Twitter – the social media company that was just in the news for a shares’ loss of nearly 20 percent – is now under fire for perceived censorship of conservative viewpoints. Noted conservative author and commentator Michelle Malkin picked up a thread that was making rounds on the social media site, writing in a tweet of her own: “Conservative Twitter users raising troubling questions whether @Twitter’s new ‘quality filter’ is censoring based on ideology.”

The remark was retweeted and favorited a combined 1,000-plus times. And among commenters was this one, from Milo Yiannopoulos: “It is.” Another wrote: “I’m not even remotely surprised.” The “quality filter” Malkin referenced came from the company’s announced new policy, as reported by Tech Crunch: “Quality filtering aims to remove all Tweets from your notifications timeline that contain threats, offensive or abusive language, duplicate content or are sent from suspicious accounts.” But that policy is being applied in a seemingly biased manner, Malkin suggested, after her Twitter feed picked up a story of a suspended user, Doug Ernst, who writes for the Washington Times. MORE