They didn't want to remove content moderation, ONLY a little slice of it, so that it doesn't apply to themselves. Everyone else, fine, "moderation for thee but not for me!"
How hard is it to *not* call for the violent overthrow of democracy on Twitter? But they didn't even limit themselves to political subjects.
Why stop there, "Money is speech" according to Citizens United.
["Particularly at issue is Citizens United v Federal Elections Commission, a 2010 ruling which said private entities have the same free speech rights as individuals and therefore should not face limits on campaign donations. Roberts explicitly referred to the case in his decision."]
Why not also force banks to transfer illegal contributions to their political accounts from Russia? It's an unnecessary limit on Republican speech, by where money equates to speech. Those NRA contributions from Russia, passed onto Trump Republicans, its green-back speech.
But if *all* social media rules are unenforeable against Republican politicians. Why not also force, for example, Venmo, to process transactions to underage hookers for Republicans. Or Republicans calling dead children "crisis actors". Or every other rule they have and every other form of content moderation on every subject, not just politics?
It's the "Republican as victim"... the current election strategy. Similar to the "Your GUNS are in danger, send donations now!". The NRA's constant fear mongering strategy.
Turncoat Tucker is always whining on and on, about how Conservatives are the victims, the deep state in league with Antifa, big covid, NATO, the left wing media, radical feminists, European elites, and big tech, is taking away their voice. Everyone is conspiring against Tucker and his Republican buddies, and his only friend is Vladimir Putin.
"Has Putin ever called me a racist? Has he threatened to get me fired for disagreeing with him? Has he shipped every middle class job in my town to Russia? Did he manufacture a worldwide pandemic that wrecked my business and kept me indoors for two years? Is he teaching my children to embrace racial discrimination? Is he making fentanyl? Is he trying to snuff out Christianity? Does he eat dogs? These are fair questions, and the answer to all of them is no. Vladimir Putin didn’t do any of that."
Such victimhood, such snowflakes. Such projection. Such lies.