Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has gone out of his way to defend decisions made by the Twitter censorship team that led to banning accounts of popular conservatives over “racist”, “homophobic” or “hateful” tweets.
Last March, Dorsey tweeted: We’re committing Twitter to help increase the collective health, openness, and civility of public conversation, and to hold ourselves publicly accountable towards progress.
We’re committing Twitter to help increase the collective health, openness, and civility of public conversation, and to hold ourselves publicly accountable towards progress.
— jack (@jack) March 1, 2018
We have witnessed abuse, harassment, troll armies, manipulation through bots and human-coordination, misinformation campaigns, and increasingly divisive echo chambers. We aren’t proud of how people have taken advantage of our service, or our inability to address it fast enough.
He went on to explain how Twitter is focused on removing content “against our terms”
We’ve focused most of our efforts on removing content against our terms, instead of building a systemic framework to help encourage more healthy debate, conversations, and critical thinking. This is the approach we now need.
But what about two tweets from 2006, that reveal Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey posing next to a friend in “black face” or his comment about sitting next to a “transvestite” on an airplane?
This tweet shows Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey standing next to a white man wearing a durag on his head with his black paint on his lips to make them appear excessively large. Dorsey’s caption read: “Adam bought a durag and $40 worth of makeup: costume complete.”
In another tweet, Dorsey reported that he was seated next to a “transvestite” on an airplane. Isn’t Dorsey violating that rules set forth by the politically correct gay mafia in his tweet, by referring to the individual next to him as a “transvestite” instead of a “transgender?” And wouldn’t his tweet, that is clearly making fun of the person who is not like him, violate all social norms as determined by the Left?
Are Dorsey’s tweets considered “acceptable”, while tweets by top conservatives like the recently banned account of independent, conservative journalist, Laura Loomer, who was removed for tweeting about a newly elected pro-Sharia US Congresswoman, considered “unacceptable?”
Fox News has silently been protesting Twitter for one month, and mainstream media outlets couldn’t care less.
It’s been one month since Fox News posted a tweet. While they aren’t saying specifically why they are no longer tweeting from any of their accounts, it is likely that their decision stems from an event that took place one month ago, when Fox News’ Tucker Carlson was doxed on Twitter, which led to Antifa terrrorists showing up at his home, threatening his family.
According to Western Journal – A content manager for Tribune Media, Scott Gustin, tweeted back in November that he was told by a Fox employee that the decision to silence the Twitter accounts was made “from the highest level” and that the silence would persist until the company removed tweets of Carlson’s address and apologized for improperly handling the incident.
The @SmashRacismDC Twitter account accused of originally posting the address and organizing the protest at Carlson’s home was only suspended, and is back up and running already.
Here’s one of the last tweets from @SmashRacismDC before their account was SUSPENDED…not SHUT DOWN, but SUSPENDED for doxing Tucker Carslon:
The double standard for conservatives and liberals on Twitter is stunning. Multiple death threats against President Trump that were made months ago, are still up on the social media platform. Celebrities seem to enjoy a special kind of privilvege when threatening President Trump and/or his family.
Conservative Robby Starbuck makes a great point with his tweet, asking how washed-up entertainer, Bette Midler’s tweet, calling for the hanging of President Trump is allowed to remain on Twitter?
If a Republican actor said Obama and his family would be hung they would’ve been banned or suspended. @BetteMidler posts a tweet saying @realDonaldTrump and his family will be hung by Mueller yet @Twitter @Jack do nothing about it. This is sick.
Link: https://t.co/R3haYrcXMg pic.twitter.com/Qxi4ulzXlH
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) December 1, 2018
Twitter defines “Abusive behavior” and explain why a user might be banned or suspended:
On Twitter, you should feel safe expressing your unique point of view. We believe in freedom of expression and open dialogue, but that means little as an underlying philosophy if voices are silenced because people are afraid to speak up.
In order to facilitate healthy dialogue on the platform, and empower individuals to express diverse opinions and beliefs, we prohibit behavior that harasses or intimidates, or is otherwise intended to shame or degrade others. In addition to posing risks to people’s safety, abusive behavior may also lead to physical and emotional hardship for those affected.
Based on Twitter’s own definition of shame speech, should Jack Dorsey be kicked off his own platform?
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