to one über-liberal website.
DNC explicitly said its strategy would be to highlight Russia claim so as to obfuscate content of revelations https://t.co/IAcg5Ahj2k— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) July 25, 2016
Twitter CEO and co-founder Jack Dorsey later called allegations of censorship “false.”
He and the other co-founders have been notably silent about politics during the election cycle, but their funds suggest significant investment in the DNC.
Former CEO Dick Costolo donated US$10,000 to the DNC, as did at least one other director, and Hillary Clinton was the company’s biggest recipient of donations—over US$30,000. The vast majority of Twitter lobbyists have also come from the government, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.
The censorship didn’t end there. The New York Post reported, as the firestorm built to a crescendo, that Facebook admitted it had blocked links to the WikiLeaks trove of emails. To combat the flagrant censorship, WikiLeaks took to Twitter giving its followers an online workaround saying, “try using https://archive.is”.
In response to the WikiLeaks charge, Facebook CSO Alex Stamos tweeted, “It’s been fixed.”
At 11:43 PM Sunday night, MSNBC’s Joy Reid tweeted:
Tomorrow on #AMJoy we'll explore the unprecedented affinity between an American presidential candidate - Trump - Russia and Wilileaks.— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) July 24, 2016
At 1:57 AM Monday morning WikiLeaks answered her charge:
@JoyAnnReid You are pushing a discredited conspiracy theory. There is no affinity, whatsoever. Our lawyers will monitor your program.— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) July 24, 2016
This morning around 9:30 AM disgraced DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz was heckled at a breakfast meeting with the Florida delegation. Some even reported she had to be whisked away by security after she spoke.
Outgoing #DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz heckled and booed at Florida delegation breakfast #DemsInPhilly pic.twitter.com/Ive5cscG5g— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) July 25, 2016
The full video of her confrontation with the Berniecrats can be seen here.