House majority leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) embarrassed himself with a complaint about Twitter “censorship” that was actually a function of his own account settings.
McCarthy was unable to see a “sensitive” tweet by Fox News host Laura Ingraham and took to Twitter to post a screenshot and threaten chairman Jack Dorsey with hearings over “censorship.”
“Another day, another example of conservatives being censored on social media. @jack easy fix: explain to Congress what is going on.”
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) August 17, 2018
McCarthy may not need Jack Dorsey to come to congress and personally fix his phone, as other users were happy to explain that McCarthy’s issue was his own bungled account settings. With two clicks he could solve his “censorship” problem.
That’s not Twitter censoring her tweets. It’s Twitter following your own personal account settings.
My God, this is just embarrassing.
— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) August 18, 2018
This tweet is the perfect allegory for what’s going on in the world right now. His own Twitter settings are what cause the issue, but he immediately takes to the world to blame someone else. (It’s an easy fix. Just unclick “hide sensitive content” in your settings.)
— The Disco Unicorn 🏳️🌈 (@TheDiscoUnicorn) August 17, 2018
All you need to do to see Ingraham’s racist tirades is to go to Settings > Privacy and Safety and switch the Safety settings at the bottom to look like this. You’re going to hold Congressional hearings to demand that CEOs give you tech support now? pic.twitter.com/MIIlOY4uAM
— Greg Fish (@GregAFish) August 18, 2018
Hey doofus- that’s a result of the settings in YOUR Twitter account. So much for a) personal responsibility and b) limited government.
— Dwight Roberson (@DRobersonPE) August 18, 2018