Senator Ted Cruz said on Wednesday that America needs a Space Force “…to defend the nation and to protect space commerce and civil space exploration.” Now, we all love Ted Cruz. He’s a MugClub favorite. But we’re also a comedy show, and a statement like that is ripe for snark. It’s especially ripe for snark if you’re a leftist douche who isn’t as enamored by the Senator.
The thing is, unlike many of his colleagues, Cruz knows his way around a smart phone. He was responding to the snark. It caused the topic to “trend” on Twitter.
Guess whose tweets were not a part of the trend? The Senator wants to know why.
Hey @jack how come Twitter’s “moment” quotes all the snarky leftists making fun of my comments, but doesn’t include my tweets in response explaining the real point that NATIONS like China have already developed & tested weapons to destroy satellites? https://t.co/dwkM5ndXj3
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) May 16, 2019
Twitter’s bias takes on various forms (see Patricia Heaton UNLOADS on Jack Dorsey Over Twitter’s Censoring of Movie and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Stops Pretending, Says “We Can’t Afford to Be Neutral Anymore”). Deplatforming is only the sexiest. It lets Big Tech pick off easy targets to say, “see, we’re doing something!” But with most bias, the devil is always in the omissions.
You can’t say with a straight face that the people working for Twitter who were following the snarky tweets didn’t also see a UNITED STATES F’N SENATOR responding. If you believe an “algorithm” chose the tweets based on interactions, you probably also believe we’re going to create the Voltron Force to defend that planet from Prince Lotor.