(PoliticalLookout.com)- On Wednesday, Twitter saw its biggest hack ever. It resulted in some of the biggest Twitter accounts in the world being exposed, with many big accounts tweeting out Bitcoin scams that took over a hundred thousand dollars from innocent people.
Big names including rapper Kanye West, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Microsoft founder Bill Gates, and even former President Barack Obama were affected. Even presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden was impacted by the hack, which resulted in his official account tweeting out a message encouraging his followers to send money to a Bitcoin address.
“I am giving back to the community. All Bitcoin sent to the address below will be sent back doubled! If you send $1,000, I will send back $2,000. Only doing this for 30 minutes,” his account read.
— Mike Coudrey (@MichaelCoudrey) July 15, 2020
As if this wasn’t already a big enough story, it has since emerged that this hack could well have exposed a secret “search blacklist” and “trends blacklist” on the back-end of the social media platform. It all comes from the fact that the Twitter hack came as the result of a “coordinated social engineering attack by people who successfully targeted some of our employees with access to internal systems and tools.”
Vice, a media outlet best known for publishing insane far-left ramblings about drugs and sex, got a hold of a screenshot of the internal tools used by Twitter employees. They reportedly show tags that can be applied to individual Twitter accounts, including “trends blacklist” and “search blacklist.” It’s widely believed that these tags are used on accounts that Twitter would rather you didn’t see.
— Allum Bokhari (@LibertarianBlue) July 16, 2020
Everyone has seen it, but Twitter still hasn’t publicly acknowledged the screenshot. Given it came as a result of a hack that clearly worked, it seems unlikely that it isn’t real. And if it is real, it proves what people have been saying about Twitter for so long now. This is a social media platform that actively goes out of its way to silence conservative voices.