Matt Taibbi, the independent journalist who first reported on Sen. Angus King’s use of a secret “enemies list” to censor critics on social media, responded to King’s statement on the scandal this morning.
“[S]ending a list of ‘suspicious accounts’ to Twitter and Facebook is the opposite of having a vigorous debate,” Taibbi tweeted.
“If you think what people tweet or post is misleading, argue that publicly. Attempting to deplatform critics isn’t debate, it’s an abuse of influence.”
Follow the Maine Wire’s other coverage of King’s “enemies list” below: