“The Federal Government Sought the Removal of a Tweet that Accused Daniel Andrews of Being a “d**k” and included a Picture of the Victorian Premier Wearing a Mask Inscribed with the Words “This Mask is as Useless as Me”, on the Grounds it was “Potentially Harmful”, According to New Information from the Twitter Files
By Senator Gerard Rennick
“The federal government sought the removal of a tweet that accused Daniel Andrews of being a “d**k” and included a picture of the Victorian Premier wearing a mask inscribed with the words “This Mask is as Useless as Me”, on the grounds it was “potentially harmful”, according to new information from the Twitter Files.
The public health SOS from Canberra to Twitter HQ in San Francisco, which occurred sometime after the tweet emerged in February 2021, was one of at least 18 emails to the US social media giant from the Department of Home Affairs, which collectively requested at least 222 tweets be taken down.
Other tweets the government deemed too hot for public consumption included one accusing then health minister Greg Hunt of “emotionally manipulative language”, and another from ‘Tony’ which called Australians “not only clowns, but the entire circus” for waiting “seven hours in a line” for a PCR test.”
It’s a clown show alright – unfortunately no one is laughing.