David Gokhshtein, a prominent cryptocurrency influencer and the founder of Gokhshtein Media, has written an open letter to Elon Musk, Twitter’s CEO, questioning whether the platform is censoring tweets and memes related to the Pepe (PEPE) meme cryptocurrency. Gokhshtein suspects that the platform is blocking tweets related to PEPE as he has been receiving notifications indicating “tweet unavailable.” In response to Gokhshtein’s tweet, a few users on Twitter acknowledged experiencing similar issues with PEPE-related tweets.
While some individuals participating in the discussion thread suggested that Crypto Twitter should start paying attention to other meme currencies like FLOKI, others opined that people have moved on from PEPE to other “degen projects” to earn money. Some users joked that Elon Musk might be blocking PEPE tweets to prevent it from becoming too successful and replace his preferred meme currency, DOGE.
As of now, there has been no official statement from Twitter or Elon Musk regarding these allegations. It is not uncommon for social media platforms to censor content, including cryptocurrency-related content, based on their policies or government regulations. In recent times, platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter have introduced measures to counter the spread of misinformation and harmful content. However, it remains to be seen if the alleged censorship of PEPE tweets is based on any particular policy or regulation.
Regardless, the alleged censorship of PEPE tweets raises concerns about the free and open discussion of cryptocurrency-related topics on social media platforms. The ability to communicate freely and share information is crucial in the crypto space, where individuals rely on social media platforms to keep up with the latest developments and engage with like-minded individuals. If Twitter is indeed censoring PEPE tweets, it could set a worrying precedent for the censorship of other cryptocurrencies and projects on the platform.