PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Associate Editor at Breitbart.com, Milo Yiannopoulos, alleged that Twitter is on the verge of collapse and will try to influence November’s presidential election on behalf of the Democratic nominee.
Yiannopoulos, during an interview with Rich Zeoli on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT, claims that Twitter’s management is obsessed with shutting down conservative ideas on the social media platform.READ MORE: SEPTA Union Unanimously Approves Strike If Deal Isn't Reached
“There is absolutely no question that that is precisely what is directed at…It becomes very, very clear once you start looking at who is employed at Twitter. This guy used to work for Obama. This guy used to work for Hillary.”
He believes the company is struggling and will make one last attempt to sway the election while it is still relevant.
“I think Twitter is gearing up to interfere in the election. Twitter, as a company, is dying. The share price is collapsing. They now have finally begun to admit that even their active users [are] going down. On every metric that investors care about, the company is tanking and there’s going to be a fire sale within in the next 6 months…They’re all political operatives for the Democrats. Anyway, this company is now tanking. I think what’s happening is a lot of the employees are saying, we’re going down, but why don’t we just become the most effective liberal attack vector we can as long as we still exist?”READ MORE: Double Shooting In Eastwick Kills 25-Year-Old Man, Wounds Pregnant Woman: Police
Yiannopoulos is currently in the middle of a book tour and stopped this week at Rutgers University in New Bruswick, NJ, where he was met with protests that included students smearing fake blood on their faces. He stated that colleges today are not the same places they were in the past.
“The purpose of my speech was to say that I feel as though American college campuses have become places that are no longer the center of free inquiry, intellectual abandon, and exciting engagement with new ideas and new people and new concepts that they ought to be and used to be.”
He said debate of controversial ideas is now shut down, rather than debated vigorously.
“We’ve got to a point now in American Academia where merely asking for open and honest debate about, whether it’s gender, race, sexuality, you name it, constitutes hate speech according to the progressive mores of the student activists. This is dangerous stuff. These kids really don’t want to be exposed to new ideas. So my tour is just drawing attention to how ludicrous and hysterical the atmosphere is on campus at the moment.”MORE NEWS: 'I Want To Go To Class': Philadelphia Students, Parents On Edge As Possible SEPTA Strike Could Force Virtual Learning