An editorial employee at Twitter told his 65,000 followers on the platform to block and quit engaging with conservatives and “let them shout into the void.”
“Their entire business model is built off of your engagement, attention, and outrage,” wrote Sam Stryker, whose LinkedIn profile identifies him as the editorial lead for the company’s division on entertainment content. “Block them and go!”
Stryker was writing in response to Fox Nation Host Tomi Lahren trending on the platform for remarks following the verdict in the high-profile murder trial of George Floyd Tuesday. Former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all counts. In response, leftist activists re-emphasized their demands to defund the police, attempting to paint Chauvin as an illustrative of law enforcement nationwide.
“It’s still abolish the police,” Stryker wrote.
Lahren began trending on Twitter for unclear reasons. The trending topic descriptor on the website merely reads, “People react to comments by political commentator and Fox Nation host Tomi Lahren following the Derek Chauvin trial.”
When clicked, the first post to appear is the post from Twitter’s employee, followed by another below calling Lahren a racist.
Users must scroll down to find out what Lahren said to cause the online uproar. After scrolling down, a user mocks Lahren suggesting that riots this week have anything to do with the Floyd saga.
BEN SHAPIRO: Well, that was a crappy thing I said about the Derek Chauvin verdict
NANCY PELOSI: Hold my beer
TOMI LAHREN: LEEEEEEROOOOOOOY JENKIIIIINS!!!!! pic.twitter.com/SgcYRXe8TZ
— The Rats Are Coming! 🕷The Gil-Monster🕷 Is Here! (@the_gil_monster) April 20, 2021
Stryker’s call to block conservatives on the platform echoes comments from Nicola Keaney, whose profile bio identifies her as behind managing Twitter’s trend. The pinned post on her profile makes clear Keaney’s opposition to the idea of “agree to disagree.”
“We can agree to disagree,” Keaney wrote in a mix of upper- and lower-case letters to emphasize mockery. “Yes it the subject is pizza toppings. NOT about people’s right to live as the person they are without fear of violence and discrimination.”
Twitter did not immediately respond to The Federalist’s request for comment.