There is nothing like a good dose of irony to make me smile.
Look at what job recently popped up in my inbox via LinkedIn and continues to pop up daily!
Recommended for you “Head of Communications, Twitter Australia”.
I am toying whether to have some real fun with this application or not?
Could I really be the one to spearhead changes to Twitter and make the multi-billion-dollar company aware of the most basic tenet of democracy: free speech.
Voltaire nailed it, why can’t Twitter?
“I disagree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.”
Now, just think, The Spectator Australia could operate without being subjected to the whims of Twitter as to which of its articles can be tweeted and which can’t.
According to the job description, “Twitter serves the public conversation because conversation is a force for good in the world.”
I have to agree with that, but it depends on what Twitter deems ‘good’, doesn’t it?
Twitter’s recent cancelling of Donald Trump reinforced that.
If you search Twitter, Trump does not even exist as a person anymore.
Trump used Twitter for his official statements as the 45th President and in case anyone has forgotten, Twitter was where he chose to make his official declaration of candidacy in June 2015.
More than 34,000 tweets in four years.
Gone. Kaput, Never existed. Go figure.
Cancel Culture at its finest.
The Twitter job asks for “vision, creativity, flexibility, honesty and enthusiasm”
Tick. Tick. Tick. Tick. Tick. I possess and have proven abilities in these domains.
The Twitter ad continues: “The opportunity to help the world connect, debate, learn and solve problems is what draws us to careers at Twitter, and it’s what keeps us here.”
According to Twitter, it employs nearly 5,000 people.
However, how many of the 5,000 raised concerns about cancelling out Trump?
No one has ever denied Trump is a divisive figure, but 84 million people liked him enough to follow him – on Twitter.
During the last four years Trump seemed to embody exactly what Twitter was all about in terms of connecting, debating, learning and solving problems with his 84 million followers.
Twitter irony continues.
Prior to Trump selecting Twitter as his free speech platform of choice, it wasn’t that widely used beyond the “beltway” types – media, political hacks and PR staffers. Even then, the vitriol and trolling was merciless.
Trump was Twitter’s number one user, increasing Twitter’s share price which has now fallen due to its action of cancelling out a customer, albeit it their number one.
The job ad continues in true Left “newspeak” style with a dash of wokeness and no doubt legalled to the hilt in case of discriminatory action by any applicant.
Let’s decipher it in normal, mainstream speech shall we?
Twitter offers: “a flat, non-hierarchical org structure; the freedom to design your own path; space to innovate and make big contributions to Twitter’s future; respect and support of your identity and background, whatever it is.”
“The flat, non-hierarchical organisational structure”: no one really knows who is in charge.
“The freedom to design your own path”: make sure it’s as far Left and woke as possible otherwise you won’t get a look in.
“Space to innovate and make big contributions to Twitter’s future”: If you mention Trump or the Republican Party at all regardless of the issues, you will be silenced. Mention Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Democrats and you’ll be promoted quicker than posting a tweet.
“Respect and support of your identity and background, whatever it is.”: Any hint of mainstream, conservativeness in your identity or background and your application will be dismissed.
The Twitter company offers: “Small but mighty teams who serve the public conversation in ways people feel across the world, every day. Actual work-life balance, including growing opportunities for remote work and flex schedules (depending on the role).”
Let’s continue deciphering this gobbledegook shall we?
“Small but mighty teams who serve the public conversation in ways people feel across the world, every day.” – just don’t say anything remotely connected to conservatism and she’ll be right mate.
Remember, this job is for Head of Communications, Twitter Australia.
Whoever gets this job needs to send that memo to Twitter Inc CEO Jack Dorsey about the Chinese Communist Party tweet spreading disinformation by fabricating an image of a smiling Australian solider holding a bloodied knife to the throat of an Afghan child.
France called the tweet an insult to all countries which had fought in Afghanistan. New Zealand also lashed out at China. The US State Department called it a new low, even for the Chinese Communist Party.
G’day there mate. This tweet is a blatant example of “fake news”.
China’s government is now claiming ice cream samples have tested positive for Coronavirus prompting a recall of cartons.
Don’t come the raw prawn with me, let’s call a spade a spade shall we?
Time for CCP to be Trumped isn’t it, cobber?”
So, my application as Head of Communications Twitter, Australia is nearly complete, I will let you all know how I go.
However, as a conservative female commentator regularly trolled by the Left because of what her husband does for a living, if I am a bit cynical about my chances it is with good reason.
We have seen what has been happening in the USA.
Trust me, it is happening right here in Australia.
Let’s see who gets this job.
I hope whoever does, has the intestinal fortitude to stand up for the free speech that is severely being eroded in this nation and across the globe before more people are “Trumped” by the Twitterati.
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